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  • PAO - Programme Afrique de l Ouest

    Action transnationale pour l'intégration sociale et professionnelle d'enfants et de jeunes migrants victimes de traite, de trafic ou d'autres formes d'exploitation dans la sous région ouest africaine.


    DCI–MIGR 2010/258-367 - Thematic Programme for Migration and Asylum

    Countries/Regions - Benin, Burkina Faso, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Niger, Senegal, Togo


    La Fondation Suisse du Service Social International


    1.680.000€ (781.500€ of EU Contribution)


    From 03/01/2011 to 02/01/2014

    Objectives and results

    This is a transnational project to improve the social and professional integration of child and young migrant victims of trafficking or other forms of exploitation in the West African sub-region.

    The project is  part of the activities of a Network based on a participative approach involving children, families, NGOs, countries, childhood professionals, etc. By 2012, it will include all 15 ECOWAS member states.

    The added value of this project lies in the direct involvement of the different actors at all levels, national and transnational, as well as in the individualised follow-up to every child's case.

    The aim of the project is to develop cooperation to prevent risky displacement of minors, to identify and protect them, and to reintegrate them in a family environment supported by access to education or vocational training.

    The capacity building component of the project focuses on training and regional integration by providing national stakeholders with the necessary skills and resources to identify, protect, reintegrate and follow-up on the individual cases of victims of trafficking. The expected results include setting–up and reinforcing existing transitory reception, support and referral mechanisms. The development of an IT database for better identification and follow-up of individual beneficiaries is also foreseen.

    Since the end of 2005, 1300 children and young people have benefited from the support.

    Publications and other resources

    Website: Westafricanetwork

    Further information

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