Preventing and Combating Trafficking in Human Beings and Enhancing Victims Protection through Operational Networking and Co-operation and Joint Multi-Disciplinary Trainings for Counter-Trafficking Specialists in EU Member States, Candidate and Neighbouring Countries (AGIS 2006) (2008 - 2009)

Geographical Coverage: Austria, Bulgaria, Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Malta, Romania, Slovakia, Croatia, FYR of Macedonia, Turkey, Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova

Duration: July 2008 - December 2009

Donor: European Commission

Status: Completed

Summary: This 24 month project reinforced national CT responses in the participating countries and enhanced the protection of victims in line with the European Directive of the Short Residence Permits for Victims of Trafficking and the current EU debate to enhance national coordinating mechanisms, and to ensure early identification, assistance and protection of the rights of victims of trafficking. It provided a framework for exchange of information and best practices between the operational specialists from various counter-trafficking institutions and organizations in the European MS, Candidate and neighbouring countries.