During the first half of 2006, Austria holds the Presidency of the Council of the European
Union (EU) for the second time since its accession to the EU in 1995. Increasing cooperation and
understanding between the member states of the European Union as well as with third countries is a
key challenge of the Austrian Presidency. One of the Presidency contributions of the Austrian Federal
Ministry of the Interior is the project “Comprehensive Training for Law Enforcement Authorities
Responsible for Trafficking in Children/Minors”, which is financially supported by the European
Commission under AGIS 2005.