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  • The Introduction of the Requirements for Establishing Joint Investigation Teams (JIT) to Fight Trafficking in Human Beings


    Ministry of the Interior, Slovenia

    289.000€ (requested EU grant – 231.000€)

    Ongoing (2011-2013)

    Public Prosecutor's Office, Bulgaria; Ministry of the Interior, Bulgaria

    Objectives and results
    The project aims at developing and facilitating coordination and cooperation among authorities in charge of combating trafficking in human beings and to promote best practices with a view to better protection of victims. Cooperation with Europol and Eurojust is among key aspects of the action. The target countries include Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, FYROM, Albania, Romania and Moldova.

    The organisation of 5 thematic workshops, 2 ministerial conferences and other experts' meetings is foreseen. These will focus on the legal and practical aspects of setting up Joint Investigation Teams (JITs) and exchange of information between relevant actors.

    The target group is composed of representatives of police services, prosecution authorities, NGOs and national THB coordinators.

    The following results are expected:

    • establishment of a network of contacts points for JITs focused on THB and mechanisms for the exchange of information
    • exchange of best practices concerning strategies and techniques and drafting of recommendations
    • development of common training curricula related to JITs on trafficking
    • development of cooperation with NGOs on protection and support of victims