The course for police and prosecutors was organised by the Strategic Police Matters Unit of the OSCE’s Transnational Threats Department.
A four-day specialized training course on appropriate and effective responses to gender-based violence for Bulgarian criminal justice practitioners was held from 10 to 14 June 2019, in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Following the course was a one-day workshop where judges and social workers joined the police officers and prosecutors. The workshop highlighted the importance of a co-ordinated and integrated approach when fighting gender-based violence cases.
The course is the third in a series of three national specialized training courses held as part of the regional project Effective Criminal Justice Strategies and Practices to Combat Gender-based Violence in Eastern Europe. The project is currently being implemented in Bulgaria, Hungary and Romania, and is financially supported by the European Union’s Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme (2014-2020) and the Governments of Germany and Austria.