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Tourism Policies DepartmentSAFE HOST:“Social Partners Together Against SexualExploitation of Children in Travel andTourism...
The office for tourism policies has its ownrepresentative in the Interministerial CoordinationCommittee for the struggle a...
Ci.C.Lo.Pe convenes representatives of central administrations,coordinated by the ministry for Equal Opportunities andcoop...
The Observatory is closely linked with the Committee, in fact itscomponents are the representatives of national and local ...
• Monitoring the implementation of law 38/2006 regarding sexualexploitation of children and child pornography relative to ...
Possible actions:•Close liaison between national Observatory on tourism andthe Centre for the promotion of the Global Code...
Possible Actions:•Promote an awareness raising campaign aimed at fosteringactions against sexual and commercial exploitati...
The 22ndof May a plenary session of theCi.C.Lo.Pe. Committee will take place.In this occasioni I will be glad to represent...
For further information:Contacts: d.canale@governo.itTel: +39 066779 5956Tourism Policies OfficeSAFE HOST, Florence 18 – 1...
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Sexual tourism against minors is a world plague that encompasses mainly the south east Asian region, Latin America, Africa and eastern Europe. Western countries are those which register the biggest outgoing fluxes. Sexual tourists abuse of the common channels and networks of tourism to reach their victims. Companies and workers in the sector may play an important role in the prevention and struggle against this practice. To be able to do this, they must learn how to identify and prevent it, they need to possess the knowledge and skills to identify it and have the tools to actively prevent those who exploit and those that make use of this practice from making use of tourist services to reach their victims. To Favor the establishment of a permanent social dialogue platform for tourism, encouraging the exchange and synergies between social parts throughout the whole supply chain, starting from the exchange of actions for the fight against child exploitation in the tourism sector, and the adoption of Directive 2011/92/EU. Analyze the ways in which services and tourism channels are used for illegal aims and identify changes linked with use of information and communication technologies. Evaluate good practices that social parts, individually or jointly, have enacted to prevent and fight against this phenomenon. Equip the tourism industry with innovative and practical tools for the struggle against child sexual exploitation throughout the whole supply chain.
Il turismo sessuale a danno dei minori è una piaga mondiale che attanaglia in modo particolare Sud-est asiatico, America Latina, Africa ed Europa orientale. I paesi occidentali sono quelli da cui si registrano i maggiori flussi in partenza. I turisti sessuali abusano dei canali e delle reti del turismo per raggiungere le loro vittime. Imprese e lavoratori del settore possono giocare un ruolo prezioso per prevenire e contrastare il fenomeno. Per farlo essi devono imparare a riconoscerlo e a prevenirlo, devono cioè avere le conoscenze e le competenze per identificarlo ed essere dotati di strumenti concreti per impedire a sfruttatori e clienti di utilizzare i servizi turistici per raggiungere le loro vittime. Favorire l’istituzione del tavolo di dialogo sociale europeo del turismo incoraggiando gli scambi e le sinergie tra gli attori sociali di tutta la filiera, a partire dalla condivisione di azioni per la lotta allo sfruttamento sessuale dei minori nel turismo e l’attuazione della Direttiva 2011/92/UE sul tema.Analizzare le modalità con cui i servizi e i canali del turismo vengono utilizzati per scopi impropri e identificare i cambiamenti legati all’uso delle tecnologie di informazione e comunicazione Censire le buone pratiche che le parti sociali individualmente o collegialmente hanno messo in campo per prevenire e contrastare il fenomeno. Dotare l’industria del turismo di strumenti innovativi e pratici per il contrasto allo sfruttamento sessuale dei minori lungo tutta la filiera

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2013 05 18 safe host conference ci c_lo_pe_d_canale_eng

  1. 1. Tourism Policies DepartmentSAFE HOST:“Social Partners Together Against SexualExploitation of Children in Travel andTourism”Fortezza Da Basso, Florence 18 – 19 May 2013Office of the Prime Minister
  2. 2. The office for tourism policies has its ownrepresentative in the Interministerial CoordinationCommittee for the struggle against pedophilia(Ci.C.Lo.Pe.) and the Observatory for the fightagainst abuses and sexual exploitation of children.Ci.C.Lo.Pe.SAFE HOST, Florence 18 – 19 May 2013
  3. 3. Ci.C.Lo.Pe convenes representatives of central administrations,coordinated by the ministry for Equal Opportunities andcooperates with international bodies and associations, and withprivate social organisations which have been committed for yearsin this sector.C.I.C.Lo.Pe. acts as a coordination centre for prevention andcontrast activities against pedophilia done by the various StateAdministrations.It is actively involved in actions for the protection of childrensrights in Italy, specifically those related to the various forms ofabuses and sexual exploitation.SAFE HOST, Florence 18 – 19 May 2013Interministerial Coordination Committee for the struggleagainst pedophilia (Ci.C.Lo.Pe.)
  4. 4. The Observatory is closely linked with the Committee, in fact itscomponents are the representatives of national and local publicadministrations, bodies and associations, voluntary associationsand services sector, experts on childhood and adolescence issues.In such a context a national plan for the prevention and struggleagainst abuses and sexual exploitation of children in is beingdeveloped in 2013-2015, with the cooperation of the Office fortourism policies on some topics.SAFE HOST, Florence 18 – 19 May 2013Observatory for the fight against abuses and sexualexploitation of children
  5. 5. • Monitoring the implementation of law 38/2006 regarding sexualexploitation of children and child pornography relative to the dutiesof tourism operators organising travels in foreing countries, and theadoption of the Code of Conduct of the Italian Tourism Industry;• Strengthening of the fight against sex tourism perpetrated byItalian citizens against foreign children.Tourism action linesSAFE HOST, Florence 18 – 19 May 2013
  6. 6. Possible actions:•Close liaison between national Observatory on tourism andthe Centre for the promotion of the Global Code of Ethics forTourism, both operating within the Office, and with the WorldTourism Organisation (UNWTO).•Strengthen cooperation with the World Tourism network forChild Protection.•Plan a constant monitoring and evaluation of duties oftourism operators regarding the organisation of foreigntravels.MonitoringSAFE HOST, Florence 18 – 19 May 2013
  7. 7. Possible Actions:•Promote an awareness raising campaign aimed at fosteringactions against sexual and commercial exploitation of childrenin tourism.•Communication actions – also through the ONT portal – togive visibiilty to “virtuous” tour operators.•Communicaton campaign addressed to tourists, aimed anddiscouraging the practice of sex tourism.Fight against sex tourismSAFE HOST, Florence 18 – 19 May 2013
  8. 8. The 22ndof May a plenary session of theCi.C.Lo.Pe. Committee will take place.In this occasioni I will be glad to represent yourpositions and possible potential synergies for jointinitiatives both at a national and European level.Ci.C.Lo.Pe.SAFE HOST, Florence 18 – 19 May 2013
  9. 9. For further information:Contacts: d.canale@governo.itTel: +39 066779 5956Tourism Policies OfficeSAFE HOST, Florence 18 – 19 May 2013

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