In February 2020, the TAIEX peer review mission on trafficking in human beings, comprised by three international experts, have met and interviewed several institutional and non-institutional actors, such as: relevant ministries, agencies, non-governmental organizations and international organizations operating in Kosovo.
The aim of the mission is to provide the EU with an assessment and a comprehensive overview of the overall state of play in Kosovo in the area of Trafficking in Human Beings. This peer review mission follows-up on the 2015 Council of Europe group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA report) assessment in the absence of a new round.
Moreover, the aim is to increase the EU understanding of the gaps Kosovo still faces in the area of trafficking in human beings in relation to the EU acquis and best practices.
The peer review mission will develop a final report and provide the European Commission with a comprehensive assessment regarding Kosovo’s efforts in combating trafficking in human beings. The report will be finalized in the upcoming months and aim to include also recommendations for concrete actions to be undertaken by Kosovo’s authorities.