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Child Rights Erasmus Academic Network (CREAN)

In December 2012 a new cross-European network was established in Berlin, in the field of human rights of children and adolescents: the Children's Rights Erasmus Academic Network (CREAN).

CREAN is coordinated by Freie Universität Berlin and spans across 37 partner universities and academic institutions in 30 countries; the Research Platform Human Rights in the European Context at Vienna University, represented by the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights, acts as the Austrian counterpart to CREAN.

Strengthening Child Protection in German International Development Cooperation

Following a tender published by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development in Berlin, BIM together with its lead partner, the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPI), have been awarded a contract for a major research study in the context of international development cooperation. More specifically, it reviews the relevance of child protection (based on child rights standards) in the framework of German development programmes and projects, and shall give recommendations for further enhancement of this area.

This includes to address questions, such as:

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

The primary objective of this project, which is carried out simultaneously in six EU Member States, lies in building a better understanding on specific forms of child trafficking which are often linked – almost stereotypically – to the situation of Roma (e.g. begging with children). For this purpose, the project aims to actively seek to involve Roma organisations and discuss jointly ways to deal with the issue of child trafficking.

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Assistance and reintegration of child victims of trafficking - ARECHIVIC

The project Assisting and reintegrating children victims of trafficking: promotion and evaluation of best practices in source and destination countries (ARECHIVIC) undertakes to promote the development of effective child trafficking responses in the EU based on good practices assessment of victim assistance and integration policies and programmes in source and destination countries.

Combating Trafficking in Human Beings for Labour Exploitation

THB for labour exploitation has been criminalised in many countries, but its practice is still largely trivialised. States give their own interpretation of labour exploitation and case law differs considerably between states. The project seeks to assess how legislation on THB for labour exploitation is applied by the law enforcement agencies and further stakeholders. Within the study, it should be clarified which public institutions, law enforcement agencies and further stakeholders are involved in identification of trafficked persons and law enforcement. At the same time, the assistance to victims of trafficking for the purpose of labour exploitation is analyzed.

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