In 2007, the General Secretariat for Gender Equality, in cooperation with the Research Centre for Gender Equality (ΚΕTHΙ) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, implemented the programme «Training of Greek Bodies on how to Confront International Trafficking» with a total budget of 166.786,2€. The Program aimed at reinforcing the existing support structures for women victims of violence, by means of carrying out an integrated training action for the members of the competent authorities. The basic goal of the project is the creation of appropriately trained staff, which will be able to handle incidents of violence against women effectively and in compliance with the new international rules of treatment. The training referred to issues of domestic violence and trafficking. 3-days of training seminars were carried out during 2007 in Athens, Thessaloniki, Patras, Volos, Heracleion, Preveza, Kalamata, Komotini, Ioannina, and Mytilini. The seminars also supported networking among governmental and non-governmental agencies involved in assisting and protecting victims. In April 2008 a conference took place in Athens, during which the outcomes of the program were presented. A similar project will take place in 2009 as well.
Source of Information
Response of the Government of Greece, March 2009