The first series of multidisciplinary trainings on a project on combating trafficking in human beings, implemented by European Institute and financed under the Norwegian Financial Mechanism, was held in the period 28 September-2 October 2015.
The trainings are targeted at civil servants from law enforcement, judicial and institutions in the field of security. They were attended by expert trainers with proven experience in the field of the fight against trafficking in human beings in the Netherlands, Norway and Bulgaria.
The project “Multidisciplinary Approach for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings by Transferring Knowledge and Good Practices from Schengen Member States, More Specifically from Norwegian Experience” aims to enhance the knowledge of Bulgarian civil servants in the field of the Schengen cooperation and the fight against cross-border and organized crime, including trafficking in human beings, and to exchange good practices with the relevant institutions for combating trafficking in human beings and organizations in Norway and the Netherlands.
Topics such as the national policy for the fight against trafficking in human beings, European standards for combatting trafficking in human beings, police and judicial cooperation in the EU, interaction on cases at national and international level, as well as various cases of Norway and the Netherlands’ practice were discussed during the multidisciplinary trainings. The first trainings were attended by officials of the Ministry of Interior (CDCOC, Directorate “Border Police”, Directorate “Migration” and Chief Directorate “National Police”), representatives of the Prosecutor’s Office, the National Investigation Service and the District Courts of Ruse, Veliko Tarnovo, Varna, Burgas and Sliven.