Action summary

The Action will assist the Macedonian authorities in implementing the recommendations of the Council of Europe’s Group of Experts on Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA).

The Action will focus on reducing labour exploitation, fostering access to compensation for victims of human trafficking and enhancing the existing Transnational Referral Mechanism.

This Action is part of the Council of Europe/European Union Horizontal Facility for Western Balkans and Turkey.

Overall objective

The aim of the action is to contribute to reducing trafficking in human beings in the country, in line with the European standards

Objectives and expected results for each objective

Objective 1: Improve detection and identification of, and assistance to, the victims of human trafficking for the purpose of labour exploitation by enhancing the adoption of a multi-disciplinary approach.

Expected results:

  • Increased knowledge about trafficking in human beings for the purpose of labour exploitation in Serbia among the relevant authorities;
  • Enhanced capacity of labour inspectors, law enforcement officials, trade unions and other stakeholders to detect, identify and assist victims of trafficking in human beings for the purpose of labour exploitation.

Objective 2: Strengthen the framework for effective access to compensation for victims of trafficking in human beings.

Expected results:

  • Enhanced knowledge of the competent authorities on existing good practices to establish a State compensation fund;
  • Improved capacity of law enforcement officials, prosecutors and judges to facilitate access to compensation for victims of trafficking in human beings.

Objective 3: Facilitate safe return and reintegration of victims of trafficking in human beings.

Expected results:

  • Strengthened capacity for efficient transnational co-operation and exchange of information between responsible authorities and civil society organisations regarding identification and referral of victims.

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  • Duration: 21 Months (from 1 October 2016 to 30 June 2018)
  • Partners/beneficiaries: National Co-ordinator for the Fight against Trafficking in Human Beings and Illegal Migration, the Ministry of Interior, the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy, the State Labour Inspectorate, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Justice as well as civil society organisations.
  • Funded: European Union and the Council of Europe
  • Budget: 350,000 EUR
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Ms Jasmina DIMITRIEVA, Project Officer