In 2005, the Nordic-Baltic Taskforce against trafficking appointed the European Women’s Lobby regional co-ordinator of a 3-year pilot project, which aims to be a starting point for long-term change in the region, developing victim-centred and durable models for support and reintegration of women victims of trafficking (VOTs) for sexual exploitation in and between the Nordic and Baltic countries.
The Children and Woman’s Abuse Studies Unit (CWASU) at the London Metropolitan University has made an external evaluation of the achievements and challenges in the implementation of the Nordic Baltic Pilot project. Several important strengths are identified as well as areas were work needs to be intensified in the future.
The Nordic-Baltic Pilot Project is a three year programme that aims to strengthen the cooperation and develop concrete activities to support and assist women victims of trafficking for sexual exploitation in the region.
A central part of the Nordic Baltic project is to increase cooperation and exchange on the best ways to ensure that all women victims of trafficking for sexual exploitation receive the assistance and support they need - in all Nordic and Baltic countries.
The EWL and its member organisations have a lot of experience in working against trafficking in women. Within the diverse EWL membership there are several organisations that work directly with victim assistance and support to women victims of trafficking and women in prostitution.
Here you will find the links to the contact points for the Nordic Baltic pilot project in each of the participating countries. For a more detailed description of national activities, please visit the country-specific sections.