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NGO„Shelter „Safe House”” activity support measures for reducing trafficking in human beings in Latvia

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Source of Funding: EEA Financial Mechanism 2009-2014
Program: NGO Activity Support Measure (2009-2014)

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Human trafficking has a global nature. In recent years the number of human trafficking victims has rapidly increased. In Latvia there is still lack of skillful professional workers in prevention of human trafficking and rehabilitation of victims.
The project aims to strengthen regular and long-term activity of the Association Shelter “Safe house” in the area of human trafficking and facilitate development of a national NGO coalition for reducing human trafficking.
During the project implementation the NGO plans to participate in policy-making and decision-making processes, join a cooperation network, involve volunteers, strengthen capacity of the association's members, ensure supervision of experts, develop a 24/7 hotline, organize public awareness and informational events and develop a platform of the NGO coalition for reducing human trafficking.
The main beneficiaries will be NGO members, volunteers, actual and potential victims of human trafficking.

Project results: The implementation of the Project took place in all regions of Latvia.
The aim of the project – to strengthen regular and long-term “Shelter “Safe House”” activities in the trafficking in human beings field and facilitate development of the NGO Coalition Platform for Prevention of Human Trafficking – was fully met. The number of NGOs whose activities are aimed at long-term development at national level and which are involved in policy development and decision-making processes has increased.
During the Project collaboration network for Prevention of Human Trafficking has been created at national level uniting 12 NGOs from different regions of Latvia. “Shelter “Safe House”” attracted 23 new members and 66 volunteers; became a member of national level NGO – The Latvian Platform for Development Cooperation (LAPAS); took part in 37 meetings and working groups; delivered 6 opinions on Prevention of Human Trafficking issues.
The project contributed significantly: the organization has become an opinion leader in the anti-trafficking field, social rehabilitation programs are used in other multidisciplinary teams, trained specialists continue educating other professionals, consultation hotline operation is maintained, preventive activities with young people go on, funding for future activities has been attracted.
Project target groups were involved in all stages of the project planning and implementing each activity, in the meantime gaining new knowledge about trafficking in human beings.

Supported by the EEA Grants. Case number: LV03. Programme name: „NGO fund”

Project number: 2012.EEZ/DAP/MAC/090
Project approval date: 20.06.2013.
Project contract date: 13.08.2013.
Status of the project: Pabeigts
Name of Project Promoter: Association „Shelter „Safe House””
Type of Project Promoter: Association/Foundation
Project implementation region(s): Whole Latvia
Project duration, months: 30
Total eligible costs (Programme co-financing and Project Promoter’s contribution): 66400.33 EUR / 46 666.42 LVL;
Programme co-financing (EEA Grants – 95%): 56772.28 EUR / 39 899.79 LVL;
Programme co-financing (State budget – 5%): 2988.01 EUR / 2 099.99 LVL;
Project Promoter’s contribution: 6640.04 EUR / 4 666.65 LVL;
Legal address: Konrāda iela 9-11, Rīga, LV-1004
Phone No.: 67898343, 29153221
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Website: www.patverums-dm.lv

Link to a website of the EEA Grants Managing Authority in Latvia: www.eeagrants.lv
Link to a website of the EEA Grants Financial Mechanism Office: www.eeagrants.org