Deadline for nomination submissions for the TF-THB Baltic Sea Region Counter Trafficking Award


TF-THB Baltic Sea Region Counter Trafficking Award

Since 2006 the CBSS Task Force against Trafficking in Human Beings has been working against human trafficking in the Baltic Sea region. On our tenth anniversary, we want to celebrate other counter trafficking activists in the region, as only joint actions can be truly effective in prevention of human trafficking. To this end we are launching the Baltic Sea Region Counter Trafficking Award.

Call for Nominations

The Baltic Sea Region Counter Trafficking Award is designed to honour and recognise the commitment, dedication, creativity and leadership of individuals who fight human trafficking – a crime that is all our responsibility.

Who can be nominated?

Individuals representing, for example, a state institution, non-governmental organisation, private entity or academic institution, who have made a significant impact in tackling human trafficking can be nominated for the Award.

Work of the individual can address different dimensions of human trafficking and offer different types of solutions: awareness raising, ensuring respect for the human rights of employees, promotion of fair pay and decent working conditions, reduction of the opportunities for traffickers to commit crime, identification of groups at risk, mapping the extent of the problem and assisting victims of human trafficking since 2014. Nominees must be residents of Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Norway, the Russian Federation or Sweden.

Unlimited number of individuals can be nominated for consideration under the CBSS Baltic Sea Region Counter Trafficking Award scheme.

Award period

The Award is launched on 14 September and the deadline for nomination submissions is 23 October 2017.

Who can nominate?

Residents of the participating countries who are involved in anti-trafficking work in the Baltic Sea region can nominate a person for the award.

How to nominate?

Send the name of your nominee and a brief explanation of the actions or events in which the nominee displayed significant efforts to counteract human trafficking, as defined in the award criteria. You may include news clips and other background materials pertaining to the actions or events described; however, supporting materials are not required. When submitting your nomination, please include your name, the name of the institution you represent, the contact details (phone and address) and, if possible, the names and contact details of persons who can provide further information on the nominee.

Please note that award recipients will not be selected based on the volume of nominations an individual receives. A single nomination will place the the individual’s name in consideration for the Award. Download the nomination form here.

Please send the completed form to the Senior Adviser and Head of TF-THB Unit Ms Vineta Polatside by 23 October 2017.

Read more about the award process in the announcement here.

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