Project description:

The project is under the “Prevention of and Fight Against Crime” Programme and aims to contribute to the prevention of trafficking of human beings and to the 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 of human beings including exploitation for the purpose of forced marriages and inter-country adoptions.


Specifically, the project has the following objectives:

• To raise awareness of the role of exploitative brokering practices in trafficking of human beings.
• To present a clear picture of brokering practices involving EU-based actors from a multidisciplinary perspective and to identify  problematic areas thatcan be addressed through social auditing as well as regulatory actions.
• 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 organizations in trafficking prevention efforts through social auditing and the development of private-sector certification       programs as a meanof boosting social responsibility.


With these objectives in mind, the project will produce the following deliverables:

• A multidisciplinary study of exploitative brokering practices involving EU-based actors.
• A study of current social auditing practices in the EU and a compendium of best practices.
• A Social Auditing Handbook for Anti-Trafficking as a source of guidance for in-house and third-party auditors and supply chain        consultants.
• A pocket manual for social auditors on identification and appropriate referrals methods
• A stakeholder network to sustain the project impact.
• Training courseware for an e-Learning course on Social Auditing for Anti-Trafficking.


The project consortium includes partners from 5 EU countries – members and Turkey. In specific the partners are:  Psychology and Social Sciences Faculty of COIMBRA University (Portugal), European Institute for Local Development –EILD (Greece), University of Bacau (Romania), Center for the Study and Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (Greece), ANKEY Consulting and Trading (Turkey), The Tavistok Institute of Human Relations (UK), Associazione fra gli Artigiani e le Piccole e Medie Imprese della Provincia di Terni (Italy).

Full title: Prevention of and Fight Against Crime

Start: 01.10.2012

Finish: 30.11.2014






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