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SAFE HOST – "Supporting European Social Partners to combat sexual exploitation of children in travel and tourism"

SAFE HOST – "Supporting European Social Partners to combat sexual exploitation of children in travel and tourism"

Reference

VS/2012/0405 – (DG EMPL.A2)

 

Promoter

FILCAMS CGIL – Federazione Italiana Lavoratori Commercio Alberghi Mense e Servizi (Trade Union)

 

Budget

  • Total cost of the action: EUR 163,363.38
  • EU contribution: EUR 124,735.69 (79.9%)

 

Timeframe

24 months from 18 December 2012

 

Partners

  • End Child Prostitution Pornography and Trafficking ITALIA 
  • Ente Bilaterale Nazionale del Turismo (Tourism Employers' and Employees' Joint Body)
  • European Federation of Food Agriculture and Tourism Trade Unions
  • European Transport Federation
  • Federaciòn Estatal de Comercio, Hostelerìa, Turismo y Juego de Comisiones Obreras (the Spanish Commerce Catering and Tourism Workers' Federation) 
  • Federazione Italiana Associazioni Imprese Viaggi e Turismo (Italian Federation of Associations of Travel and Tourism Enterprises)
  • The European Travel Agents' and Tour Operators' Associations
  • Tourism and Training Association With care
  • UNI Global Union Europa 
  • Unione Italiana Lavoratori Turismo Commercio e Servizi (Italian Tourism Commerce and Services Workers' Union)
  • Vendéglátó és Idegenforgalmi Szakszervezet (Hungarian Trade Union of Catering and Tourism)

 

Objectives and results

The overall aim of the project is to support European social partners in building capacities to play a role in the implementation of the Directive 2011/92/EU, notably the fight against sexual exploitation of children in travel and tourism. Specific objectives are:

  • to promote discussion, interaction and experience sharing between employers' and employees' organisations in the tourism sector;
  • to identify the new challenges arising from changes in ways to engage in sexual activities with children in tourism;
  • to collect good practices aimed at preventing the sexual exploitation of children in travel and tourism;
  • to identify possible initiatives/measures to improve the promotion of child-safe tourism industry in Europe and comply with the EU/2011/92 Directive;
  • to develop a toolbox/guidelines for the tourism industry;
  • to elaborate a joint position and provide remarks about a possible specific Directive on combating child sex tourism.

 

Results

  • A questionnaire-based survey aimed at stressing the major changes in engaging in sex with children in tourism;
  • A compilation of initiatives, good practices and policies (joint agreements and declarations, campaigns, codes of conduct, CSR policies etc) in the field of the fight against sexual exploitation of children in travel and tourism;
  • A toolbox of guidelines and training to help tourism workplace actors best react in case of suspicious child exploitation;

Publications and other resources

  • E-publication
  • Tool kit formed of high-quality training and awareness resources for the whole tourism supply chain disseminated and implemented Europe-wide.
Publication Date
Wednesday, 30 March, 2016