With the financial support of the Prevention of and Fight against Crime Programme
European Commission - Directorate General Home Affairs

Raising Awareness

One important objective of this project was to raise awareness on trafficking in persons for the purpose of organ removal. The crime is not on the radar of judicial and enforcement organizations. One reason is because information and knowledge about the crime does not reach them.

Target groups

In addition to police forces, our target groups were: transplant professionals, legal experts, representatives of ministries and international organizations, national rapporteurs, individuals of expert groups, organ trafficking researchers, persons working for human rights organizations, and other stakeholders. 


Throughout this project, contact information of key stakeholders was listed in a database, managed by Marian van Noord and Linde van Balen. This information was discreetly handled and stored, and used only for the purpose of this project.

All individuals listed in the database received our research findings and other important information.

International Symposium

21 November 2014

Europol, The Hague,The Netherlands

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