Swiss-Hungarian Transnational Cooperation on the Referreal of Victims of Trafficking (2017)

Geographical Coverage: Hungary and Switzerland

Duration: 1 April 2017 – 31 December 2017

Donor: Internal Security Fund of the European Union (national allocation)

Partners: Hungarian Ministry of Interior (MoI), Hungarian National Police, Embassy of Switzerland in Hungary, FEDPOL (SCOTT) (Swiss Coordination Unit against the Trafficking in Persons and Smuggling of Migrants)

Status: Completed

Summary: The aim of the project is to map the transnational identification, referral, assistance and protection practices for victims of trafficking which involves governmental, non-governmental and international organizations in both the country of origin, Hungary and the country of destination, Switzerland. The project is designed to facilitate mutual understanding, cooperation and information exchange among professionals working in various fields related to the fight against trafficking.

This aim is achieved through study visits in Hungary and Switzerland organized for Swiss and Hungarian counter-trafficking experts delegated by the most relevant organizations and authorities involved in counter-trafficking activities. With the help of these events, the existing national identification, referral, assistance and protection structures will be mapped in both countries and presented to the experts. Based on the result of the information exchanges between the experts, a Swiss - Hungarian transnational identification, referral, assistance and protection mechanism will be outlined and presented online and also at the final conference.