CAPE

Competence building, Assistance provision and Prosecution of labour exploitation cases in the Baltic Sea Region (CAPE).

About CAPE

The project CAPE “Competence building, Assistance provision and Prosecution of labour Exploitation cases in the Baltic Sea Region” addresses human trafficking (THB) for labour exploitation in all Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS) Member States. The main aim of the project is to support relevant national and local authorities in combating and prosecuting forced labour in labour exploitation cases in Sweden and assisting victims 

Specific tasks of the project are: 

  • to deepen knowledge about the trafficking for labour exploitation phenomenon in Sweden and the Baltic Sea Region. 
  • to stimulate dialogue and foster experience and a know – how exchange between the authorities in Sweden and other EU member states identified within the frame of the project. 
  • to increase the capacity and expand the mandate of national authorities to counteract trafficking for labour exploitation in Sweden.

Target groups 

The direct target group consists of key national and local actors instrumental in combating, investigating and prosecuting trafficking for labour exploitation and assisting victims, particularly the Swedish National Task Force against Human Trafficking (NMT Sverige). 

The main beneficiaries and indirect target group of the project are migrant workers potentially at risk of becoming victims of THB in the Baltic Sea Region as well as those who have already become victims of trafficking for labour exploitation in Sweden. 

Activities

The project activities will be three-fold:

  • Research activities
  • Study visits and conference: Strengthening the capacity and competence of Swedish Authorities to identify and assist victims of trafficking for labour exploitation and to prosecute cases of forced labour
  • Awareness raising activities for the general public.

Organisers

Council of the Baltic Sea States, the Task Force against Trafficking in Human Beings 

Swedish Gender Equality Agency (Jämställdhetsmyndigheten) 

Duration

2 September 2019 – 31 December 2022 

Contact

Edi Mujaj, Senior Adviser and Head of Unit, Phone: +46 70 276 52 29, Email: [email protected]