Transnational Action to support victims of trafficking returning to priority countries (TACT) project (May 2015- October 2016)
Project type: Counter Trafficking (CT)
Geographical coverage: France, Italy, Greece, Poland, Spain, Albania, Morocco and Ukraine.
Executing agency: IOM France
Beneficiaries: Albanian, Moroccan and Ukrainian victims of trafficking, children and adults, women, men, boys and girls, willing to return to their country of origin from Italy, France, Greece, Poland and Spain and to benefit from reintegration assistance in the long-term; Albanian, Moroccan and Ukrainian representatives based in local administration, such as ministries, State/Regional Social Welfare Services
Partner(s): Governmental partners, civil society representatives from EU MS involved in counter-trafficking activities and transnational cooperation and civil society representatives in Albania, Morocco and Ukraine, involved in the support to victims of trafficking
Duration: May 2015- October 2016
The TACT project will be implemented in the framework of the EU Strategy towards the Eradication of Trafficking in Human Beings (2012-2016) as it aims at addressing - within a common framework - knowledge gaps and training needs in targeted priority countries, and reinforcing transnational cooperation between EU MS and priority countries as a way to better fight the trafficking phenomenon. It also aims at providing the victims with direct assistance and concrete opportunities when they choose to return voluntarily in their countries of origin.
The overall objective of the proposed project is to contribute to the improvement of the safe return and reintegration conditions of victims of trafficking (VoTs) returning from France, Greece, Italy, Poland and Spain to 3 priority countries, namely Albania, Morocco and Ukraine.
1. The project will enhance the capacities of these three priority countries authorities in the field of protection and assistance with special focus on return and reintegration assistance for victims of trafficking as one of the protection measures.
2. The project will provide reintegration assistance to up to 15 VoTs returning from the 5 participating EU MS to Albania, Morocco and Ukraine in the framework of a coordinated national and transnational referral.
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