IMPACT – Improving and Monitoring Protection systems Against Child Trafficking and exploitation
The project aims at improving child protection and welfare policies to prevent and protect particularly vulnerable categories of children from trafficking and exploitation.
Project Number: HOME/2011/ISEC/AG/THB/4000002232
Funded by: EC DG Home Affairs Duration: 9/2012 – 3/2014
Despite the fact that over the past two decades much time and money has been invested in developing methods to prevent children from being exploited, cases of child trafficking (7%) and exploitation continue to occur towards the EU and across EU borders. A notable weakness in the methods used is that each different sort of exploitation has been approached as if it required its own specific prevention methods, when, in practice, more effort should be made to improve and integrate the existing child protection and welfare systems with anti-trafficking competencies, measures and programming.
By enhancing the competences of professionals, IMPACT aims at better providing and coordinating the services against trafficking phenomena.