Completed Projects

Fight against Trafficking in Human Beings and Organised Crime – Phase 2 (THB/IFS/2)

The overall objective of the project was to contribute to the prevention of and fight against transnational organised crime, particularly in relation to trafficking in human beings (THB) in Albania, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), Moldova, Pakistan and Turkey, building on the achievements of an earlier phase (implemented in Azerbaijan, BiH, Moldova and Turkey from January 2013 to September 2014). More specifically, the project:

Improved victim identification, protection and assistance by strengthening national and transnational referral mechanisms;
Increased 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;
Enhanced coordination and cooperation among key actors by improving partnerships between relevant EU and non-EU actors.

Implementing agency: ICMPD

Partners: France Expertise Internationale (FEI) and the International and Ibero-American Foundation for Administration and Public Policies (FIIAPP).

Donor: European Union

Duration: September 2014 – January 2018 (40-months)

Development of a Transnational Referral Mechanism for Sweden (SE-TRM)/Targeted support to County Administrative Board of Stockholm (CABS)

Objective: The overall objective was to strengthen the links and cooperation between anti-trafficking stakeholders in Sweden by way of developing a transnational referral mechanism model to facilitate and provide necessary support to victims of human trafficking as well as to put into practice the existing legislative and administrative procedures. More specifically, the project:

  • mapped out the capacity of relevant actors to identify, refer and assist trafficked persons in order to detect needs and gaps in current Swedish practices
  • developed the first draft of the standard operating procedures (SOPs) for establishing a Swedish TRM according to a victim-centred and multi-agency approach.
The full project description can be found here.

Implementing Agency:

Partners: County Administrative Board of Stockholm (CABS), Prosecution Authority, Swedish Migration Board, police authorities, social services, IOM Helsinki and NGOs, among others

Donor: County Administrative Board of Stockholm (CABS)

Duration: May 201415 January 2015

Towards a Pan-European Monitoring System of Trafficking in Human Beings (Pan-EU MoSy)

Objective: The overall objective was to share with other countries a THB Monitoring System (Pan-EU MoSy) in the framework of best practices regarding the harmonisation of procedures for the collection, treatment, analysis and sharing of information. More specifically, the project:

  • developed a Common European System to support data analyses at a transnational level, namely by sharing territorial-based statistical data
  • delivered customised technical solutions and promote a network of data providers
  • extended the project to other relevant countries of origin, transit and destination in the EU and neighbouring countries.

Implementing Agency: Portuguese Ministry of Internal Affairs (ICMPD is an associate partner)

Advisory Board Members: DGPJ/PT (Directorate-General for Justice Policy), EUROPOL, EUROSTAT, FRONTEX, ICMPD, IOM, OIIP, OSCE, UNODC / (GLOTIP)

Donor: European Union

Duration: January 2013December 2014

Countries: Austria, Bulgaria, Cyprus and Portugal

Fight against Trafficking in Human Beings – Phase 1 (THB/IFS/1)

Objectives: The project aimed:

  • to improve systems of data collection, analysis and exchange at the national and transnational level to increase knowledge on the scale and nature of trafficking in human beings
  • to facilitate information sharing and enhance coordination on trafficking in human beings at the regional level
  • to enhance national and transnational law enforcement cooperation and the capacity of a broad range of stakeholders to address and fight the crime of trafficking in human beings more effectively.

Summary: The project applied a three-step approach to enhance counter-trafficking measures in the participating countries as follows. The full project description can be downloaded here.  The project's online platform can be accessed here.

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

Donor: European Union

Duration: January 2013September 2014

Countries: Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Moldova and Turkey

Itineris: Protection of Migrants’ Rights From Exploitation, From Brazil to the European Union

Objective: The general objective of this 30-month project was to protect migrants' rights, especially against exploitation and trafficking, by providing them with information on legal migration opportunities, and enhancing the capacity of actors offering them assistance. Specifically, the project aimed at preventing irregular migration through information campaigns that promote legal migration, promoting the capacity of national administrations to fight against smuggling and trafficking in human beings and strengthening national and international cooperation in the field of anti-trafficking, particularly in the fields of transnational referral and the exchange of best practices.  Publications produced under the project will be released in April 2014.

Implementing Agency: ICMPD

Partners: Brazilian National Secretariat of Justice (Ministry of Justice),  Brazilian Migration Council (Ministry of Labour and Employment), Brazilian Federal Police, Portuguese Commission for Citizenship and Gender Equality, Portuguese Immigration and Border Service, Galician Service for Gender Equality, ILO Office in Brasilia and UNODC Brazil and South Cone Office

Donors: European Commission, Brazilian National Secretariat of Justice (Ministry of Justice), Brazilian Migration Council (Ministry of Labour and Employment), Swiss Federal Office for Migration and Galician Service for Gender Equality

Duration: June 2011March 2014

Countries: Brazil, Spain and Portugal

Enhanced Identification and Protection of Trafficked Persons in Turkey (IPT)

Objective: The aim of the project "Enhanced Identification and Protection of Trafficked Persons in Turkey (IPT)" was to enhance the capacity of relevant Turkish anti-trafficking stakeholders to identify and protect (potentially) trafficked persons more effectively by establishing standardised operating procedures (SOPs) for the identification of (potentially) trafficked persons based on a victim-centred approach.

Summary: The project addressed all forms of trafficking and followed a 4-phase approach comprising:

  • an assessment of the specific needs of the Turkish stakeholders with regard to victim identification
  • the development of SOPs for victim identification
  • inter-disciplinary training for relevant anti-trafficking stakeholders on the implementation of the SOPs
  • testing the SOPs on actual trafficking cases.
On 18 December 2013 in Ankara the final conference of the project was held. The agenda can be downloaded here.

Implementing Agency:

Donor: United States Department of State

Duration: October 2011December 2013

Country: Turkey