Participation, capacities and resilience of children on the move against trafficking & exploitation

The overall objective of the project is to implement a 24-month process to reinforce the participation, capacities and resilience of Children on the Move as key dimensions of their effective protection from trafficking and exploitation.

The project will achieve its overall objective through the following interlinked set of activities:

Activity 1 focuses on empowering children at risk of trafficking and exploitation through a participatory process involving the conduction of 12 focus groups and 12 consultations with social workers in Greece, Italy, France and Portugal, with a view to supporting children to: a) fully express their views and opinions and be adequately informed about, and exercise their rights; b) interact with the environment, detect and understand potential risks and prevent exploitation, c) positively react to potential vulnerable situations by building positive future plans and perspectives.

Activity 2 focuses on developing a set of flexible multi-language tools - a "safety map" compiled by and for Children on the Move and an interactive customized web-site for the provision/exchange of information and support.

Activity 3 focuses on improving professionals' skills and protection services' effectiveness and efficacy by considering Children on the Move's resilience as a key element of their preventive/protective actions. It will be achieved by performing two sessions (IT - GR) of a EU Specialized Training, for trainers and professionals (4 days, 30 people in each country). A proposal of standards will be elaborated during the training sessions to enhance policies and practices at national and EU level. A dedicated web-section containing documents, videos and podcasts of the sessions will be set up.

Activity 4 focuses on advocacy and dissemination, involving the organization of a transnational seminar in Brussels, involving a group of 20 experts from 10 EU countries for the discussion and finalization of the proposed set of standards. The tool will be presented to the EU institutions in Brussels and widely disseminated.


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With the financial support of the Prevention of and Fight against Crime Programme of the European Commission – Directorate - General Home Affairs