Applied in-depth research to better understand the demand side of trafficking in persons
International Organisation for Migration (IOM)
€ 178 000 (€ 124 000 of EU support)
December 2005 — March 2007
IOM Offices in Budapest, Warsaw, Bratislava, Ljubljana; Polish Ministry of Internal Affairs and Administration; Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava,
Objectives and results
The project aimed at undertaking research on the users of sexual services resulting from trafficking and forced prostitution. The research was intended to provide greater insight into the dynamics of demand, both by outlining the profile and motivations of users and by increasing overall knowledge. The objective was to develop rehabilitation programmes aimed at combating trafficking in human beings by addressing the demand aspects of trafficking, with a focus on the countries of Central Europe.
The project also involved educational and awareness-raising campaigns targeting users and potential users of (forced) sexual services.
A three-day conference was held on 11-12 October 2006 in Warsaw. At this conference, 80 experts and policymakers from Member States and from non-EU countries such Belarus, Moldova, Russia and the United States exchanged ideas with researchers and representatives of international organisations such as ILO and OSCE.
Publications and other resources
- National reports on Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia
- Regional analysis of supply and demand for sex services and trafficking
- Policy recommendations
Mr Heikki Mattila, IOM - firstname.lastname@example.org
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