Skopje – The changing patterns and trends in human trafficking were in the focus of the regional research which MARRI RC initiated in the framework of the regional project ¨Preventing and Combating Trafficking in Human Beings in the Western Balkans¨ (PaCT), with a view to further support MARRI authorities in the efforts to enhance the quality and effectiveness of interventions aimed at combatting the trafficking in humans in the region.
Based on the data and information gathered from the MARRI authorities and other anti-trafficking stakeholders in the region, the team of experts produced a comprehensive Analysis Report which included two separate but interlinked aspects: victims of trafficking and victims’ assistance on one side; and legal and institutional response on the other. The report also outlined a set of recommendations for tackling the new dimensions of the problem, along with examples of best practices found in the region.
The presentation of the findings of the research provoked a great interest among the professionals in this field and was followed by interesting discussion.
The regional project ¨Preventing and Combating Trafficking in Human Beings in the Western Balkans¨ (PaCT) is commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) with MARRI as a strategic partner. The International Advisory Services and Products (iAPS) provided the expertise for the research.