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TOLERANT: TransnatiOnaL network for Employment integRAtion of womeN vicTims of trafficking

TOLERANT focuses on the integration of women victims of trafficking for the purpose of sexual exploitation in the labour market.

Grant Agreement Number: 821655

Funded by: AMIF        Duration: 02/01/2019 – 01/01/2021   


Trafficking in human beings (THB) is a criminal phenomenon that continues to stain Europe, with different European states being countries of origin, transit and/or destination. According to EU data, more than 2/3 of the registered THB cases are associated with sexual exploitation, with almost 95% of the victims being women and girls. Moreover, in light of the recent migratory, economic and security challenges, the phenomenon continues to evolve (with current trends in sexual and labour exploitation expected to increase), requiring stronger and coordinated action at national and EU level, and externally.


EU-funded projects and initiatives have mainly focused either on addressing the victims’ basic needs, through protection, accommodation and medical assistance (including psychological support), or on supporting victims during procedures before national authorities via the provision of legal aid. TOLERANT comes to address an existing and significant gap by focusing on the integration of women victims of trafficking for the purpose of sexual exploitation in the labour market.


The transnational cooperation network at EU level with links to the targeted countries of origin of VoT will promote the integration of women victims of trafficking through employment support.

The guide will focus on designing gender-specific provision of specialised services to victims of trafficking that is proportionate to their needs. Other issues that will be taken into account are cultural differences in approach towards work, the sensitisation of possible employers, exploitative conditions in other sectors and the existence of discrimination.

Integrated services will be provided to women VoT in order to facilitate their labor market integration in the host country.  The services include information about the local labor market, career advice, soft/life skills building, assistance with job searching, list of vacancies,  job placements services,  vocational training, putting women in contact with the appropriate employers, follow-up on the job.

This publication has been produced with the financial support of the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF) of the European Union. The contents of this publication are the sole responsibility of KMOP and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Commission.

Project Partners

KMOP – Social Action and Innovation Centre
(Project Coordinator)

Asociatia Ecumenica a Bisercilor din Romania (Romania)

Animus Association Foundation (Bulgaria)

CESIE (Italy)  

Differenza Donna (Italy)
LEFO (Austria)

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