The ARIADNE Network against Trafficking in Human Beings in South-Eastern and Eastern Europe is a regional network of 16 NGOs from 12 countries. The Network was established in June 2005 with its seat in Athens, Greece.
The mission of the Network is to combat human trafficking through close and coordinated action among countries of origin, transit and destination. Cooperation is on a tripartite basis- among state agents, international organizations and NGOs- in order to better assist victims and address existing and emerging problems.
The beneficiaries of the activities of ARIADNE are the victims and potential victims of human trafficking, mostly women and children, the NGOs which enrich their knowledge and ability for coordinated joint action, the general public through awareness raising campaigns and various state and/or private institutions active in the fight against human trafficking.
The founding members of the Network are 16 NGOs from 12 countries (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Greece, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia , Turkey and the Ukraine). The Human Rights Defence Centre in Greece has been designated as the co-ordinator of the Network.