Border management programme organised Study visit to Austria on anti-trafficking

  • Thematic Component: 4. Improvement of Cross-Border Cooperation
  • Country: Kazakhstan

From April 17 to 19, the EU-funded Border Management Programme in Central Asia (BOMCA 10) organised a study visit to Austria for the Kazakh Ministry of the Interior (MoI) experts responsible for anti-trafficking, as well as the teaching staff of MoI.

The activity is aimed at enhancing knowledge on anti-trafficking for the employees of the MoI who have been working on anti-trafficking in the border regions of Kazakhstan. During the study visit, participants learned about the anti-trafficking management system in Austria with the objective of introducing the applicable practices to the anti-trafficking management system of Kazakhstan - especially when it comes to counter-trafficking in the border regions.

On the concluding day of the study visit, BOMCA 10 organised discussions on the anti-trafficking measures applicable for Kazakhstan.   

This activity was organised in the framework of the Programme’s Component 4, “Improvement of Cross-Border Cooperation”, and is aimed at improving living conditions in border areas through local economic development, with a focus on human rights, gender equality and vulnerable groups.