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European Good Practice on Recovery, Return and Integration of Trafficked Persons

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The purpose of this study was to map and compile European good practice among authorities and Non-Governmental Organization’s (NGO) working with recovery, return and integration of victims of trafficking, including cooperation with government and civil society.
The aim of this study was to examine organizations and initiatives in Russia, the Baltic States, and Central and Eastern Europe and identify some among these that could provide a diversified picture of what can constitute good practice. The aim was not to do a complete overview of all good practices in Europe. Kvinnoforum a non-profit foundation has been commissioned by the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs to carry out this study, identifying European good practice in terms of recovery, return, and integration of victims of trafficking. First, all contacted NGO’s and institutions were asked to recommend what they perceived as good initiatives. Secondly, the organizations were asked how they evaluate their own activities and what constituted good practice in their view. This study was exclusively on practices of recovery, return, and integration of trafficked persons and has therefore excluded the initiatives for women in domestic prostitution only. The scope of this study did not allow face-to-face meetings and was instead undertaken through telephone and e-mail correspondence with the organizations carrying out good practices. NGO’s are provided with a specific grant from the International Organization for Migration (IOM) to monitor the integration process of individual victims and are required to provide IOM with monitoring reports. The results regarding employment status of victims who have received reintegration assistance in 2002 (total of 332) show that 28 percent are in private business, 11 percent in state-owned business, 9 percent are students, and 15 percent are still receiving assistance. References, appendixes