Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey (Horizontal Facility II)

It is with great pleasure that today we are announcing our upcoming cooperation with Council of Europe, as one of the grantees on the co-operation initiative of the European Union and Council of Europe for the Western Balkans and Turkey – Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey (Horizontal Facility II) 2019-2022

Trafficking in humans is a serious and complex problem and one of the growing forms of organised crime on a global scale.  The process of human trafficking implies a horrendous exploitation of the human body and labour, violating the most fundamental of human rights- from delimiting communication and movement, to violence and abuse.

Labour exploitation is one of the most common forms of trafficking in North Macedonia and globally. In order to decrease the risk of human trafficking for the purpose of labour exploitation, in the upcoming period, Open Gate La Strada with the support of the European Union and the Council of Europe will work toward raising public awareness to increase the knowledge and important information on trafficking of human beings with special attention to labour exploitation amongst the public including youth;

Furthermore, the action will target at informing the young people on how to prevent their acceptance of deceptive and non-adequate job offers and how to filter out fake news both in North Macedonia and abroad.

In the upcoming period you will receive more information regarding the project, until then we encourage you to visit the online platforms – web page of the Horizontal Facility programme & social media accounts (Twitter & Facebook) and get informed about their past and ongoing activities and projects.