• 16th May Completed
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  • 18th May AVAILABLE English with Romanian Translation
  • 19th May AVAILABLE English with Romanian/Russian Translation
  • 23rd May FULL CAPACITY
  • 24rd May FULL CAPACITY
  • 25rd May FULL CAPACITY
  • 26rd May FULL CAPACITY
  • 27rd May FULL CAPACITY

“An Introduction to Human Trafficking”

The British Chamber of Commerce is supporting a new human trafficking training initiative that will take place in central Chișinău at the Artico centre between the 16th and 27th of May 2022.

The training will be delivered in English with simultaneous translation into Romanian and Russian (please see registration page for more details).

The training is financially supported by the UK charity ‘MadAid’ and will be delivered by a team of human trafficking and migration experts from the Counter Trafficking Network.

This CPD accredited training course is designed for anyone who wishes to learn more about combating human trafficking and supporting victims.

Free refreshment and a light lunch will be provided.

This entry level course is designed to equip participants with a basic understanding of the crime and how to identify and assist potential victims.

The course will cover a number of key areas including:

  • What is human trafficking and smuggling
  • Victim identification- signs to look for & trafficking indicators
  • Methodologies of human traffickers, how they operate and how to spot them
  • How to talk to potential victims (human trafficking screening interview techniques)
  • Signposting assistance & support

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Please join us and help in the fight against human trafficking and protect potential victims.

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The Counter Trafficking Network is an approved training provider with the CPD Standards Office, and this course is CPD certified. Participants will be awarded a certificate of attendance, and this can be used as evidence  of continued professional development in the workplace.

We have 300 training spaces available. 

Bernie Gravett


Bernie is a retired Police Superintendent. In 2011 he retired after 31 years of police service in London. He is a Senior EU Expert in combatting transnational organised crime, child sexual exploitation and trafficking in human beings. Bernie is also an expert on the Europol Intelligence system and an accredited Eurojust expert on Joint Investigation Teams and Mutual Legal Assistance in criminal investigations. He created and led some of the largest human trafficking investigations in Europe and created the first EU Joint Investigation Team on human trafficking.
Since retirement Bernie has focused on research, review and investigations combatting human trafficking with particular emphasis on the protection of children and vulnerable victims. He is the director of two companies fighting human trafficking – the Specialist Policing Consultancy and the Counter Trafficking Network.
He has developed training for law enforcement officers, prosecutors, Judges, NGOs and others. International organisations that include the UK Serious Organised Crime Agency, UK Police forces, CEPOL, Europol, Interpol, Eurojust, ERA/EJN, IOM, ICMPD, OSCE, the UNODC and TADOC. He developed and delivered an EC funded 6 country training project on behalf of ICMPD that included Albania, Azerbaijan, Bosnia Herzegovina, Moldova, Pakistan and Turkey. He has designed and delivered training in over 30 countries worldwide.
Bernie has been the contributing author on 4 books on combatting human trafficking and he is an advocate of victim rights and acts as an expert witness in UK Courts and tribunals preventing victims from prosecution and punishment. This includes the case of V.C.L v the United Kingdom at the ECHR Strasbourg where the UK authorities were found not to have properly investigated the case and persisted in prosecuting and punishing the victim of human traffickers.

Colin Carswell MA


Colin Carswell is a Director of the Counter Trafficking Network Ltd and the Specialist Policing Consultancy Ltd. He was formerly a police Superintendent having spent 31 years in the London Metropolitan Police. He retired in 2020.
Colin has led and managed long term international criminal investigations into the Human Trafficking and exploitation of children, both investigations were EU Joint Investigation Teams. He has significantly contributed to the development of international and UK policing to combat human trafficking, support victims and improve investigative skills.
He holds a Master of Arts Degree (with Distinction), in ‘Human Trafficking, Migration and Organised Crime’ and is employed as a Lecturer, teaching the Master of Arts degree course on ‘Human Trafficking, Migration and Organised Crime’ at St Mary’s University, London.
Colin’s experience in human trafficking and modern slavery is based on many years of significant work in this field. This has included research, investigation, prosecution case building, victim debriefing and interviewing, suspect interviewing, and conducting training at both a national and international level. He has presented on human trafficking for exploitation on numerous occasions at both national and international level, to both Government and non-government organisations. This has included conferences and forums for the United Nations, Interpol, Europol, London School of Economics, Cambridge University Crime Symposium and UK Parliamentary Committees.
He is a contributing author to “The Human Trafficking Handbook” (ISBN 978-1-4057-6559-6. Nexis Lexis 2011) and acts as an expert witness on behalf of victims in UK Courts and Tribunals.



Dr Silvia Maria Tăbușcă is the Coordinator of the Human Security Program at the European Center for Legal Education and Research; the Director of the Center for Human Rights and Migration & a Law Lecturer at the Romanian-American University, School of Law. She was (March-September 2021), the Personal Advisor of the Romanian Minister of Justice on the Rule of Law and Fight against Corruption & Organised Crime.
She has been working in the field of international human rights protection for over 15 years, with a specific focus on non-discrimination and, more recently, on human security. Silvia is recognized as a leading consultant, trainer & coach, working with the United Nations (UNHCHR, UNHCR, UNDP, UNODC, ILO, IOM), United Nations University – Centre for Policy Research (CPR)’s Modern Slavery Programme, Council of Europe, EU institutions and MS embassies in Romania, with international leading law firms (Latta & Co) and companies providing high quality legal and policy services (Milieu Law & Policy Consulting, Ramboll Management Consulting). Silvia is known as an independent expert, being involved in many national and international projects. She is, also, an External Expert of the European Commission in the evaluation of scientific research proposals for COST Actions, Horizon 2020, AMIF-Integration, and EACEA.
Before joining the Romanian-American University, Silvia worked as a researcher for the University of Bucharest, School of Law, as a personal advisor for the Romanian Minister of Justice and as a human rights expert for the Permanent Mission of Romania to the United Nations – NYC. Since 2010, she has been a civil rights mediator with training on negotiation (PON/Harvard) and on effective rapid decisions (POJ/Yale).
Silvia holds a Post-Doctorate from the Romanian Academy (of Sciences), a Doctorate in Law (with honours) and a M.S. in Public International Law from the University of Bucharest, as well as a LL.M. in Intercultural Human Rights (cum laude) from St. Thomas University, Miami, Florida.
Silvia has received the Fall 2017 WSOS Professional Fellowship on Democracy & Human Rights from the U.S. Department of State, and she has been nominated for the international award – 2015 “Hero Acting to End Modern Slavery”.