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AMELIE – enhAncing Mechanisms of idEntification, protection and muLti-agency collaboratIon through transnational and multi-sectoral actors’ Engagement

Supporting health care and frontline service providers to identify, safely refer and provide gender- and trauma-sensitive services to trafficked persons.

Project Number: 101038223/ AMIF-2020-AG

Funded by: AMIF        Duration: 1/11/2021 – 31/10/2023


Trafficking in human beings (THB) is a serious crime and a fundamental violation of human rights. Yet criminals continue to exploit people of all genders, ages and backgrounds in every region of the world.

According to the EU’s data, between 2017 and 2018, there were more than 14,000 registered trafficked persons within the European Union – and the actual number is likely to be significantly higher as many cases remain undetected. Sexually exploited women and girls make up the majority of trafficked persons in the EU, according to the European Commission (EC, Communication on the EU Strategy on Combatting Trafficking in Human Beings, 2021-2025).

The violence that trafficked persons experience has severe consequences on victims’ physical and psychological health, therefore also affecting the health systems. Despite the impact of the forms of exploitation, to date, there has been limited engagement by the global health community in the dialogue or responses to trafficking, with the health needs of victims receiving insufficient attention.


AMELIE is an AMIF (Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund) programme that aims to increase the capacity of health care and frontline service providers to identify, safely refer and provide gender- and trauma-sensitive services to trafficked persons – with a focus on adult women – in Belgium, Greece, Germany and Italy.


The Trainers’ manual will cover: indicators of trafficking, clues for detection, communicating across cultures, issues of privacy and confidentiality, adopting a trauma-sensitive and gender-sensitive approach, ensuring the victim’s safety, referrals and follow-up etc.

An e-learning tool will be created based on the trainer’s manual. The course will be open and accessible to all users, free of charge, offering practical guidance on detecting and caring for presumed victims, self-assessment tools and a space to communicate with other learners and instructors.

The multi-stakeholder training package will promote inter-agency collaboration among policy makers, field professionals, authorities, civil society organisations and anti-trafficking experts.

Protocols for the adaptation of the trafficking response system (or victim support system) to COVID-19 measures that will serve as a knowledge hub for emergency situations.

The 4 Lessons Learnt Reports will provide helpful recommendations following the trainings and workshops that will take place in the partner countries.

The Handbook will include good and bad practices in the partner countries based on data and experiences from the field.

The National Reports will include quantitative and qualitative data on service provision to trafficking survivors in the partner countries.

The Committee on COVID-19 consequences will publish a report with insights on the situation with regards to the pandemic, its consequences for trafficked persons, and policy recommendations.


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Project Partners

KMOP – Social Action and Innovation Centre
SOLWODI (Germany)
Differenza Donna (Italy)
PAYOKE (Belgium)
Comunita Papa Giovanni XXIII (Italy)

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