INTERCEPTED - Agenfor International



Intercepted Online Recruitment and Advertisement to Disrupt the Trafficking in Human Beings Model

INTERCEPTED project aims to disrupt the digital model of Trafficking in Human Beings (THB) by improving the digital capabilities of law enforcement and judicial authorities. For that purpose, INTERCEPTED focuses on two points for the disruption of the trafficking chain: recruitment and advertisement, taking into account that the methods used in terms of language, platforms, targets and strategies vary according to the profiles of the victims and the type of exploitation.

INTERCEPTED is designed and will be implemented as an evolution of the projects UNCHAINED and BIGOSINT, which have the common objective of disrupting the online business of Human Trafficking.

This project aims to achieve the following 5 objectives:

  1. Raise awareness of the different ways the internet is used along the trafficking chain according to target victims’ profiles and types of exploitation.
  2. Design an early interception tool specifically targeting the recruitment of victims and advertisement of services.з
  3. Enhance the capabilities of LEAs and Judiciary in public-private cooperation through the planning of OSINT Targeted counter-THB Campaigns.
  4. Establish a common European mechanism for the detection and reporting of suspected online recruitment or advertisement material, fostering strengthened multi-agency cooperation and rapid cross-border responses and ensuring successful use of digital evidence in court.
  5.  Strengthen the digital capacities and knowledge base of law enforcement.

INTERCEPTED is funded by the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF), Internal Security Fund (ISF), and Border Management and Visa Instrument (BMVI).

The consortium is led by the Public Prosecutor’s Office of Trieste, Italy (TSJudPol) and is formed by the Euro-Arab Foundation for Higher Studies (Spain), Hellenic Police (Greece), School of Public Administration (Hochschule für Offentliche Verwaltung Bremen) (Germany), AGENFOR International (Italy), and the Center for Security Studies KEMEA (Greece).