Online registration form - FLOW- Project webinar for businesses: Prevention of labour exploitation and human trafficking in local subcontracting chains 26.11.2020 - 10:00-12:00 CET

In recent years, cases of labour trafficking and exploitation have been uncovered around the world, as well as in Europe in sectors such as construction, restaurants, cleaning and agriculture. Outsourcing of work or services through subcontractors/suppliers or use of temporary workers in flexible employment relationships heighten the risk of labour exploitation. The working conditions in lengthy subcontracting chains might be difficult for companies to uncover. Everything may seem legal on paper but in reality, exploited migrant workers might work long hours in poor conditions, which are below national standards, and they have little or no possibility to change their situation. At worst, the exploitation is so severe that a person can be a victim of trafficking or forced labour.

New tools have been developed as part of the EU-funded FLOW-project by the European Institute for Crime Prevention and Control (HEUNI) and partners which outline five practical measures to enhance capacity of businesses prevent labour exploitation. HEUNI and partners are organising a webinar to present the developed materials and discuss the role of businesses in the prevention of labour exploitation with proactive businesses that have set good example along with international guest speakers.

We look forward to welcoming you to this event*. The webinar is especially targeted to representatives from companies of all sizes that use low-skilled migrant workers through outsourcing, subcontracting, and recruitment companies and labour intermediaries in risk sectors such as construction, cleaning or catering services. We also welcome others interested in these topics and in the role of business in tackling labour trafficking and exploitation.

The event will take place online from 10:00-12:00 CET on 26th November 2020. The link to the event will be sent to attendees later on. Register by 24th November.

The FLOW-project publications can be downloaded for free (also more information about the FLOW-project):

For more information please contact

The event is held in English.
Chair of the event: Senior Programme Officer Anniina Jokinen (HEUNI)

Draft programme:

9:45 CET Online coffee and testing the connection
10:00 Opening of the event - Senior Programme Officer Anniina Jokinen, HEUNI
10:10 Keynote: Head of Migrant Workers Programme, Neill Wilkins, UK Institute for Human Rights and Business
10:30 Presentation of the FLOW Toolkit for Businesses – Researcher Anni Lietonen, HEUNI
10:45 Good practices from cleaning and construction sectors in Finland - Aino Aho Helsinki Cooperative Society Elanto HOK-Elanto and Anne-Maria Flanagan (SRV)

Discussion and questions (11:05-11:15)

11:15 Panel discussion with international guest speakers:
Claire Methven O’Brien - strategic adviser, Danish Institute for Human Rights
Ruben Brugnera – journalist
Linda Šedlere – SCHWENK Latvija
Guest speaker from Estonia (TBC)

Discussion and questions (11:45-12:00)

Closing of the event

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