European Resource Center for the prevention of trafficking in human beings and other forms of exploitation (EURC) was established in November 2013 in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, in response to an increase in human trafficking and other forms of exploitation in the region and Europe, and from the need to combat and prevention of such criminal activities at the global level.
Purpose of the EURC is to serve as a central research and information mechanism for local and international actors involved in the phenomenon of trafficking; to offer information about the forms, causes and trends; Profile of victims; legal provisions; methods of identification and referral mechanisms; practices of the reintegration; preventive and educational resources, including manuals and guidelines; statistics and best practices for action in combating human trafficking, as well as information related to other forms of exploitation and ways of prevention.
EURC through the web portal www.eurcenter.net offers a unique tool for online check-trafficking cases, and electronic library of relevant literature. Within the activities of the Resource Centre, seven editions of specialized electronic newsletter that is distributed to more than 500 addresses has been prepared, in order to provide updated information for Emmaus communities and all stakeholders on the phenomenon of human trafficking and other forms of exploitation. EURC activities include the exchange of information, planning activities, networking, training and capacity building, development and distribution of information materials, improving the cooperation with governmental, non-governmental, local and international actors.