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  • Joint Cooperation between Police and Social Service against Trafficking


    The National Police Board, Sweden

    € 640 000 (€ 450 000 of EU support)


    From October 2009 to February 2011

    Swedish Social Authority in Stockholm City — Sweden; NGO Estonian Women’s Shelter Union, NGO Lifeline, Northern Police Prefecture — Estonia, General Police Headquarters — Poland, General Inspectorate of the Romanian Border Police, NGO ADPARE, Directorate for Countering Trafficking in Persons, NGO Foundation Conexiuni, NGO Generatie Tamara — Romania

    Objectives and results

    The project focused on developing partnerships and cooperation between police forces, social services and NGOs in Sweden, Estonia, Poland and Romania.

    The opening conference was held in October 2009 during the former Swedish presidency of the EU. Around 100 police officers, prosecutors, social workers, representatives of NGOs and national agencies attended it. The results of the project will presented at the final meeting scheduled on 9 February 2011 in Stockholm.

    The project aimed to:

    • produce and publish guidelines for future cooperation between the partner countries, and distribute them throughout the EU,
    • develop operational guidelines for future Joint investigation teams,
    • establish best practice in interviewing traumatised victims
    • implement a strategy of early intervention by social services in cases involving trafficked victims

    Publications and other resources
    Special webpages were developed regarding this project at:

    Further information
    Ms Ewa Carlenfors, Coordinator –

    Further information
    Ms Ewa Carlenfors, Coordinator –