Frontex uses the PEGASUS model to guide a border guard through a logical and effective interview of a (possible) victim of trafficking in human beings (THB).
PEGASUS is an acronym that stands for the seven steps the model consists of. It means:
- Presentation (start of the interview)
- Explain the here and now situation
- Gather information
- Assess the situation by updating the information
- Settle with the (possible) victim on what further steps to take
- Undertake possible further steps (depending on the local border guard situation) and
- Settle on the follow-up (closing of the interview).
For more information, see the Anti-trafficking training for border guards published by Frontex.