Ministry of Interior in cooperation with other competent government bodies, institutions and CSOs, is strongly directed towards the establishment of efficient national referral mechanism of prevention and repression of THB as a part of Organized crime. Coordinated, proper, targeted education, senzibilization and systematic prevention are the crucial and most efficient instruments in resolving this issue, which are incorporated within the preventive project “Together”. It combines numerous relevant expert institutions, CSOs and private sector in order form them to jointly contribute, from the perspective of their competences, to
achievement of the planned objectives.
The Project activities and target groups for are, in accordance with characteristics of each county (defined critical points with respect to THB – recruitment, transit and/or exploitation), determined for each police administration separately through 20 components which contain different preventive measures and are always accompanied by application of 4 key models:
- MODEL: „ POLICE OFFICERS BE PROACTIVE“
- MODEL: “TOGETHER IN COMMUNITY”
- MODEL: “KNOWLEDGE IS POWER”
- MODEL: “DON’T BE PASIVE”
The primary objective of this Project is to connect the key subjects of the society and motivate them to act jointly in prevention of THB through multidisciplinary and alternative approach along with developed cooperative and targeted initiatives and systematic activity of all relevant participants. Secondary objectives encompass striking the dark number in terms of having timely reaction of responsible institutions, CSOs and private sector, thus having a real insight into the actual situation and types of crime, elimination of potential critical points, motivation of passive individuals and social subjects to react to socially unacceptable behavior, and empowerment of potential victims in terms of enhancing their self-protection.
The project started in October 2013 and it is still running.
Last review: January 2020