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The project “International cooperation as an essential means to combat trafficking in human beings: the role of the EU and other international organizations” (CIMCETT) is financed by the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness of the Spanish Government for the years 2017 to 2019.

The main interest of CIMCETT project lies in assessing the international cooperation in the fight against smuggling and trafficking in human beings from the legal and institutional perspectives.


The main objective of CIMCETT is to contribute in the state of play of the regulatory framework on combating the smuggling and trafficking in human beings, identifying the existing shortcomings in terms of laws, structures and working methods.

To this purpose, this research project seeks to achieve three specific objectives:

  1. Systematize the existing international and European legal instruments. Based on this analysis, this project intends to classify the current measures according to their typology.
  2. Systematize the existing structures and their coordination in order to identify dualities and deficiencies. This systematization seeks to develop a possible strategic plan aiming at improving the coordination between EU agencies and international organizations.
  3. Identify the existing measures related to victims of smuggling and trafficking in human beings. It will lead to the creation of a classification of measures according to the typology and it will suggest potential mechanisms for improvement.