Conference "Innovations in social work with homeless people"

On 23 April 2015 representative of IOM Moscow took part in the All-Russian scientific-practical conference "Innovations in social work with homeless people", organized by the Department of Social Protection of Population of Moscow. The purpose of the conference was to draw the attention to the problem of homelessness, the formation of a tolerant community and the search for innovative solutions to the problem at the national level.

The participants of the conference were from among the heads and representatives of legislative and executive authorities of the Russian Federation and the subjects of the Russian Federation, representatives of scientific, educational, religious and community organizations and associations.

As victims of trafficking, especially in the form of forced begging, are often identified among homeless people, a representative of IOM Moscow spoke about the IOM Moscow experience to assist vulnerable groups, including victims of trafficking, during the plenary session.