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08:45 am - 09:30 am


09:30 am - 10:00 am

Welcome and Opening Remarks (Main Hall)

Petra Schneebauer, National Anti-Trafficking Coordinator; Head of the Austrian Task Force on Combatting Human Trafficking

Emil Brix, Director of the Vienna School of International Studies

Diane Schmitt, EU Anti-Trafficking Coordinator

Dominique Hasler, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Education and Sport of the Principality of Liechtenstein

Ghada Fathi Waly, Director-General UNOV and Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

Helga Maria Schmid, Secretary General of the OSCE

Peter Launsky-Tieffenthal, Secretary General for Foreign Affairs 

10:00 am - 10:20 am

Keynote Speech

Prof. Peter Klimek, Complexity Science Hub-Faculty Vienna, "Hiding in plain sight. How to use transformation to combat human trafficking." 

10:20 am - 10:40 am

Coffee Break

10:40 am - 11:20 am

Panel Discussion: No Future for Trafficking

Petya Nestorova, Executive Secretary of the Council of Europe Convention on action against Trafficking in Human Beings

Dina Dominitz, National Anti-Trafficking Coordinator of Israel

Najat Maalla M‘jid, Special Representative of the UN Secretary General on Violence against Children

Kataryna Cherepanka, Head of the NGO „La Strada“ in Ukraine

Peter Klimek, Professor at the Complexity Science Hub-Faculty Vienna

Moderation: Wolfgang Spadinger, Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs 

11:20 am - 12:20 pm

Discussion with the Audience

12:20 pm - 01:30 pm

Lunch Break

01:30 pm - 04:00 pm

Parallel Workshops held at the Vienna School of International Studies and Online

(1)  Smuggled, Trafficked, Persecuted? Structural Vulnerabilities and Protection Gaps in Migration and Asylum Procedures (English)
LEFÖ-IBF; International Organisation for Migration (IOM)

Experts: Heather Komenda, Petya Nestorova, Karoline Preißler, Evelyn Probst, Martin Stiller


(2) Labour Market Integration of Displaced Persons and Refugees as Prevention of Human Trafficking for the Purpose of Labour Exploitation? (English) 
Vienna Institute for International Dialogue and Cooperation (VIDC) 

Experts: Kateryna Cherepakha, Zvezda Vankova, Sarah Strobel 

(3) New Forms of Exploitation - Forced Criminality, including Identity Fraud and other fraudulent Acts (German) 

Experts: Silke Albert; practitioners in casework

(4) Safe Places for Trafficked Children? Promising of Specialized Shelters for Children (English) 
ECPAT Austria; Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Fundamental and Human Rights 

Experts: Najat Maalla M'jid, Olivier Peyroux

(5) Displaced Persons from Ukraine - a Business Model? (German)
Trafficking in Human Beings with a focus on Ukraine from a Police Perspective 
Federal Ministry of the Interior, Federal Office of Criminal Investigation; UNODC

Experts: Ilias Chatzis, Christian Wehrschütz, Kataryna Bobal 

04:00 pm - 04:30 pm

Coffee Break

04:30 pm - 05:00 pm

Presentations by Workshop Rapporteurs (Main Hall)

Evelyn Probst, Head of LEFÖ-IBF

Kateryna Cherepakha, Head of the NGO "La Strada" in Ukraine

Manfred Buchner, Psychologist, MEN VIA

Helmut Sax, Senior Researcher at Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Fundamental and Human Rights

Gerald Tatzgern, Head of Division on Migrant Smuggling, Human Trafficking and Special Investigations, Federal Office of Criminal Investigation


05:00 pm - 05:30 pm

Discussion of Workshop Outcomes

05:30 pm - 05:45 pm

Closing Remarks

Diane Schmitt, EU Anti-Trafficking Coordinator

Petra Schneebauer, National Anti-Trafficking Coordinator; Head of the Austrian Task Force on Combatting Human Trafficking

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