Ongoing Projects

Assessment of the Impact of the Syrian War and Refugee Crisis on Trafficking in Persons (AIS-TIP)

Objective: The overall goal of the research project is to increase and enhance knowledge of the impact of the Syrian war and refugee crisis on trafficking in persons (TIP) in Syria and the region (Lebanon, Jordan, Southern Turkey and Northern Iraq).

  • Specific objective 1: to provide reliable knowledge and data necessary to inform emergency and short-term actions to address trafficking in persons and vulnerability to trafficking among those displaced or otherwise affected by the Syrian conflict
  • Specific objective 2: to formulate recommendations for mid- to long-term anti-trafficking activities in the areas of prevention, protection and prosecution to meet the needs of identified and unidentified victims of trafficking, as well as other groups vulnerable to TIP in the region and beyond
  • Specific objective 3: to disseminate the findings and recommendations of the research broadly among policymakers and other relevant stakeholders in order to provide the necessary knowledge base for appropriate responses
Summary: The aim of the proposed research project is to assess the impact of the Syrian war and refugee crisis on TIP in Syria and the surrounding region. The project will produce a comprehensive research report detailing and analysing this impact in Syria and the neighbouring countries most affected by refugee inflows, and making feasible recommendations to respond to its findings. The assessment will build upon information and estimates already collected by relevant actors, including UN agencies, and, through publication and dissemination of the report, will contribute to strengthening the response to TIP by relevant actors operating in the region.

The countries and regions that will be the focus of the assessment are selected on the basis of the magnitude of refugee and internal displacement: Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, (Northern) Iraq and (Southern) Turkey. The present assessment proposes to apply an interdisciplinary methodology, dividing the research into preparatory, field research, analysis and dissemination phases. It will combine primary research in the field with secondary desk research and remote consultations, and will combine qualitative and quantitative empirical research methods to obtain and assess data and information. The methodology will be developed in such a way that it can be replicated at a later date to facilitate longitudinal research on the topic, and adapted so that it can be applied in a different region.
Implementing Agency: ICMPD

Donor: U.S. Department of State, Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (J/TIP)

Duration: September 2014December 2015

Countries Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq and Turkey

 

Fight against Trafficking in Human Beings and Organised Crime – Phase 2

Objectives: The project has the following three objectives:

  • improve victim identification, protection and assistance by strengthening national and transnational referral mechanisms
  • increase prosecutions of traffickers by enhancing national and transnational law enforcement cooperation and increasing the capacities of law enforcement, judiciary and NGO staff to address and fight THB more efficiently
  • enhance coordination and cooperation among key actors by improving partnerships between relevant EU and non-EU actors.
Summary: The project is being implemented in the framework of the Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace (IcSP), which succeeds the Instrument for Stability (IfS) and is one of the key external assistance instruments that enables the European Union to take a lead in helping to prevent and respond to actual or emerging crises around the world. Building on the achievements of the project 'Fight against Trafficking in Human Beings Phase 1' implemented in Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Moldova and Turkey from January 2013 to September 2014, the project seeks to contribute to the prevention of and fight against transnational organised crime, particularly in relation to trafficking in human beings (THB), by providing the participating countries with policy, legal and technical expertise and knowledge. 

Implementing Agencies: ICMPD in cooperation with FEI (France Expertise Internationale) and FIIAPP (International Foundation of Administration and Public Policies of Spain)

Donor: European Union

Duration:
September 2014September 2017

Countries: 
Albania, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Moldova, Pakistan and Turkey

Website: https://fightagainsttrafficking.org/

 

Migrações Transfronteiriças: Strengthening the Capacity of the Brazilian Federal Government to Manage New Migratory Flows (MT Brazil)

Objective: The overall objective is to strengthen the capacity of the Brazilian Federal Government to better manage migratory flows through focusing on assistance and labour integration of vulnerable groups, such as returnees, migrants and actual and potential victims of trafficking. More specifically, the project seeks to:

 

  • strengthen cooperation between Brazil and EU Member States in view of transferring skills, capacities and resources
  • strengthen the capacity of the Brazilian Federal Government to develop policies and programmes targeting Brazilian returnees, labour migrants and victims of trafficking
  • foster links between migration and development by maximising the benefits of immigrants' and returnees' skills and qualifications.
Implementing Agency: ICMPD


Partners:
National Immigration Council, Ministry of Labour and Employment, Brazil (CNIg); National Secretariat of Justice, Ministry of Justice, Brazil (SNJ); Immigration and Borders Service, Ministry of Home Affairs, Portugal (SEF)

Donors: European Union; Ministry of Labour and Employment, Brazil; Ministry of Justice, Brazil

Duration: July 2013December 2015

Country: Brazil

 

 

In addition to the Competence Centre for Trafficking in Human Beings, ICMPD's Brussels Mission, through its MIEUX II programme, carries out capacity building projects that deal with the fight against trafficking in human beings.