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Supporting Romanian NGOs for direct assistance to victims of human trafficking

 

 

 

Project presentation

As a follow up of the Agreement concluded between the Government of Romania and the Swiss Federal Council on the implementation of the Swiss-Romanian Cooperation Programme to Reduce Economic and Social Disparities within the Enlarged European Union, the National Agency Against Trafficking in Persons is implementing the project Supporting Romanian NGOs for direct assistance of victims of human trafficking” for a period of 38 months, starting in February 2015.

The total project value is of 2.082.767.23 CHF, with a Swiss contribution of 1.770.352,14 CHF representing 85% of the total value) and a co-financing from ANITP of 312.415,08 CHF (representing 15% of the total budget).

The project partners are:

  • IOM Bern,
  • Swiss NGO ACT 212 Consulting and Training Center against Human trafficking and Sexual exploitation,
  • Swiss-Romanian THB Working Group.

The overall objective of the project is to support victims of human trafficking through direct assistance services provided by non-governmental organizations in Romania.

The specific objectives of the project are:

  • Efficient financial redistribution system (grant mechanism) within ANITP established to support NGOs that provide VoT assistance;
  • Victims of trafficking assisted with quality services via NGOs, through the national anti-trafficking assistance system (grant mechanism) in Romania.

Among the project’s results there are:

  • financing the assistance activities developed by the nongovernmental organizations through grants awarded after the proposals’ selection
  • organization of press conferences, national information days for anti-trafficking NGO;
  • editing and publishing a Call for Proposal together with a Guide for applicants and supporting documents
  • assessment of the applications by the Romanian-Swiss Grant Board.

 

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First Edition – February 2016

Stages of the project proposals related to the first call for proposals

The National Agency against Trafficking in Persons (ANITP) will organize on 04.26.2016 , at 11:00 a.m., at ANITP headquarters, Street Ion Câmpineanu no. 20 , 5th floor , district no. 1, Bucharest, the opening session of the proposals submitted during the first call for proposals within the project „Supporting Romanian NGOs for direct assistance of victims of human trafficking”.

The interested applicants may assist to the meeting mentioned above.

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Second Edition – January 2017

 

 

Stages of the project proposals related to the first call for proposals

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Activities developed

National Information Day - 16.12.2015

The National Agency against Trafficking in Persons (ANITP) organized on 16th of December 2015, in Bucharest, ANITP premises, the National Information Day.

The aim of the event was to inform the NGOs on the funding opportunities and the project application procedure.

The experts from the National Agency against Trafficking in Persons presented the general conditions for funding opportunities, actions to be supported, eligible participants, priorities and objectives. As a result, the main steps and documents were brought into the participants’ attention.

The event benefited from the presence of the Swiss Contribution Office in Romania – Mr Thomas Stauffer and the representative of the Swiss Intermediate Body – Mrs Stela Haxhi, as well as the external partners, namely IOM Berne – Mrs Claire Potaux and ACT 212 – Mrs Irene Hirzel and Romanian representatives of the civil society, governmental institutions involved in the fight against trafficking in persons.

First Steering Committee Meeting - 15.04.2015

As a follow up of the Agreement concluded between the Government of Romania and the Swiss Federal Council on the implementation of the Swiss-Romanian Cooperation Programme to Reduce Economic and Social Disparities within the Enlarged European Union, the National Agency Against Trafficking in Persons is implementing the project Supporting Romanian NGOs for direct assistance of victims of human trafficking” for a period of 38 months, starting in February 2015.

On 15.04.2015, within the project, the first Steering Committee Meeting and Swiss-Romanian THB working group as well as the first meeting regarding the constitution of Swiss-Romanian Independent Grant Board were organized in Bucharest – ANITP headquarters.

The objectives of the meetings:

  • Discuss the current situation regarding the Swiss-Romanian cooperation in the field;
  • Create the Swiss-Romanian Independent Grant Board;
  • Debate on the working procedures concerning grant awarding and monitoring;
  • Review the current status of the project, future activities and financial matters.

The activities were attended by the representatives of Switzerland, DCAF, Police of Zurich, IOM Bern, ACT 212 Consulting and Training Center against Human trafficking and Sexual exploitation, Ministry of Labour, Family, Social Protection and Elderly, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Internal Affairs, IOM Romania.

Similarly, within the Swiss-Romanian working group on THB, representatives of NGOs from Romania were present during the activity.

Eveniment 15.04.2015

Two study visits organized in Belgium – Brussels and Switzerland – Geneva: 18-22.05.2015

Within the Project – „Supporting Romanian NGOs for direct assistance of victims of human trafficking”, developed within the Swiss-Romanian Cooperation Programme to Reduce Economic and Social Disparities within the Enlarged European Union , two study visits were organized in Belgium – Brussels and Switzerland – Geneva, for one week, with the participation of 5 ANITP`s representatives delegated to manage the NGOs external grants awarded.

The study visits were conducted during 18 – 19 May 2015, in Belgium-Brussels and 20 – 22 May 2015, in Switzerand-Geneva, where a series of meetings with representatives of the European Commission and IOM Bern were organized.

The objective of the study visits was to acquire knowledge from donors’ and international organizations’ (IOM) perspective, with significant experience in funds management and in particular in grants regarding the assistance to victims of trafficking as well as from the European Commission (EC) as the main donor to the European level with solid experience in setting funding priorities on long term, complex project assessment and oversight.

These two study visits have provided a background for achieving the project objective, namely the management of the Swiss funds provided to NGOs by ANITP. The knowledge acquired by ANITP staff will directly contribute to the increase of the project team capacity in developing the financing mechanism, monitoring and assessing the projects. Also, the activities will contribute in developing the capacity of ANITP to identify the priorities, to develop and implement projects in the future.

Eveniment Vizita studiu Elvetia

Press Conference - First Call for Proposals: 25.02.2016

The National Agency against Trafficking in Persons (ANITP) organized on Thursday, 25th of February 2016, at its premises, a Press Conference whose objective was to launch the first call for proposals for financing projects of direct assistance provided to victims of human trafficking iby relevant nongovernmental organisations.

In order to improve the quality of the assistance provided to the victims of human trafficking, ANITP, within the Swiss-Romanian Cooperation Programme, will fund for the period 2016-2018, within 2 call for proposals, direct assistance provided to victims of trafficking by relevant nongovernmental organisations.

The first call for proposals launched by ANITP put, for the first time, at the NGOs disposal a budget of 1.200.000 CHF in order to finance minimum 3 projects, for a period of time between 12-20 months. The funding will cover 100% of total eligible costs of the project, out of which 85% – from the contribution of the Swiss Agency for Cooperation and Development (SDC) and 15% – ANITP contribution from the state budget.

The event benefited from the presence of Mr Stauffer from the Swiss Contribution Office in Romania and it was developed within the Swiss-Romanian Cooperation Programme to Reduce Economic and Social Disparities within the Enlarged European Union through the project „Supporting Romanian NGOs for direct assistance to victims of human trafficking”. Romanian representatives of the civil society, governmental institutions involved in the fight against trafficking in persons were also present.

Detailed information on grants can be found on ANITP website – Section Programs:

RO: www.anitp.mai.gov.ro/proiect a.v/

EN: www.anitp.mai.gov.ro/project-v-a/

Link: Press Conference recorded

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