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  • Elaboration and Implementation of Anti-Trafficking Training Modules for Judges and Prosecutors in EU Member States, Accession and Candidate Countries




    International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD)


    € 298 000 (€ 206 000 of EU support)


    September 2004 — October 2005


    Academy of European Law (ERA), Trier; Association SOLWODI (Solidarity with women in distress), Boppard, Germany; Ministry of Justice, Poland; Central Department for Investigation and Penal Action (DCIAP), Portugal; Ministry of Interior, Bulgaria

    Objectives and results

    The project aimed at helping the judiciary to effectively implement anti-trafficking legislation in line with agreed European and international standards. It proposed developing a standardised curriculum for training present and future judges and prosecutors in EU Member States, accession states and candidate countries.

    As many as 10 such countries took part in the project. Once a draft core training module had been prepared, national teams were set up — each composed of a judge, a prosecutor, a representative of a national judicial training institute and a representative of an NGO. They implemented the modules in their countries and played the role of multipliers (training the trainers).

    Publications and other resources

    • European model training curriculum and manual for anti-trafficking training of judges and prosecutors, available on the website

    Further information

    Theuermann Gerda, International Centre for Migration Policy Development —