European Union External Action

Improving "Action to Support the National Coordinating Committee on Combating and Preventing Trafficking in Persons to create a safe and secure environment in Egypt"

31/05/2018 - 13:17
Public Health and Social Protection

The EU-funded project contributes to the Government of Egypt’s efforts to ensure that illicit human trafficking to and through Egypt is monitored and curbed and victims of trafficking are promptly identified and assisted.

EU Contribution: a grant of € 500,000

Start date: 1/6/2015 10/12/2014 

End date of implementation phase: 09/07/2018

Beneficiaries:

The International Organisation for Migration (IOM)

Description:

  • The EU-funded project is addressing the identified needs of the GoE and specifically, the NCCTIP, in order to facilitate the prevention of human trafficking, the protection of Victims of Trafficking, the prosecution of traffickers as well as the establishment of meaningful partnerships to achieve all of the above. Within the framework of the EU’s programme Support for Modernization of Administration of Justice in Egypt, IOM is implementing an action grant for the support to the National coordinating Committee on Combating and Preventing Trafficking in Persons (NCCTIP) to create a safer environment in Egypt on the issue of human trafficking (€ 0.5 M, 2014 to 2016).
  • The Project has three main Components
  1.  Supporting to the National Coordinating Committee on combating and preventing trafficking in persons (NCCTIP).
  2. Building the Capacity of relevant Government officials and members of civil society.
  3. Raising awareness through media on the dangers associated with traffickers.
  • Important delays in implementation took place due to changes in the NCCTIP's management and to its inability to secure unanimity to adopt a National Strategy since the completion of its draft in July 2015.
  • A first extension of the duration of the implementation period for 9 months was agreed in early 2016 in order to allow completing the implementation of activities. The EU agreed to a second no-cost extension in December 2016, which extended the implementation period to September 2017. Finally, a third no-cost extension was agreed in the summer of 2017 to extend the final date of implementation to July 2018.
  • The institutional transition (adoption of the new "anti-smuggling" law 82/2016 + the decree and logistical arrangements on merging the NCCTIP into the NCCPIM caused many delays in the implementation of the project activities.
  • In April 2017, the NCCPIM-TIP has agreed to IOM’s proposed new work plan for the remaining implementation of the project objectives (e.g. Implement the updated NAP Study visits and Trainings, Renovation of Secretariat, Training Rooms and Awareness raising activities).A ROM evaluation shall take place Feb-March 2018 by an independent consultant, Mr D’Eramo (IT) to assess the feasibility to complete the implementation.

 

Objectives:

 

  • The EU-funded project contributes to the Government of Egypt’s efforts to ensure that illicit human trafficking to and through Egypt is monitored and curbed and victims of trafficking are promptly identified and assisted
  • The project seeks to develop an updated National Action Plan against trafficking of human being is being effectively implemented
  • The overall objective of the project is therefore to contribute to the GoE efforts to ensure that illicit human trafficking to and through Egypt is monitored and curbed and victims of trafficking are promptly identified and assisted. To contribute to this the project foresees three outcomes linked to three sets of activities target different actors involved in monitoring and implementation of the NAP.
  1. The first assists the NCCTIP in updating the NAP through the organisation of two workshops and a study tour as well as establishment and functionalization of its secretariat through renovation of facilities, provision of furniture and equipment.
  2. Moreover, a workstation will be set up along with training facilities and a data collection and management centre on human trafficking cases; in parallel, trainings for its specialised staff will be conducted. Under the second result the project will train law enforcement officials and civil society members so that they can actively contribute to the implementation of the updated NAP at the end of which 200 officials and 50 staff of civil society partners will be trained.
  3. For the third result, segmented and targeted awareness raising activities will be developed including training of 50 media professionals in order to provide a model of such activities for the NCCTIP and its Secretariat to use as a model for implementation of such activities foresee in the NAP.
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