Strenthening Cross-Border Cooperation Along the Western Balkan Route (CROBOWEB)

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.

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IOM’s involvement and approach to trafficking is based on its migration mandate being particularly concerned about those migrants who are, or have been, deceived or coerced into situations of economic exploitation, which occur through forced labour, forced servitude, coercion, debt bondage, or other violations of their fundamental human rights. Another concern associated to trafficking, is the migration management problems for governments of sending, transit and receiving countries.