Consortium partners

Procura Della Repubblica presso il Tribunale Ordinario di Padova – ProsPD – JudPol (Italia)

The Public Prosecutor’s Office carries out a series of important heterogeneous activities, briefly listed in the art. 73 of the Royal Decree of 30 January 1941, n. 12 (Judicial system), a text of law which generally governs the organization of the judiciary and describes its different functions. In particular, the general attributions of the Public Prosecutor, i.e. of the Magistrates who, as a whole, make up the Public Prosecutor’s Office, are the following:

· Repression of crimes;

· Supervision of the observance of the laws and the prompt and regular administration of justice;
· Protection of the rights of the state, legal persons and incapable persons;
· Execution of the judged in criminal matters.

The Judicial Police section assists the Prosecutor in carrying out the investigative activity, then carries out inspections, interrogations and whatever is necessary to collect useful evidence to identify the perpetrator of a crime. The tasks of the Judicial Police are listed in articles 55-59 of the Code of Criminal Procedure:

· Investigations, following reports or on their own initiative;
· Repression of illegal activities, such as arrest in the act of crime;
· Execution of the acts and commands of the prosecutor or the judge.

The Judicial Police is set up at every Public Prosecutor’s Office on the Italian territory. It is not a separate body, but rather it is made up of officers and agents from the State Police and the Carabinieri and other bodies that are available to the judicial authority for the execution of investigations.

Agenfor International Foundation (Italy)

AGENFOR is a non-profit Research Centre registered by the Italian Ministry of University, Scientific Research and Technology since 2000, and specializes in working on humanities and social sciences. The focal point for AGENFOR activities is the field of security and counterterrorism where it
conducts specialised researches, manages a number of EU and National Projects and produces news and documentaries for national and international television audiences.

AGENFOR has conducted research into policy issues since 1997, with a focus on Muslim minorities in Europe and in the Western Balkans, and non-Muslim minorities in countries with Muslim majorities. AGENFOR concentrates its activities on the examination of relation between ethnicity and national identities, religious and secular governance within State building, National and Federal identities and interrelation between agents and structures in social changes. Moreover, AGENFOR produces news and documentaries for the Italian public television (RAI), Mediaset, BBC, al-Jazeera, RSI, and many other networks.

Euro-Arab Foundation for Higher Studies (Spain)

The Euro-Arab Foundation for Higher Studies is a public institution with a unique composition and mission. Located in Granada (Spain) and ruled by a joint Board of Trustees chaired by the Secretary General for Universities. The Board of Trustees is further composed by two representatives from the University of Granada, two from the Ministry of Education and from the Government of Andalusia. The Euro-Arab Foundation works within the fields of cooperation, training and research.

FUNDEA aims to create a space for dialogue and cooperation between the countries of the European Union and Arab countries. The Foundation was entrusted with promoting cultural, scientific and economic relations between Europe and the Arab World, throughout the spread of scientific and humanistic knowledge produced in universities and other centres for scientific research or artistic creation, either national or international, in order to contribute to the reinforcement of the dialogue between Arab States and European States.

For that purpose, the Foundation’s work is focused on the promotion of studies and research as well as platforms and forums of discussion and debate. By means of collaboration agreements, the Foundation maintains relations with educational, cultural, research and economic institutions in order to strengthen ties among countries in Europe and in the Arab World.

Institute of Police and Security Research at Hochschule für

The ‘HfÖV (University for Public Administration)’ is a university of applied sciences located in the city state Bremen, established in 1979 by law (Bremisches Gesetz über die Hochschule für Öffentliche Verwaltung vom 18. Juni 1979 Brem.GBl. S. 233, amended 01.10.2006).

The HfÖV operates two major study programmes: Law and Taxation / Risk and Security Management; additionally, HfÖV serves as public Police Academy.

Since 2006, HfÖV is operating the Institut für Polizei- und Sicherheitsforschung (Institute for Police and Security Research) IPoS (Satzung des Instituts für Polizei- und Sicherheits-forschung IPoS in der Hochschule für Öffentliche Verwaltung Bremen, amended 16 May 2013). IPoS is headed by Prof. Dr. Arthur Hartmann, specialised in Criminal Law and Criminal Proceedings Law.

IPoS is active in externally funded research at domestic and EU level. During the past years, IPoS has conducted various national and international projects as well as projects funded by the European Union as Co-Applicant and Lead Applicant (since 2015) in consortia with partners from EU and non-EU countries. Focus of projects includes statistical evaluation, organized crime, money laundering, counter-terrorism, domestic violence, de-radicalisation and trafficking in human beings among others.  

The Center for Security Studies  – Kentro Meleton Asfaleias – KEMEA (Greece)

The Center for Security Studies (Kentro Meleton Asfaleias – KEMEA), founded in 2005 by Law 3387, is a scientific, consulting and research organization overseen by the Minister of Citizen Protection, governed by common law and annually audited by chartered accountants.  Its principal purpose is to conduct theoretical and applied research and studies, particularly at strategic level, on security topics and policies.  Moreover, it is the think-tank of the Ministry of Citizen Protection on numerous policies such as public order, correctional services, terrorism prevention, crime prevention, integrated border management and civil protection as well as on various other security and societal issues; it also provides advisory and consulting risk-management services to an array of public and private organizations.

Third Party

General Police Inspectorate (Moldova)

The General Police Inspectorate is a specialized public institution of the Republic of Moldova, subordinated to the Ministry of Internal Affairs, which has the mission of defending freedom and fundamental human rights through activities to maintain, ensure and restore public order and security, as well as to prevent and combating crimes and misdemeanours.

Though Moldova is mostly a transit country for THB, there are still cases where it is a destination country. The Republic of Moldova ratified international instruments through which it assumed the commitment regarding the fight against human trafficking. For better implementation of international instruments, at the national level, specialized public structures were established. In that vein, within the General Police Inspectorate, an ad hoc unit Centre for Combating Human Trafficking has been created. With jurisdiction over the entire territory of the Republic of Moldova, the Centre’s main purpose is to increase the efficiency of criminal prosecution of trafficking cases by formalizing the cooperation and integration capacities of law enforcement bodies, in order to achieve a common goal. Some of the Centre’s duties are:

– Detecting, combating and solving human trafficking and related crimes;

– Strategic analysis of the phenomenon of human trafficking;

– Referral of victims of human trafficking to assistance and social protection services;

– Prevention of the phenomenon of human trafficking.