The project Anti-trafficking stakeholders and economic sectors networking, cooperation to combat the business of human trafficking chain — NET-COMBAT –THB- CHAIN was elaborated based on the European and international context: increasing the demand for sexual services, demand for cheap labor, the desire to obtain profit with minimum investments, represent factors that influence the intensification of human trafficking networks. The social and economic situation from many countries lead to an increased vulnerability of certain social groups. Human trafficking represents an extremely profitable business and the products of this criminal activity are largely reintroduced into the world economy and financial system.
The project aims to improve national and transnational cooperation between institutions / organizations that have a role in combating trafficking in human beings and the public-private sector / economic sector, in order to intensify the efforts to eliminate this phenomenon.
Period of Implementation
September 2018 – April 2020
Project Target Groups
- Governmental agencies, non-governmental organizations, employment agencies, representatives of the public-private/economic sectors, law specialists (lawyers, prosecutors, judges), general public.
- Analyze the link between trafficking in human beings and the economic sectors involved in the demand and supply chains.
- Engage the economic sectors alongside civil society and other anti-trafficking stakeholders in combating the phenomenon.
- Increase the awareness, educate the population on the modus operandi of traffickers and on the consequences of the trafficking chain, through online transnational campaign using social media networks.
Project work-packages (WP)
WP 1 Management and coordination
- Day to day management
- Project meetings
- Project Website
WP 2 Insight into the links between trafficking in human beings and the economic sectors involved in the demand and supply chains
- Transnational Experts Meeting in Rome Italy
- Study report on the links between trafficking in human beings and the economic sectors with potential of being implicated in the demand and supply chains.
- Dissemination (newsletters, summary paper, roundtables in Romania, Bulgaria, Germany, Italy, Greece)
WP 3 The economic sectors engagement in addressing human trafficking
- Transnational experts meeting in Stuttgart Germany
- Toolkit for the economic sectors to combat human trafficking and ensure a better partnership with the other anti-trafficking stakeholders
- Local conferences in Romania, Bulgaria, Germany, Italy, Greece
- Evaluate impact of WP 3 activities
WP 4 Increase awareness of the trafficking chain on social media networks
- Online campaign on social media network (Facebook)