THALIA addresses the issue of human trafficking in the Baltic Sea region. The project focuses specifically on the awareness of the crimes and the role of the media.
Human trafficking is depriving the victims of their basic human rights. THALIA stresses that the media almost exclusively frames human trafficking as sexual human trafficking. The victims are rarely heard. The project suggests that the media’s role in shaping the public’s view of human trafficking should be developed. Through cooperation across the borders, the countries in the Baltic Sea region will be able to reach a common understanding of human trafficking. Hence, THALIA wants to create a platform for the media and journalists on human trafficking. One goal is to educate future journalists on the topic. THALIA will promote a forum for theoretical and practical exchange in order to raise awareness of human trafficking. Moreover, it will include academia to educate tomorrow’s journalist on a daily basis. At least 250 students will participate, and 50 students, experts and journalists will attend an international workshop on human trafficking.