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  • Facilitating Corporate Social Responsibility in the field of Human Trafficking




    Tilburg University, Netherlands

    Approximate Budget

    348.000 €


    2012 – 2013 (16 months)


    Gabinet d'Estudes Sociales/Spain; Ludwig Boltzmann Institute, University Vienna, Austria; Centre for equal opportunities and against racism (CGGK)/Belgium; Centre Against Human Trafficking, Denmark; University Liverpool, UK; University Ca'Foscari Venice, Italy.

    Objectives and results

    The main aim of the project is to improve prevention of human trafficking for labour exploitation by translating and implementing the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGP) in the field of Trafficking in Human Beings. Three sectors will be targeted: agriculture, construction and tourism.

    The specific objectives can be listed as follows:

    • Developing a theoretical framework for the implementation of the UNGP
    • Identifying obstacles and best practices to prevent Trafficking in Human Beings by sectors with the active involvement of specific stakeholders and corporations
    • Identifying feasible options for improving prevention of labour exploitation and draft a sector specific guide
    • Identifying links between Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and prevention of exploitation and the obligations of public authorities
    • Supporting and protecting victims.

    Publications and other resources

    • Research on the implementation of the UNGP in the field of Trafficking in Human Beings
    • Sectorial mapping and exploration
    • Awareness raising and networking campaigns
    • Practical guidelines on Trafficking in Human Beings preventive policy for private sector.

    Further information

    Ms Rijken Conny, Assistant Professor -


    United Kingdom, ISEC, Netherlands, Spain, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Guidelines