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What is TRACE?

TRACE (Trafficking as a Criminal Enterprise) was a project terminated in October 2015 that aimed to support stakeholders in combating trafficking in human beings by assessing and consolidating information surrounding the perpetrators and the wider trafficking enterprise in order to make policy recommendations for disrupting this activity. TRACE adopted a multi-disciplinary approach: legal, criminological, socio-economical, psychological, and law enforcement-oriented, in order to provide a full account of the phenomenon, and build upon on-going European and national projects and activities. It focused on the activities of the perpetrators by developing an understanding of the structure, social relationships, modus operandi, travel routes and technologies associated with different types of trafficking in human beings. The project was run by the CBSS TF-THB and the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Latvia. See the final deliverable of the project here.