Registration of the actual situation of human trafficking in the twelve countries of the ARIADNE Network. 

The first joint project of the Network, was the Registration of the Actual Situation of Human Trafficking in the 12 countries represented in the Network, resulting in a comprehensive publication entitled Human Trafficking in SE and Eastern Europe- Problems and Prospects. The national reports contained in this volume were drafted following a thorough research, that was conducted by the NGO/partners in cooperation with state agents, international organizations and other local NGOs dealing with human trafficking. The objective of this joint project was to define the deficiencies, gaps or neglected areas in human trafficking, in each one of the participating countries, and to make recommendations for the improvement of the situation. On the basis of the evaluation of the situation and the needs assessment, the members of the Network proceeded with the adoption of a plan of action for further joint projects to address identified priorities. The English publication has been translated into each one of the local languages of the countries engaged in the project. This book has have been distributed to state agents, international organizations and other interested parties dealing with human trafficking.

The target groups of this project were: 

a. Victims and potential victims of human trafficking: women, children and men, who are usually victims of social phenomena, such as poverty, unemployment, lack of education, training, etc. 

b. State agents and institutions active in the prevention of human trafficking, in order to become aware of the actual situation in their own country, as well as in the neighbouring countries. 

c. The general public, by gaining greater awareness regarding the problems encountered in human trafficking, and thus will becoming able to contribute to the collective effort for the improvement of the situation. 

d. The NGOs which have enriched their knowledge and ability in counter-trafficking activities. 

The national reports are to be periodically updated so as to include amendemtns of the law and its implementation, as well as new practices aiming at improving the situation in this field.

This joint project has been co-sponsored by the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs (HELLENIC AID), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Norway and the Canadian Embassy in Greece. KEPAD has also cooperated with the IOM Mission in Greece, and with the Thessaloniki Office of the Stability Pact for SE Europe.