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2011-2018 Swiss Thematic Fund Security (STFS) - Romania and Bulgaria



The following publications were conducted by the Romanian National Agency Against Trafficking in Persons (ANITP) under the auspices of the project P(revention I(dentification P(rotection) – addressing anti-trafficking in Romania.

The project is funded under the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, Thematic Fund Security – new EU Member States, and is overseen by DCAF.

For more information on the project, see: http://www.erweiterungsbeitrag.admin.ch/en/Home/Projekte/Projekt_Detailansicht?projectinfoID=208807#form2

For further ANITP publications on trafficking, see: http://anitp.mai.gov.ro/en/index.php?pagina=studii


Brochure on Identification, referral and repatriation of victims of trafficking (VoT) between Switzerland and Romania

Author: Romanian National Agency Against Trafficking in Persons (ANITP), Sandra Blättler. Project overseen by DCAF.

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Romania is one of the main countries of origin for victims of human trafficking in Switzerland. In both countries, these victims have a right to assistance in their reintegration, recovery and return.

This brochure is designed as an in-the-field tool for professionals working with victims of human trafficking (VoT) in Switzerland and Romania. You will find detailed information about approaching, assisting and returning Romanian VoT found in Switzerland and about their rights to assistance once the VoT is returned back to Romania. The brochure further lists the contact details of the actors involved in the identification, assistance and voluntary return of victims of human trafficking

Trafficking in Beggers

Trafficking in Persons for Begging – Romania Study

Author: Romanian National Agency Against Trafficking in Persons (ANITP)

21 million people are working under forced conditions globally – including trafficked human beings (THB). A portion of trafficked people are trafficked for begging – a growing phenomenon. Only recently have authorities identified a particular need to tackle, analyse and evaluate this form of trafficking. Knowledge of the causes of trafficking humans for begging and vulnerabilities of victims can be used to fight trafficking.

This study aims to analyse trafficking of Romanians for forced begging, through understanding the factors that contribute to and facilitate this particular phenomenon. It presents a picture of THB for forced begging from the perspectives of both experts that interact with victims and also victims of trafficking. It highlights the vulnerabilities of potential victims, the characteristics of traffickers and outlines recommendations on combating both these aspects. This study will assist in facilitating ongoing campaigns and cooperation to fight against this heinous crime, to fight for the protection, assistance to, and dignity of the victims, and most importantly, to prevent trafficking.


Project and executing agency links:

Romanian National Agency Against Trafficking in Persons

Romanian General Inspectorate for Immigration

Bulgarian National Commission for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings

Switzerland's contribution to the enlarged EU (Romania) projects under the theme Security/ Stability/ Reforms


Resource and project partner links:

Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs page on anti-trafficking in human beings

The EU Anti-trafficking Coordinator

International Organisation for Migration

FIZ (Swiss NGO)