OSCE is organizing a simulation-based training on combating human trafficking along migration routes, with a particular focus on the Mediterranean region, that will take place from 16 to 20 September 2019 at the Center of Excellence for Stability Police Units (CoESPU) in Vicenza, Italy.

Thus, we are pleased to share with you this call for participants (targeted training audience: specialized investigators on human trafficking crimes, border and immigration officers, prosecutors, financial investigators, international protection officers, labour inspectors, lawyers, cultural mediators, anti-trafficking NGOs, specialized staff working in shelters for trafficked persons and municipal social services providers).

This training session is open to a multi-disciplinary group of 70 participants from the OSCE participating States and Partners for Co-operation, with a particular focus on the Mediterranean region.

Based on realistic, expert-developed criminal scenarios to simulate cases of labour and sexual exploitation among migrants, including child victims, the simulations train participants to promptly identify trafficked persons and traffickers, paying attention both to the effectiveness of the investigation and prosecution on the one hand, and the protection of human rights through a victim-centred approach on the other. An important goal of the simulations is also to promote the use of financial investigations.

Interested experts are invited to apply directly for one specific position in the simulation (see job descriptions on pages 9-22 of the call for participants) by sending their application form to cthblivex [AT] osce [DOT] org no later than 30 June 2019.

For details and any questions, please visit the project website or contact Mr Pedro Pinto Teixeira.

Documents available for download: call for participants and application form.