This one year project has been financed by the International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) of US State Department in the amount of USD 650,000 and aims to enhance the fight against smuggling of migrants, trafficking in human beings and cross-border transgressions along the Eastern Mediterranean and Western Balkan routes, thus contributing to the enhanced security in the region, more precisely on the territories of three countries: Serbia, FYRM and Greece.
Enhancing capacities and mechanisms to identify and protect vulnerable migrants is a regional project managed by IOM Sarajevo implemented in the Western Balkans.
Introduction: The EU provides assistance to Republic of Serbia and Serbian Ministry of Interior to improve its border and migration management capabilities at the border with Bulgaria. It is funded by the EU with EUR 1 million and implemented by UN agency for Migration – International Organization for Migration (IOM).
Introduction: Having in mind the increase in migrants, refugees and asylum seekers who are using the Western Balkan portion of the Eastern Mediterranean migratory route (2,000-3,000 people per day in July 2015, and 6,000 - 7,000 people per day in October 2015, as well as the insufficiency of adequate premises for their reception and care, a need for establishing additional facilities is noted.
The overall objective of this 18-month project (2005/2006), funded by the Netherlands with total budget of EUR 1,015,878 (Serbia mission EUR 131,075), implemented by the IOM was to prevent trafficking in human beings in the Balkans through capacity-building and educational activities, awareness-raising about the risks and consequences of trafficking among children in schools, as well as non-attendees (mainly Roma children), thereby reducing their vulnerability to trafficking. The project:
The project aimed to strengthen the capacity of the Serbian National Employment Service (NES) to support the economic empowerment of victims of trafficking (VoTs) by
The objective of the project was to build the capacities of the Public Order unit – Unit for Suppression of Prostitution, Begging, Child Labour and Vagrancy, the only police unit in Serbia engaged in the above-mentioned issues, to identify and refer victims of trafficking in human beings.
With financial support provided by the IOM Development Fund and in close partnership with the Ministry of Interior of Serbia, the project Prevention of “Modern Slavery” in Serbia – From Real Life Stories to Television Docudrama aimed to contribute to Serbia’s human trafficking prevention efforts, outlined in the Government’s National Counter-trafficking Action Plan.
Trafficking prevention project (TRAPP), active from January to March 2012, was a result of a close cooperation between IOM, Border Police Directorate and the British Embassy in Belgrade that supported the project with GBP 35,000 from the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office funds. Department for Illegal Migration of the Border Police was particularly concerned with the many instances in which they encountered links between drug trafficking and human trafficking/smuggling.
The Joint Programme (JP) to Combat Human Trafficking between the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in Serbia, under the auspices of the United Nations Global Initiative to Fight Human Trafficking (UN.GIFT) is the very first joint initiative by UN agencies in the field of anti-human trafficking in Serbia and in Europe.