The Conference Centre Soeterbeeck, Ravenstein, will be the venue for the RENATE Training on Migration and Trafficking, which runs from Sunday 19 March to Saturday 25 March, 2017.
RENATE Board member and local organiser for the training programme, Mrs. Ivonne van de Kar, has secured a range of specialists on the theme of Migration and Trafficking. The context for the training will be ‘’Laudato Si and Refugees,’’ a topic which Gerard Moorman of the Dutch Conference of Religious will speak to.
As usual, there will be an emphasis on understanding the local country’s situation in relation to Human Trafficking and Migration, and this will be the subject of Ivonne’s presentation, with particular reference to the Netherlands.
Amongst the topics to be explored during the week, are ‘’Safe Future: Methodologies on Voluntary Return of Victims of Human Trafficking,’’ ‘’Safe return of undocumented migrants,’’ ‘’Labour exploitation of Migrants’’ and “The right to Protect.’’
Mill Bijnen will share her experiences as coordinator of a local shelter offering special care for migrant victims of Human Trafficking and Franck Ploum will guide us in Theological Reflections, preceding an exploration of ‘’The Right to Protect.’’
Participants will gain first-hand experience of the ecumenical project for refugees and undocumented people, when making the planned visit to STEK (Stad en Kerk).
A variety of training formats will be employed, including lectures, presentations, groupwork, the use of film and audio-visual aids. Sharing of best practice and opportunities to network, will be central to the training, which will conclude with panel discussions where representatives from ECPAT, Fier, Terre des Hommes and Porticus will speak to the theme of the week.
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Prepared by Anne Kelleher, RENATE Communications Person.
RENATE Training on Migration and Trafficking, 19-25 March, 2017.