About the project


Trafficking in Human Beings (THB) is a serious crime and major violation of fundamental human rights and dignity. Despite recent improvements in combatting THB, there are still gaps and issues that need to be faced. In most European countries, the reception and identification systems, which function as entry points for Third-Country Nationals in Europe, lack gender-sensitive and human-centred approaches and services. Professionals working there rarely have proper training and they may be not able to detect the signs of trafficking and react properly to support the victims.

ACTIVATE is an AMIF (Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund) project that aims to contribute to the eradication of trafficking and support of VoTs, by enhancing the prevention, identification and support mechanisms against trafficking in human beings, with a special focus on Victims of Trafficking for sexual exploitation.

Who will be involved?

Professionals working in the Reception and Identification Centres


Public authorities

Civil society and key stakeholders

Various actors providing support to VoT and combatting THB

The wider public

ACTIVATE in action

120-140 professionals

working in the Reception Centres trained
to better prevent and identify VoT

4 digital toolkits including libraries/maps,

referral mechanisms and guidelines, relevant reports, tools, etc.

70-140 lawyers

trained to better address VoT’s legal issues and needs

4 National Referral Mechanisms

will be created or strengthened

1 e-learning tool in 4 languages

for future webinars/seminars on staff members of the RICs and lawyers

4 national awareness raising campaigns

will be launched