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  • ENaT — European Network against Trafficking


    Province of Lecce, Italy

    € 353 000 (€ 151 000 of EU support)

    April 2005 — September 2006 and May 2007 — December 2008

    Police of Lecce, Brindisi, Taranto, Trieste, Bologna, Ljubljana; Kljuc Centre (NGO), Lubjana; Hetaira NGO, Madrid; Institute of Public Security, Barcelona; Criminal Investigation Department — Barcelona; Ministry of the Interior, Victims’ Department, France; Province of Brindisi; Ministry of the Interior, Albania; National Police, Romania

    Objectives and results
    The project aimed to promote and strengthen cooperation between police services from five EU Member States plus Croatia and Albania. These services were responsible for dealing with trafficking for sexual exploitation. There was a particular focus on developing cooperation and exchanges of best practice with NGOs specialising in helping victims and providing social protection.

    Nearly 500 judges, public prosecutors, criminal investigation officers, public and private victims’ assistance services and research workers were involved in the project. Seven meetings were held in Italy, Romania and Spain.

    Publications and other resources

    • The website contains materials from both projects, implemented in 2004 and in 2006 and an extensive database on legislation, statistics, assistance for victims, etc.
    • Summaries and conclusions of the meetings
    • Publication ‘Anthology ENAT 2’ with articles on protecting victims of trafficking and promoting their rights in an international context, and on the investigative approach to a victims’ identification and referral system

    Further information
    Mr Carmelo Calamnia, Provincia di Lecce –