New NEXUS Report on Victim Reintegration in the Balkans: Life Beyond Trafficking (May 2015)

May 2015 – NEXUS Institute, King Baudouin Foundation (KBF) and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) have released a new report on trafficking victim reintegration in the Balkans. Beyond Trafficking: The re/integration of trafficking victims in the Balkans 2007-2014 is an evaluation of the Trafficking Victims Re/integration Programme (TVRP), which was launched by KBF in 2006 to enhance the scope and capacity of reintegration programs for trafficking victims in the Balkans. The evaluation report assesses the main results and impacts of the TVRP in the lives of trafficked persons assisted by TVRP-funded partner NGOs, as well as more generally in the field of reintegration in the Balkans. It is based on interviews with program beneficiaries, partner NGOs, experts and government officials, as well as other sources of data.

Key results include:

  • 1711 trafficking victims assisted through the TVRP, from 2007 to 2014
  • The TVRP assisted 26% of trafficking victims in the region
  • 1179 secondary beneficiaries were assisted under the TVRP
  • 296 male victims were assisted
  • 651 trafficked children were provided with reintegration support
  • The TVRP resulted in the successful reintegration of approximately 60% of beneficiaries
  • 15 NGOs in seven countries offer high quality, comprehensive reintegration services


In addition, two summary versions were published based on the full evaluation report.

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Life Beyond Trafficking, The Re/integration of Trafficked Persons in the Balkans 2007-2014 (2015) is a summary of the program evaluation. It is available also in AlbanianSerbian and Macedonian.





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At a Glance: Reintegration. A Road Back for Trafficking Victims is a policy brief, which summarizes the evaluation findings, including TVRP program results and impacts.





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