Strengthening the Role of Municipalities in the Work against Trafficking in Human Beings in the Baltic Sea Region
This project was a follow-up to the projects ADSTRINGO, DEFLECT, “Development of the model MoU”, and “Fostering NGO-Law Enforcement Cooperation in Preventing and Combating Human Trafficking in, from and to the Baltic Sea Region” successfully implemented by the CBSS Task Force Against Trafficking in Human Beings (TF-THB). The project ensured the sustainability of the achievements already made by supporting activities at the national level in ten CBSS Member States: Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, the Russian Federation, and Sweden. The project partners were ministries and other state institutions and non-governmental organisations responsible for the coordination of anti-trafficking efforts. The main aim of the project was to strengthen capacity and role of the municipalities to work against trafficking in human beings in the respective countries.
The project’s activities included a baseline assessment of the role of municipalities in the chain of assistance to victims of trafficking in human beings; a regional expert group meeting; the development of specific guidelines for municipalities on how to successfully deal with cases of trafficking in human beings, and how to develop local referral mechanisms; translation and dissemination of the guidelines.
Latvia – The Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Latvia
Lithuania – The Association of Local Authorities
Sweden – County Administrative Board of Stockholm,
Norway – Ministry of Justice and Public Security,
Poland – Ministry of Interior,
Estonia – NGO Living for Tomorrow