Strengthening the Fight Against Trafficking in Persons and Migrant Smuggling in the Western Balkans

The overall objective of the project was to strengthen the fight against trafficking in persons and smuggling of migrants, irregular migration and other cross-border transgressions in the Western Balkans through a more effective and operative cross-border cooperation.


  1. Organization of a range of technical workshops, tagreting law enforcement agencies (police and border police) and judiciary (prosecutors and judges), following a victim-centered approach. These activities aim to facilitate officials undertaking increased cross-border activties/operations to identify and investigate cases of human trafficking and migrants smuggling. Participants to the workshops devise recommendations on how to strengthen the cross-border cooperation.
  2. Drafting of the final publication which comprises the findings of the workshops and recommendations on how to strengthen the cross-border cooperation.
  3.  Organization of an event in all countries targeted by the project (overall 6 events) to launch the final report and present findings of the project and recommendations