Improving effectiveness of police cooperation in the field of countering Trafficking of Human Beings (THB) between Switzerland and Romania

Project completed

The project seeks to strengthen the effectiveness of the police cooperation between Romania and Switzerland to improve identification and investigation of trafficking of human beings. Further, the equipment of the Romanian Police will be enhanced to improve investigations of cases in trafficking of human beings.

Country/region Topic Period Budget
Romania
Enhanced security and safety
01.09.2014 - 30.09.2019
CHF 723'640
Target groups

Law enforcement agencies; Victims of Trafficking in Human Beings

Activities

As to outcome 1, 6 study visits of THB experts from both countries will be organized during the two-year project to constitute a bilateral expert community. Further, two one-week courses with dedicated training programs for two groups of THB and police experts from the Federal Office of Police and Swiss cantonal police forces will be held.
Outcome 2 shall be achieved by organizing 4 one-week so-called Action Weeks in Switzerland, in which Swiss cantonal police and Romanian THB Experts will cooperate in the identification of victims. A detached Romanian police officer will participate in local investigations in Geneva. Activities under outcome 3 will focus on the tendering of equipment of THB investigations and equipment for infor-mation exchange for the Romanian Police.

Results

Achieved results:  

  • Romanian liasion officer deployed in Geneva and Lausanne
  • Different procurements of equipment to improve the mobility and the communication of THB investigation teams
  • Two training courses for Swiss Police officers in Slatina
  • One training week held in 2015
  • bilateral expert community constituted
  • 4 Action Weeks organized in Switzerland
  • 17 interview rooms renovated and equipped
  • Swiss partners: fedpol, Cantonal Police of Geneva, Cantonal Police of Vaud

 


Directorate/federal office responsible SDC
Credit area Swiss Contribution to the enlarged EU
Project partners Contract partner
Private sector
  • General Inspectorate of the Romanian Police (GIRP)


Other partners

Intermediary Body: Team Consult, DCAF, Coginta

Budget Current phase Swiss budget CHF   723'640 Swiss disbursement to date CHF   0
Project phases Phase 22 01.10.2017 - 31.08.2019   (Completed) Phase 21 01.03.2016 - 30.09.2018   (Completed) Phase 20 01.03.2016 - 30.09.2019   (Completed) Phase 19 02.05.2016 - 28.02.2019   (Completed)

Phase 18 01.09.2014 - 30.06.2017   (Completed)

Phase 17 14.11.2014 - 31.08.2018   (Completed) Phase 16 01.02.2014 - 31.07.2015   (Completed) Phase 15 01.09.2014 - 28.02.2019   (Completed) Phase 14 01.03.2013 - 30.06.2018   (Completed) Phase 13 01.03.2013 - 30.11.2015   (Completed) Phase 12 01.11.2012 - 30.06.2018   (Completed) Phase 11 01.04.2012 - 31.03.2013   (Completed) Phase 10 01.04.2012 - 30.06.2017   (Completed) Phase 9 01.04.2012 - 15.06.2014   (Completed) Phase 8 01.03.2012 - 31.03.2018   (Completed) Phase 7 01.03.2012 - 31.08.2013   (Completed) Phase 6 01.03.2012 - 15.11.2014   (Completed) Phase 5 01.03.2012 - 30.06.2018   (Completed) Phase 4 01.03.2012 - 30.09.2019   (Completed) Phase 3 01.03.2012 - 30.07.2015   (Completed) Phase 2 01.01.2012 - 31.12.2017   (Completed)