Before the entry into force of the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons specially Women and Children, supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (Palermo Protocol), most countries did not comprehensively criminalize trafficking, which left victims unidentified and offenders unpunished – human trafficking was occurring with impunity. Even though countries have today introduced anti-trafficking legislation, impunity remains widespread.
Objective: The overall objective of this project is to contribute to an informed migration decision-making through balanced and evidence-based reporting in EaP countries on legal migration to the EU.
To create a model of a comprehensive and systematic capacity building on migration reporting for media representatives in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine
To foster and support migration understanding, expertise and education for journalists needed for further improvement of investigative journalism in the project target countries
To sustain a qualified communicators’ network to replicate journalists’ training in the future and increase enhanced institutional and public awareness on legal migration from the EaP region to the EU member states and related topics