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2013 05 18 safe host conference guglielmi eng


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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 guglielmi eng

  1. 1. EU co-funded project “SAFE HOST Supporting European Social Partners in Taking Action Against Sexual Exploitation of Children in Travel and Tourism” Firenze 18 maggio 2013 Presentation by Gabriele Guglielmi
  2. 2. Advanced tools in ltaly: 1. law 269 of 1998 2. Ecpat Italy code of conduct (2000), together with trade unions and sector organisations, developed for Italian tourism. 3. Code included in the national contract (2003) for tourism sector employees
  3. 3. September 15th , 2005
  4. 4. December 13th , 2011 DIRECTIVE 2011/92/EU of the EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND COUNCIL • On the struggle against sex exploitation and abuses against children and child pornography • By December 2015, all Member States must have implemented necessary actions to be compliant with Directive 2011/92/EU
  5. 5. Italian Tour Operator survey 2010 309 Questionnaires sent to tourism companies 128(+16) answers received 80% (+7%) of tourism agencies is compliant with the obligation of informing their clients only 47% (+11%) of companies is active towards employees onlyl 23% (+8%) worries about tourism services to suppliers in foreign countries
  6. 6. Airports, air companies, hotel chains • The EBNT observatory in 2010 has decided to expand the sample to airports (28), air companies (10), hotel chains (12) • The completed questionnaires were only 21, that is 42% of total, but 54% of airports and 42% of hotel chains; only 1 air company • It has been found out that: only 14 % is active in training only 4,8% informs its clients
  7. 7. The SAFE HOST project has the objective of: • Supporting joint initiatives with European social partners/employers and industrial associations involved in the tourism sector and in the struggle against sexual exploitation of children in the tourism sector. • Pave the way for an agreement among European social partners, employers and industrial associations
  8. 8. 1) identify models and good practices for the tourism supply chain, and methods to avoid the use of tourism channels for sexual exploitation 2) promote the creation of networks and the sharing of knowledge among key actors involved in the tourism sector (employers, employees, NGOs, DG EMPL and DG ENTR) 3) strengthen synergies and exchanges between European social partners and practices for the prevention and struggle against CST 4) preparare negotiations for a global initiative facing the issue of sex tourism against children, which could result in an agreement on European Social Dialogue 5) contribute to the implementation of Directive 2011/92/EU on European level policies for tourism and the European Strategy 2020
  9. 9. Kick-off meeting - Rome/EBNT 18 01 2013
  10. 10. Task Force ITB/Berlin 08 03 2013
  11. 11. WS Madrid 16 04 2013
  12. 12. Next May 17-19 Florence Safe Host Conference & PSC 24 IUF Tourism Steering Group Meeting, Geneva 1 It a Ca Bologna June 03-04 EFFAT Management and Executive Committee 06 EFFAT Tourism Sector Board 07 SD HORECA 12-13 ECPAT + SH Meeting, Poland (tbc) Sepember 05-06 IUF HRCT Trade Group Board Copenhagen 1 World Tourism Day, SESI – Rome October 1 Safe Host PSC from Budapest to Vilnius (tbc) November 11-15 ETLC Conference (tbc) 20 Safe Host Bruxelles PSC (tbc) •
  13. 13. Carta Europea dei Sindacati sul Turismo European Trade Union Charter on Tourism Charte syndicale européenne sur le tourisme Europäische Gewerkschafts-Charta für den Tourismus DEN EUROPÆISKE FAGBEVÆGELSES CHARTER OM TURISME DEN EUROPÆISKE FAGBEVÆGELSES FORBINDELSESUDVALG FOrRTURISME
  14. 14. EU co-funded project “SAFE HOST Supporting European Social Partners in Taking Action Against Sexual Exploitation of Children in Travel and Tourism” Firenze 18 maggio 2013 Presentazione di Gabriele Guglielmi
  15. 15. Translation notes Slide n.2: Operation against sex tourism “But..we were going to see God's son!” “Exactly!”