A simulation-based training on combating human trafficking — the first of its kind in Albania — took place from October 18-21 2021 in Tirana. The training, organized by the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), promoted an innovative approach to the capacity development of anti-trafficking practitioners.
The training consisted of realistic, practical and cross-dimensional simulation exercises aimed to enhance anti-trafficking officials’ ability to identify and investigate human trafficking and assist trafficked persons in a victim-centred and human rights-based manner. Around 60 anti-trafficking practitioners — including social workers, police officers, prosecutors, labour inspectors and civil society activists — participated in the training.
The training was delivered as part of the program “Transforming the national response to human trafficking in and from Albania”, which is implemented by a consortium of local and international organizations led by UNICEF Albania, and supported by the United Kingdom.