Two events were organized in Freiburg Germany (5-6 November 2016) and Uppsala Sweden (7-8 November 2016), in the project Strengthening lawyers legal knowledge and cooperation with prosecutors and judges, to protect victims of human trafficking rights in the judicial proceedings, JUST/2015/JTRA/AG/EJTR/8686. At the events attended Romanian, Bulgarian, German, Swedish participants. Train-the-Trainers objectives were to provide to a group of legal professionals with the appropriate competencies and skills to deliver dynamic trainings for further professionals in their countries; to increase knowledge among professionals upon the effectiveness of law and its appliance in practice to protect victims’ rights and curb human trafficking based on the Nordic Model.
In Germany, the event was organized by ECPAT with the support of KOK German NGO network against trafficking in human beings. The Romanian Bulgarian, German participants learned about: the basic principles of adult learning process; what defines a good trainer; interactive learning methods and how to plan, organize legal trainings for lawyers /prosecutors /judges; practical training on dealing with affected persons; methods to incorporate practical examples of human trafficking in legal trainings; evaluation methods to be used by the legal trainers.
In Sweden, the event was organized by Scandinavian Human Rights Lawyers with the support of Uppsala University Interdisciplinary Research Center, U-FOLD. The Romanian and Bulgarian participants learned more about the Swedish legal system, criminal trial procedures, the Nordic Model to combat human trafficking, THB-Drug Abuse / Victims Rehabilitation; the protective measures for the victims in Sweden.