In 2012, the National Commission for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings (NCCTHB) in Bulgaria organised six multidisciplinary trainings for judges, prosecutors and police officers.

The trainings introduced the new trends in THB in Bulgaria. They were aimed at improving the interaction between the institutions in investigation and criminal proceedings, support and reintegration for victims of trafficking and exchange of experience.

More than 150 people took part in the trainings: representatives of district and regional courts; district and regional prosecution offices; the sector ‘Trafficking in Human Beings’ of the Directorate General Combatting Organised Crime and its respective territorial units; police officers from the Border Police; experts from the NCCTHB; secretaries of the Local Commissions for Combatting THB; and representatives of NGOs.