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  • Regional Workshop on Fighting against Trafficking in Human Beings in the Western Balkans

    Project
    Regional Workshop on Fighting against Trafficking in Human Beings in the Western Balkans

    Reference
    JHA 33230

    Promoter
    Ministry of the Interior, Albania

    Budget
    35 000€

    Timeframe
    2009

    Partners
    Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Kosovo (UNSCR1244), Montenegro, Serbia

    Objectives and results
    The objective was to develop cross-border cooperation and to facilitate exchange of information between relevant services involved in the fight against trafficking in the Western Balkan region.

    To this end, a workshop was organised. Its aim was threefold:

    • to facilitate the exchange of information with a view to encouraging cross-border cooperation between law enforcement agencies involved in combating trafficking in human beings in the Western Balkans;
    • to promote a regional approach among Western Balkan countries and
    • to enhance cooperation with relevant authorities in neighbouring Member States.

    The agenda was divided in two main sessions. The first day focused on the national practices of EU Member States in fighting trafficking in human beings and the second session dealt with the situation reports on provisions and practices.

    The regional workshop served as a platform to raise the interest of other countries in organizing regional technical assistances in specific fields of the fight against organized crime.

    Further information
    Technical Assistance and Information Exchange Instrument (TAIEX), DG Enlargement, European Commission - Elarg-Taiex@ec.europa.eu

    Tags

    Law enforcement, 2009, Data collection, Organised Crime