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  • Tools for the validation and utilisation of EU statistics on human trafficking




    Tilburg University, Netherlands

    Approximate budget

    246.000 €


    2012 – 2013 (20 months)

    Partners and co-beneficiaries

    Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain; National Rapporteur on Human Trafficking of the Netherlands

    Objectives and results

    The core aim of this project is to support data collection on Trafficking in Human Beings undertaken by Eurostat.

    The first phase will focus on strengthening the comparability of data through a validation system ensured by the experts. A set of operational standard definitions should be prepared with a view of the first EU report on Trafficking in Human Beings statistics from 2008 -2010, based on metadata from all the member states. The report will also include few recommendations for adjustments or further specifications for the guidelines.

    The second phase of the project will relate to the use of data in building and developing performance indicators on anti-trafficking policies as well as early warning system on the emerging trends.

    Publications and other resources

    Preliminary and final results will be presented to the EU Trafficking in Human Beings Coordinator, the EU Network of Rapporteurs and the planned Eurostat Task Force. They will also be published at the EU portal on Trafficking in Human Beings.

    Further information

    Professor Van Dijk Jan -


    Netherlands, ISEC, Data collection, Spain, EU Anti-Trafficking Coordinator