The meeting conicides with the EU Anti-Trafficking Day Conference organized under the Lithuanian Presidency.
Labour trafficking in Europe is becoming more and more visible according to trade unions, civil society organisations and UN bodies such as the International Labour Organisation, affecting as many as 880,000 people – that’s 1.8 victims per every 1,000 inhabitants. And the numbers are increasing every year.
The meeting will discuss ways of assisting bigger groups of exploited workers in mainstream economic sectors such as agriculture, construction, forestry and services and see how trade unions and civil society organizations can best combine forces to assist and organize vulnerable workers and examine good practices.
While actors in the field have only discovered a tip of an iceberg, any solution to the problem will require understanding of new trends, developing new responses and partnerships.