In May 2014 IOM educated 24 field social workers in the prevention of trafficking in human beings (THB). During the two-day workshop "Training of Trainers" lecturers from IOM introduced current trends in THB and their experience with the assistance to Slovak citizens who became victims of this crime. These victims come mainly from Eastern Slovakia, which is also where the workshop participants work. An important part of the workshop was a training of preventive activities that the workers can use in their work with communities and in passing information and skills in the field of prevention of THB to their colleagues.
The participants of the workshop are active in the national project Social Work in Communities, which is realized under the Implementing Agency for the Operational Programme Employment and Social Inclusion.
More information on IOM's activities in Counter-Trafficking in Human Beings can be find here.
Training of Trainers was financed by The Embassy of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in Bratislava.