CONFRONT: Countering new forms of Roma children trafficking: Participatory approach

July, 2013 to June, 2015
EC DG Home Affairs

The project aims to strengthen counter-trafficking efforts in Europe by addressing two deficiencies in the current counter-trafficking response: lack of in-depth knowledge of the new forms of trafficking affecting children and lack of active involvement of the Roma community – a group at high risk of child trafficking. It will focus on three new forms of trafficking: child begging, labour exploitation for pick-pocketing and sexual exploitation of boys. Activities will take place in seven EU Member States, four of them typical countries of origin for victims of trafficking (Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia) and three of them traditionally destination points for Roma victims (Austria, Italy, Greece).