WP 1 – Human trafficking as a criminal enterprise
WP 1 – Human trafficking as a criminal enterprise will create a conceptual map of the human trafficking industry to develop a preliminary understanding of the way in which human trafficking has been defined and framed in Europe. Partners will focus their attention on aspects relating to the evolution of human trafficking, as well as the management system surrounding human trafficking within the criminal industry.
- D1.1 A review of the implementation of the EU strategy on human trafficking by EU members (November 2014)
- D1.2 Review of the media framing of human trafficking (September 2014)
- D1.3 A report concerning the macro and micro analyses of human trafficking (November 2014)
WP2 – The act of human trafficking
WP2 – The act of human trafficking will explore and provide up-to-date information regarding the geographical dimensions of the different phases of trafficking and will also examine the modus operandi used.
- D2.1 Report on the relevant aspects of the trafficking act (geographical routes and modus operandi) and on its possible evolutions in response to law enforcement – (February 2015)
WP3 – The Traffickers
WP3 – The Traffickers will examine who is the trafficker. We will look at the specific characteristics of individuals involved in the trafficking industry, and their interactions with one another and larger criminal networks, from a sociological, psychological and criminological point of view. This work will also examine former victims who became traffickers.
- D3.1: Report on the features and incentives of traffickers and on the social interactions among them (June 2015)
- D3.2: Briefing papers for law enforcement agencies, policy-makers and civil society organisations on the lessons learned (June 2015)
- D3.3: Report summarising the validation workshop (June 2015)
WP4 – The role of technology in Human Trafficking
WP4 – The role of technology in Human Trafficking will analyse how technology is being used in the trafficking of human beings. It will also provide recommendations on how technology can help combat this modern day slavery.
- D4.1 Report on the role of current and emerging technologies in human trafficking ( October 2015)
- D4.2 Briefing papers for law enforcement agencies, policy-makers and civil society organisations on the role of technology in human trafficking (October 2015)
WP5 – Trafficking as a global phenomenon: political and social economic aspects
WP5 – Trafficking as a global phenomenon: political and social economic aspects will place human trafficking in a larger social, economic and political context. It will examine how these external factors have impacted the trafficking industry. It will also contextualise human trafficking within the larger international criminal industry and examine how changes in this sector have impacted the human trafficking industry
- D5.1 Report on how external factors such as socio, political and economic factors, or interaction with other criminal industries shape the phenomenon of trafficking (March 2015)
- D5.2 A report on how future socio-economic, political and criminal industry trends might impact human trafficking in Europe (November 2015)
WP6 – Policy analysis and recommendations
WP6 – Policy analysis and recommendations has two aims. The first aim of this work package is to review European and Member State policies and projects around human trafficking and determine how effective they have been in combating this activity. Second, partners will identify emerging trends in human trafficking and larger social, political and economic trends to forecast what impact they may have on the trafficking industry, and on vulnerable groups. This information will be consolidated and used to provide recommendations for stakeholders.
- D6.1 Effective policies and projects for combating human trafficking in Europe (March 2015)
- D6.2 Future trends in human trafficking in Europe (December 2015)
- D6.3 TRACE project handbook (April 2016)
- D6.4 Summary of workshop findings (April 2016)
- D6.5 Final TRACE project report (April 2016)
WP7 – Dissemination
WP7 – Dissemination will include achieving good dissemination of project results at different levels. It will do this through creating a stakeholder contact list and liaising with the expert reflection group. As part of dissemination we will also maintain our website and a social media presence. Of great importance will also be the preparation of briefing papers, dissemination items, the final report and the final conference.
- D7.1 Dissemination plan (July 2014)
- D7.2 Project website (July 2014)
- D7.3 Project briefing papers (April 2016)
- D7.4 A deliverable on the proceedings of the project’s final conference (May 2016)
WP8 – Project management
WP8 – Project management will ensure the continuous and smooth progress of the project throughout its lifetime.
- D8.1 Report on TRACE’s compliance with the data protection process (July 2014 – Confidential)
- D8.2 Interim progress and status report to the Commission (April 2015 – Confidential)
- D8.3 Interim external ethical review on TRACE (April 2015 – Confidential)
- D8.4 Final external ethical review on TRACE (April 2016)
- D8.5 Final progress and status report to the Commission (April 2016)