ANDREIA PROJECT

TRAFFICKING AND PREVENTION OF RE-TRAFFICKING

Andreia Project aims to develop tools to help integrate third-country nationals, who are victims of human trafficking (THB), in to their host societies, in order to find durable solutions and prevent re-trafficking: The individual inside the project, through a personalized proposal undertakes an emancipation and independence program.

The project co-financed by the European Union is the synthesis of the Agorà twenty years’ experience in the field of human trafficking, with a widespread knowledge of territorial and international dynamics, it is also to participate on the representative tables at a local and European level such as the EU Civil Society Platform against Trafficking in Human Beings.

The project involves 5 territories of the European Union: The project leader, COOPERATIVA AGORA’ with a head office in Italy, CENTRO STUDI MEDÌ, having head office in Italy, Mittetulundusuhing Eluiin with a head office in Estonia, Exilio E.V., with a head office in Germany, The Fundacion Red Incola with a head office in Spain and lastly, The Scientific Society for Social Cohesion and Development with a head office in Greece.

These countries are key players in human trafficking within the Eurozone which, depending on their geographical position and economic and cultural characteristics, can be countries of transit, destination or where the THB is originated.

The goal of the Cooperativa Agorà in involving and networking with these 5 nations is to take advantage of the largest possible number of local situations and the know-how of each single country on the integration of THB in order to activate an intensive and constructive exchange of tools and “good practices” to improve the coordination and cooperation in international law enforcement policies.
Andreia Project is divided into two phases and will have a duration of 24 months:

  • The first phase is dedicated to the operators in the sector in order to train professionals and focus on a multidisciplinary training to identify the THB victims and respond to their needs by providing assistance and protection.
  • The second phase is dedicated to the victim of trafficking who is placed at the centre of this journey, developing personalized programs in order to ease the social inclusion, psychological support and economic independence, in order to find durable solutions and prevent the falling into re-trafficking.

During and at the end of the project, 3 working tools will be created, the product of the results of the project itself and collaboration with the Medì Research Centre and The Scientific Society for Social Cohesion and Development, who will take care of all the research phases and the development of the corollary materials of the project itself. Tools are namely:

  1. The “Good practices”: The main results of the project will be collected in a set of “guidelines” intended for long-term use for local contexts within the EUROZONE;
  2. 3 Webinars that will focus on identification and protection of THB victims;
  3. F.A.Q. Frequent Asked Question Sheet: questionnaire written in collaboration with the victims, for the victims, with the aim of informing them about their rights and health protection.

The results of the project and the working tools developed for the sector’s operators will be disseminated in the 5 participating territories and in all EUROZONE countries which are committed to fight against human trafficking.