20.12.2012, 14:19

The last Workshop of JIT THB project concluded at Brdo pri Kranju

From 18 to 20 December Brdo Congress Centre hosted the final workshop of the project "The introduction of the requirements for establishing Joint Investigation Teams (JIT) to fight Trafficking in Human Beings in the South-eastern Europe".

The last of five workshops was aimed at utilizing and implementing the knowledge and experience gained during the project on a fictional THB case.

The participants from the prosecution services, the police, and several national coordinators in THB from Southeast Europe (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Slovenia and Serbia) were divided into four working groups dealing with four different fictitious cases of human trafficking. The goal of these groups was to identify and discuss practical aspects of JIT establishment. They documented their findings and presented their findings and solutions to the audience. They further exchanged their views on best practice and most effective approaches in this area. Representatives of the project team (from the Slovenian Ministry of the Interior and the Police), Europol and Eurojust experts also participated in group work and discussions.

The new online tool developed under the project – JIT member center – was also presented. This tool will serve as a platform for discussions and exchange of experience, ideas and best practice amongst the practitioners even after the conclusion of the project.

Project Partners

Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Slovenia
Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Bulgaria
Prosecutor’s Office of the Republic of Bulgaria
Office of the State Prosecutor General of the Republic of Slovenia