Calls for proposal by the ISF Managing Authority in Hungary

Calls for proposals by the European Commission

Swiss–Hungarian Cooperation Programme Period II

Ongoing projects 2020–2022

Complex victim support services for victims of trafficking in human beings (ISF-5.4.5/10-2019-00001)

BENEFICIARY  Ministry of Justice
IN CONSORTIUM WITH Hungarian Baptist Aid
FUNDING          Internal Security Fund of the EU with domestic co-financing

In the framework of the project a wide range of new services has been introduced on a pilot basis:  rescue and safe transport, family care, good money management, reintegration assistance, low-threshold assistance (administrative and psychosocial support outside the shelters), aftercare. As regards the reintegration component, each victim is eligible for a financial support up to HUF 500 000 to be paid, for instance, for renting a flat, education and trainings, medical treatment. 

The Ministry of Justice and the Hungarian Baptist Aid also come out with a new booklet entitled „Human trafficking – the state of play in Hungary”.

Don’t let it happen, don’t make it happen! – anti-trafficking campaign
(ISF-5.1.6/10-2019-00001)

BENEFICIARY International Organization for Migration

PARTNER National Police Headquarters
FUNDING Internal Security Fund of the EU with domestic co-financing

The overall aim of the project is to raise awareness in the Hungarian society about the phenomenon and the dangers of human trafficking, thus reducing the risk of becoming victim and also reducing the demand for the services provided by the exploited persons. To this end, online and offline campaigns are being implemented.   

IOM also organizes visits to institutions (schools, children's homes, camps) throughout the country to raise awareness specifically among young people at risk.

Another key outcome of the project is a frequently cited study entitled “Psychological drivers of human trafficking”.

Complex return and reintegration programme for victims of trafficking in human beings
(ISF-5.4.5/17-2020-00001)

BENEFICIARY International Organization for Migration
PARTNER Ministry of Interior, National Police Headquarters
FUNDING Internal Security Fund of the EU with domestic co-financing

This project provides funding for the safe return of 25 Hungarian citizens who have fallen victim to traffickers abroad. Upon return, the victims are also entitled to reintegration support (financial assistance, moving social worker, etc.).

In order to identify as many victims as possible, a workshop has been recently organized for consular officials and contacts are being established with victim support organizations in Germany, where statistics show a particularly high number of Hungarian victims.