Today, November 24, the three-day training for education professionals on preventing and combating trafficking in children began. The training was organized to raise awareness and sensitize educational counselors about the complexity of the problem of child trafficking and the risk factors and vulnerability of children to human trafficking. Besides, the organizers intended to initiate a discussion on educational counselors’ role in the prevention and suppression of child trafficking and expand their perception of possible participation in detecting, addressing, and referring children of potential victims of trafficking.
Due to the COVID19 pandemic and prescribed measures to combat the virus’s spread, the training has been adapted to the online version. Educators will have the opportunity to get acquainted with the basic concepts and trends related to human trafficking and child trafficking and the legislative, institutional, and operational frameworks in Serbia that regulate child safety. ASTRA’s educational team, consisting of Marija Andjelković, Jasmina Krunić, and Marija Vukašinović, leads about 20 participants through these thematic areas.
The training is organized by the Action “Preventing and combating trafficking in human beings in Serbia” under the joint European Union/Council of Europe program “Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey II.”