Study Visit to The Kingdom of The Netherlands to Exchange Best Practices

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Egypt in coordination with the National Coordinating Committee for Combating and Preventing Illegal Migration and Trafficking in Persons (NCCPIM&TiP) organized a study visit to the Kingdom of the Netherlands with 8 Egyptian Representatives from 7 different governmental entities within the framework of the European Regional Program for Development and Protection (RDPP) funded by the EU.

The visit lasted for 4 days and served the exchange of best practices in terms of policies and strategies of the Dutch government in the field of combating and preventing the crime of trafficking in persons in relation to the protection and response to victims. Discussions went through a series of meetings with Dutch national experts and government officials who transferred technical experience and knowledge on different aspects (i.e., the role of local NGOs, Dutch Police, research and data collection, …etc.) on combating the crime of trafficking.

Meetings were held with representatives from the Dutch Ministry of Justice and Security, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Expert Center for Combating Human Trafficking, and the National Rapporteur on Trafficking in Human Beings. The participating Egyptian Delegation comprised of national officials from the following entities (The Public Prosecution Office, Administrative Control Authority, Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Social Solidarity, NCCPIM&TiP, National Council for Childhood and Motherhood, and National Council for Women). 

This activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), specifically Goal 3 "Good Health and Wellbeing", Goal 8 "Decent Work and Economic Growth", Goal 10 "Reduced Inequalities"; Goal 16 “Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions” as well as come in line with the objectives of the Global Compact for Migration (GCM), Objective 10 “Prevent, combat and eradicate trafficking in persons in the context of international migration” and Objective 7 “Address and reduce vulnerabilities in migration”.