Author: Ministrstvo za notranje zadeve
Sandi Čurin was born in 1967 in Koper. He graduated from the Faculty of Maritime Studies and Transport in Ljubljana in 1996. He continued his studies at the Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana, receiving his M. Sc. in economics in 2003. Having studied part-time, he had the opportunity to combine practice and theory. In 1992 he began his career at the Criminal Police Office of Koper Police Directorate. He was appointed chief officer of the division tasked with investigating organised crime in 1996.
In 2001 he continued his career at the Ministry of the Interior's European Affairs and International Cooperation Service, focusing mainly on countering organised crime within the framework of OSCE, the Council of Europe, the United Nations and other organisations. In 2004 he joined the Minister's Office to advise on systemic policing matters. Having returned to the European Affairs and International Cooperation Service a year later, he took over the management of complex European projects for the South East European region.
The Government of the Republic of Slovenia appointed him as National Anti-trafficking Coordinator in 2002. He laid the institutional foundations for the operation and management of the interagency working group that also involves non-governmental organisations. He was the initiator of the informal network of anti-trafficking coordinators, a project supported by Brdo Process interior ministers. He is also a member of several anti-trafficking fora at the European and international levels.
Sandi Čurin authored several discussion articles focusing on the prevention of and fight against trafficking in human beings, illegal migration and corruption. He occasionally gives lectures at the Faculty of Criminal Justice of the University of Maribor. He is involved in training public employees. He regularly participates in public discussions and panels from his field.