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  • Reviewing social auditing practices to combat exploitative brokering in Southern Europe


    Psychology and Social Sciences Faculty of Coimbra University (PT)


    379.831€ (maximum EU grant – 339.113€)


    18 months 


    The Tavistock Institute of Human Relations (TIHR) (UK); European Institute for Local Development (GR); Bacau University (RO); Centre for the Study and Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect Department of Mental Health and Social Welfare Institute (EL); ANKEY Consulting and Trade (TR); Confartigianato Imprese Terni (IT);


    The project aims to contribute to the prevention of trafficking in human beings and victim identification and referral by combating exploitative brokering practices through social auditing. It is based on the premise that social auditing significantly contributes to the fight of all forms of trafficking in human beings including exploitation for the purpose of forced marriages and intercountry adoptions.

    The objectives of the project are:

    • To raise awareness of the role of exploitative brokering practices in trafficking in human beings;
    • To present a clear picture of brokering practices involving EU-based actors from a multidisciplinary perspective and to identify problem areas that can be addressed through social auditing as well as regulatory action;
    • To identify and consolidate best practice in the area of social auditing in the EU;
    • To build capacity of social auditors by equipping them with practical tools and training;
    • To support organisations in the prevention efforts of trafficking in human beings through social auditing and the development of private-sector certification programs as a means of boosting social responsibility.

    Further information

    Ms Clara Santos – Professor.


    Romania, United Kingdom, Italy, Portugal, Greece, ISEC, Training, Victims, Prevention