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  • Handling of international cooperation in criminal matters




    Caritasverband, Essen, Germany


    € 227 000 (€ 218 000 of EU support)


    October 2004 — June 2006


    University for Applied Sciences Krefeld, Germany; Counselling centre ‘Nachtfalter’, Germany; Police service, Essen, Germany; Academy of justice, Germany; National Caritas Ukraine; Emilia Romagna Region, Italy; Police Academy, Poland.

    Objectives and results

    The aim of the project was closer cooperation and greater exchange of information among law enforcement and judicial authorities, the research community and NGOs operating in this field.

    The project included two European conferences and two four-day Workshops. They were attended by almost 100 participants.

    The main result was the creation of a network of public services and NGOs against human trafficking, thus boosting international cooperation. Under the auspices of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), a training module was implemented in Armenia for representatives of NGOs, the police and the judiciary.

    Publications and other resources

    • A manual to promote two innovative training modules on international and inter-professional cooperation. Two specific aspects were highlighted: ‘victim assistance and witness protection’ and ‘penal proceedings against trafficking’

    Further information

    Christine Noll, Caritas Essen - or

    Christoph Grätz, Caritas Essen


    Poland, AGIS, Germany, Italy, Law enforcement, NGO, Victims