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  • Victim Assistance for Minors: Capacity Building via Training and Exchange of Information/Best practices between EU, Candidate and Third countries




    International Organisation for Migration (IOM)


    € 67 000 (€ 47 000 of EU support)


    January 2003 — October 2004


    National Police, Austria; IOM Prague; Sefi Centre — Romania; National Police — Germany; Europol

    Objectives and results

    In line with the Brussels Declaration against trafficking in human beings, the aim of this initiative was to promote international coordination, networking and exchange of information. The objective was also to improve direct victim assistance by delivering training on child trafficking/ vulnerabilities/ immediate needs and the treatment of victims.

    Two training sessions were organised in April and September 2004. Practitioners from Member states and candidate countries iattending the trainings ncluded representatives of law enforcement bodies, the judiciary and NGOs specialised in assisting and caring for victims of trafficking, with a focus on children/minors. Particular attention was given to collecting evidence and conducting investigations. The issue of the respective roles of NGOs and service providers vis à vis legal practitioners/ advisors was also discussed.

    Publications and other resources

    • Training reports (pva)
    • Final recommendations (pva)

    Further information

    Irena Vojockova Sollorano, IOM —