PEGASUS model for interviewing possible victims (Frontex)

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.