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.
- strengthening of child protection measures in relation to child trafficking in Europe, with emphasis on specific forms of child trafficking,
- contributing to counter stereotypical images about Roma being affected by child trafficking, through the direct involvement of Roma groups,
- strengthening of Roma as partners in action against child trafficking, including through sensitisation of all relevant anti-trafficking stakeholders and the development of pilot mediation activities in Austria.
Helmut Sax, Julia Planitzer, Astrid Winkler