Completed Projects

ENAFRON Research on Trafficking in Persons

Objectives: The project assessed (diagnosticar) the phenomenon of THB with a focus on the border regions and contribute to the selection of new locations for migrant centres.

Summary: The project produced: 1) a research report to assess trafficking in the Brazilian border states, 2) a methodology that is replicable for future projects, 3) a guide to the selection of municipalities for migrant centres and 4) recommendations for policy and locating migrant centres. The full report can be downloaded in Portuguese here.  English and Spanish versions will be available soon.

Partner: UNODC Brazil and Southern Cone

Donor: National Secretariat of Justice and the Ministry of Justice of Brazil through UNODC Brazil and Southern Cone

Duration: December 2012November 2013

Country: Brazil

Development of Common Guidelines and Procedures on the Identification of Victims of Trafficking (ISEC France)

Objectives: The overall objectives of the project are to enhance and harmonise the methods and procedures for the identification of victims of trafficking within the participating EU Member States through the development of common guidelines for the identification of VoT. Specifically, the project aims:

  • to exchange and capitalise on best practices on identification of VoT in view of the development of common guidelines for identification
  • to develop common guidelines and procedures on identification of VoT within EU participating States
  • to provide trainings for a pool of professionals in charge of the identification of VoT to ensure operational implementation of the guidelines
  • to share best practices and the common guidelines with the 27 EU Member States.

Implementing Agency: Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of France

Partners: ICMPD, Council of Europe, ILO/SAPCFL and UNODC

Donor: European Union

Duration: November 2011November 2013

Countries:  France, Bulgaria, Spain, Greece, the Netherlands and Romania

Capacity Building for Combating Trafficking for Labour Exploitation (CB LAB)

Objective: The project supported relevant national institutions of the target countries in combating trafficking in human beings for labour exploitation. Specifically, the project increased the capacity of national institutions to act within their mandate to tackle trafficking for labour exploitation and promote the diversification of actors working on this issue. Moreover, the project enhanced cooperation among relevant counterparts at the national, regional and European (EU) level, thus ensuring an efficient resolution of cross-border cases, effective prosecution of perpetrators and adequate protection of trafficked persons.

Summary: Fourteen countries participated in the project. The interdisciplinary setting of the training sessions, which encourages interaction between labour inspectors, police officers and representatives of the judiciary, further fostered their cooperation in combating trafficking for labour exploitation.  The project aimed to produce a more sustainable and comprehensive action plan against trafficking in human beings by:

  • increasing the capacity of relevant national actors to investigate and prosecute offences of trafficking for labour exploitation and at the same time strengthening the cooperation with European organisations in order to streamline actions against trafficking for labour exploitation
  • raising awareness and training labour inspectors and other relevant officials on the identification and referral of victims of trafficking for labour exploitation.

Implementing Agency: ICMPD

Donor: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

Duration: December 2011July 2013

Countries:  Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Kosovo (under UNSCR 1244/1999), Macedonia, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia and Slovenia

More detailed information about the project can be found here.

Prevention and Extended Harmonized Data Collection System on Trafficking in Human Beings (PEHDCS THB Slovakia)

Objective: The objective of the 18-month project was to create a unified and harmonised data collection system in order to increase the analytical capacities of all actors involved in the fight against trafficking in human beings at the national level. Another important objective of the project was awareness raising on trafficking in human beings and new forms of exploitation among both professionals and the general public by means of an information campaign and training sessions provided in the course of the project's implementation.

Summary: ICMPD, in the role as a partner organisation, provided expertise and methodological guidelines and shared lessons learned from similar projects implemented in other European countries.

Implementing Agency: Ministry of Interior of the Slovak Republic

Partner: ICMPD

Donor: European Union (European Commission: Prevention of and Fight Against Crime Programme)

Duration: April 2011April 2013

Country: Slovak Republic

Training to Enhance Lebanese Anti-trafficking Effort (TELAE): Identification, Referral and Policy Responses/Extended Effort (TELAE Extended Effort)

Objective: The project "TELAE/Extended Effort" was the continuation of the TELAE project (implemented from 1 October 2010 until 30 September 2011). It aimed at enhancing the capacity of the Lebanese authorities to develop and implement a comprehensive anti-trafficking response, particularly for relevant anti-trafficking stakeholders to identify, protect and refer (potential) victims of trafficking more effectively, as well as to ensure consistent involvement of NGOs in the identification and referral process. Furthermore, the extended effort fostered multi-agency cooperation through the elaboration of a draft of the National Action Plan.

Implementing Agency: ICMPD

Donor: United States Department of State

Duration: October 201130 March 2013

Developing a Transnational Referral Mechanism for Trafficked Persons between Canada and the Philippines (TRM CaPhil)

Objective: The overall objective of the project is to strengthen the links and cooperation between anti-trafficking stakeholders in Canada and the Philippines by way of piloting a transnational mechanism model to facilitate and provide necessary support to victims of human trafficking who voluntarily return to the Philippines. Furthermore, the project aims at creating a platform for transnational communication and cooperation between Canada and the Philippines in order to address common challenges related to trafficking in human beings in a coherent manner.

Implementing Agency: ICMPD

Donor: Ministry of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Canada

Duration: 13 February 201231 October 2012

Countries: Canada and the Philippines