Erasmus+ Programme – Strategic Partnership
Project Title: “Psychological Aid Techniques for Victims of Human Trafficking”
No. project: 2020-1-RO01-KA202-079778
Human trafficking is the MODERN ERA SCLAVIA, whereby some people take advantage of the exploitation of other people. At present, it is the second most profitable illegal business after drug trafficking, ahead of arms trafficking. One of the reasons it is a profitable business is that, unlike drugs, a person can be resold.
About 62% of the trafficking in persons in the European Union is for the purpose of sexual exploitation and the second place is occupied by trafficking through forced labor. Among the other types of human trafficking there is the obligation to beg, to commit illegal acts and others.
Most victims of human trafficking in the European Union are recruited from Eastern Europe, from countries where people have fewer career options, where the population is very tempted to find a job outside the country and children are more difficult than others. raised and thus neglected.
Victims of human trafficking are often subjected to extreme psychological, physical, sexual and social abuse, which leads to severe mental and physical illness. According to the guidelines of EU Directive 2011/36 / EU on “preventing and combating trafficking in human beings and protecting its victims”, the partnership formed by 4 organizations (Romania, Italy and Cyprus) proposes the implementation of the project “Psychological help techniques for victims of trafficking in human beings”. people”. This project intends to increase the quality of psychological assistance to victims of human trafficking and other forms of exploitation.
The project ” Psychological Aid Techniques for Victims of Human Trafficking” is designed to increase the quality of support provided to victims of trafficking in human beings and other forms of exploitation. Our project includes a partnership consisting of 4 organizations:
* Expert PSY (Romania)
* ZIVAC Group Central srl (Romania)
* IIAPHS association (Italy)
* OPEI (Cyprus)
The main objective of our project is:
* increasing the quality of support for victims of human trafficking and other forms of exploitation.
The secondary objectives of the project are:
* increasing the quality of psychological support for victims of human trafficking and other forms of exploitation
* improving the skills of victims of human trafficking in order to reduce their psychological suffering and related conditions
* increasing the quality of other forms of support for victims of human trafficking and other forms of exploitation
* increasing the quality of standardized procedures for providing psychological support
* supporting law enforcement and personnel involved in crime prevention by understanding the key psychological aspects of crime (ie, mind manipulation, psychological profile of traffickers and victims, anthropological and cultural factors impacting on crime, communication strategies)
* increasing cooperation between law enforcement institutions and NGOs in the field of support for victims / crime prevention
* raising awareness of the general population and relevant target groups on the subject of human trafficking
These actions will be carried out by implementing, exploiting and disseminating the following intellectual outputs
1) The practical guide “Psychological methods for victim support” (O1), designed to teach the techniques of psychological help for victims of human trafficking, communication and support strategies dedicated to law enforcement and support staff; includes a dedicated international protocol
2) 18-hour course support ” Psychological Aid Techniques for Victims of Human Trafficking ” (O2) containing detailed instructions for educators who want to reproduce the course, the model of skills for experts
3) The multilingual platform, which includes 12 lectures for victim support staff and 12 video-guided psychological exercises, designed for victims, translated into 4 languages (EN, RO, IT, GR) to facilitate access and exploitation by victims who can fully exploited the content in their national language.
Primary target groups: psychologists, victims of human trafficking and other forms of exploitation
Secondary target groups: law enforcement personnel, support staff, educators, health professionals, students
This project includes an international partnership between organizations from 3 critical countries regarding human trafficking issues (RO, IT, CY). The complementary experience and funding of participating organizations and specific national law systems will enable us to implement more comprehensive actions to counter this transnational crime, which is considered a priority crime by Europol in the EU 2018-2021 policy cycle on organized international crime and serious (7704/17; Europol, 2017).
“This project (Project No. 2020-1-RO01-KA202-079778) has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.”