Promoting Transnational Partnerships: Preventing and Responding to Trafficking in Human Beings from Brazil to EU Member States

#Trafficking in human beings

Brazil / Italy / Portugal
April 2009 to May 2011
European Union, Portuguese Immigration and Border Service (Serviço de Estrangeiros e Fronteiras – SEF) and Portuguese Commission for Citizenship and Gender Equality (Comissão para a Cidadania e Igualdade de Género – CIG
Portuguese Immigration and Border Service, Portuguese Commission for Citizenship and Gender Equality and Associazione On the Road (Italian NGO)
Implementing Agency


Objective: The objective of the project was to make a comprehensive contribution to counter-trafficking in human beings efforts by reducing the incidence of trafficking in human beings from Brazil to EU Member States, particularly Portugal and Italy, in the medium to long term. In particular, the project sought to contribute to the prevention of transnational trafficking in human beings on Brazilian territory, to build up the capacities of the Brazilian Federal Police and the Brazilian consular staff in Portugal and Italy to understand THB as a complex crime, and to strengthen the international co-operation between Brazil and the EU countries of destination.

ICMPD worked in close co-operation with the Brazilian National Secretary of Justice and the Brazilian Federal Police. The project ran for a total of 25 months.