The project offers a long-term perspective against trafficking in human beings in Moldova and Ukraine by addressing gaps in the current implementation of National Action Plans against Human Trafficking. It is funded under the European Commission’s programme on financial and technical assistance to third countries in the field of migration and asylum (AENEAS). It will be implemented over a period of two years, starting in November 2006. Specific labour market based measures against human trafficking will be implemented, such as enhancing labour market information systems in the Public Employment Service, training of labour inspectors and other government authorities to better monitor private employment agencies, improvement of vocational training curricula and promotion of entrepreneurship among returned trafficked victims, and support for data gathering on irregular migration and trafficking from both Ukraine and Moldova.
- Enhanced National Action Plans against human trafficking, improved migration policies, legislation and administrative regulations
- Increased number of prosecutions of trafficking and related offences, including abusive recruitment practices
- Potential migrants have better access to migration-related information and legal channels of migration
- Increased number of trafficking victims given assistance, including opportunities for compensation and socio-economic reintegration
- Trade unions and employers organisation actively involved in policy formulation and support for trafficked victims as well as potential migrants
The International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) is an inter-governmental organisation based in Vienna with a mandate to promote comprehensive and sustainable migration policies. It functions as a service exchange mechanism for governments and organisations in the wider European region. ICMPD advises on measures against irregular migration and human trafficking as well as on policies regarding border management, visa, return, readmission, and asylum. ICMPD will contribute in expertise with regards to the design and implementation of National Action Plans, training of law enforcement personnel and data gathering. The Ministry of Labour and Social Policy in Ukraine and the Ministry of Economy and Trade in Moldova are committed to support the implementation of the project in all its stages.
The project will be linked to the ongoing ILO project: “Employment, vocational training opportunities and migration policy measures to prevent and reduce trafficking in women in Albania, Moldova and Ukraine” as well as to current and planned ICMPD activities in the field of migration management. The second phase of this project, funded by the Irish Government, will complement several activities foreseen under the AENEAS project. Activities will be closely coordinated with other relevant organisations, such as IOM and OSCE as well as national government authorities, social partners and civil society organisations.