Together Against Trafficking in Human Beings

Comprehensive Policy Review of Anti-Trafficking Projects

Comprehensive Policy Review of Anti-Trafficking Projects

European Commission, September 2016, 107 pages

The Comprehensive Policy Review of Anti-Trafficking Projects, a study completed as a deliverable of the EU Strategy towards the Eradication of Trafficking in Human Beings (2012-2016).

321 anti-trafficking projects were directly funded by the Commission at a total of EUR 158.5 million during the period 2004-2015. This dataset does not include allocations in the context of the response to the migration crisis.

221 different principal grant holders received funding and ran activities in over 100 different countries worldwide.

Two thirds of funded projects and funding was awarded to principal grant holders located in EU Member States and one third to principal grant holders located in non-EU countries. Just over half of funded projects were led by non-governmental organisations (57%).

EC funding per project which was significantly higher than any of the other types of principal grant holder at EUR 1.1 million compared to less than EUR 500,000.

Together DG International Cooperation and Development and DG Home Affairs and Migration contracted over 80% of the funded projects (43% and 38% respectively) and almost 90% (67% and 22% respectively) of EC funding. 

Funded projects on sexual exploitation received the lowest average funding per project (EUR 231,429).

Funded projects on child trafficking were awarded EUR 30.5 million.

Funded projects on Labour exploitation received the third highest level of EC funding, worth EUR 22 million.

The Study examined how the projects contributed to the work against trafficking in human beings at the EU level and more precisely to the priorities of the Commission in this area.