Training for immigration services

As part of training on THB for labour exploitation, immigration services could provide training to officials working in the asylum system. They could also cooperate with immigration services from other EU countries and with the private sector. Trainings can focus on specific indicators and migrant profiles.

Training for officials working in the asylum system

People who apply for asylum may be victims of THB for labour exploitation, maybe without even realising it. Providing training to staff who deal with asylum seekers may help to detect these victims. The Finnish Immigration Service for example provides a tutorial on victims of  THB for all Asylum Officers and Senior Advisers. Asylum Officers and Senior Advisers who are specialised in specific migration categories, for example on possible victims of THB, receive additional in-depth and comprehensive trainings.

Training on specific indicators and migrant profiles

It may be helpful to train migration officials on specific indicators and migrant profiles, especially of those migrants who seek employment in the country of destination. This may enable them to identify possible victims at a very early stage - namely, before official residence permits are issued.

Cooperation with other EU countries

Immigration services could cooperate with their counterparts in EU countries when drafting and delivering common trainings. Through close cooperation on training, less experienced migration services can learn from their more experienced partners.

Cooperation with the private sector

An example of a cooperation with the private sector is the Airline Ambassadors International organisation. Flight attendants may spend several hours on a plane with possible victims of THB. They need to know how to act on their suspicions. The same goes for medical staff working in a hospital that may come across victims of THB.

More general information on training.