FREED - Combat trafficking for labour exploitation
Ministry of Interior — Department for rights and equal opportunities, Italy
€ 310 000 of EU support
December 2007 – July 2010
International Labour Organisation (ILO); National Agency Against Trafficking, Romania; National Labour Inspectorates in Poland and Portugal; Ministry of Labour, Italy; National Council of Economy and Labour, Italy; five Italian trade Unions; Municipality of Venice; Association On the Road, Italy; Association PARSEC, Italy
Objectives and results
The project aimed to give key stakeholders more detailed information about forced labour in all sectors of the economy. The planned actions contributed to improve the practical skills of labour inspectors in monitoring vulnerable economic sectors and workplaces occupied by likely victims of human trafficking.
A structured trans-national mechanism was developed for cooperation between labour inspector focal points and law enforcement agencies in source and destination countries. Moreover, a network of experts was set up in every partner country, linking the relevant public authorities, social services, trade unions, local labour inspectorates, NGOs, special police units and prosecutors. The objective was to draw up shared indicators for identifying trafficked and exploited victims and to take social protection action specifically targeted at the victims of forced labour.
Moreover, the project included research activities consisting of case-based analysis of legislation and prosecution, analysis of good practice and the analysis of economic sectors vulnerable to labour exploitation.
Ms Valerie QUADRI, Department for rights and equal opportunities, Italy - firstname.lastname@example.org
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