Through the support by the European Union, from 11 until 30 September, IOM Skopje has organized 6 two-day capacity building trainings on Trafficking in Human Beings and Smuggling of Migrants for 145 law enforcement officers and social workers in hotel Porta in Skopje.
Out of the total number of participants, 71% were men and 29% were women. The training program enabled the participants to understand and gain in-depth knowledge in the field of trafficking in human beings, trafficking of children, smuggling of migrants and irregular migration, and to prepare them to deal with vulnerable categories of victims. The acquired knowledge will further increase their potentials and will enable them to recognize these crimes as part of their everyday duties and will advance the inter-institutional cooperation between the social workers and law enforcement officers. Additional 12 two-day capacity building trainings for the same target group will be organized in October and November 2019.
The activity was conducted within the EU funded project “Strengthening the national capacities in the area of asylum, migration and trafficking in human beings” and co-funded by the IOM Development Fund (IDF).