Addressing Demand in Anti-Trafficking Efforts and Policies (DemandAT)
Looking into Trafficking in domestic work sector
Country Studies and Policy Briefs
Employment of domestic workers in Europe is widespread. Yet, informal working arrangements persist. Behind closed doors of private homes, exploitation and trafficking might occur.
A new series of Country Studies and Policy Briefs examine the demand-side of trafficking in the domestic work sector in seven European countries: Belgium, Cyprus, France, Greece, Italy, Netherlands and the UK.
The study brings visibility and new data on this under-researched and hidden phenomenon happening in Europe.
- Belgium Country Study and Policy Brief, by Beatriz Magãlhaes Camargo, June 2016
- Cyprus Country Study and Policy Brief, by Danai Angeli, June 2016
- France Country Study and Policy Brief, by Florence Levy, June 2016
- Greece Country Study and Policy Brief, Danai Angeli, June 2016
- Italy Country Study and Policy Brief, by Letizia Palumbo, June 2016
- Netherlands Country Study and Policy Brief, by Eefje de Volder, June 2016
- United Kingdom Country Study and Policy Brief, by Thanos Maroukis, June 2016
Trafficking in Domestic Work: Looking at the Demand-Side, by Alexandra Ricard-Guay.
This paper develops the framework for research for the case study on trafficking in domestic work.
12-13 of October 2016 – Workshop ‘Trafficking for severe Labour Exploitation in Europe: Addressing demand’
The objective of this workshop is to inform and rethink measures preventing and tackling trafficking for severe labour exploitation, bringing together researchers, policy makers and other key stakeholders.
Domestic Work Case Study (Lead EUI)
This research on the demand-side of trafficking in the domestic work sector is part of the DemandAT project, an interdisciplinary research that brings together nine partners across seven European countries. The domestic work case study is one of the five empirical case studies undertaken under the DemandAT project.
A major feature of domestic work in many countries is that it is an informal working arrangement, often involving migrants in an irregular status, making them particularly vulnerable to exploitation. WP8 has three main objectives. First of all, the types of domestic work that may involve extreme forms of exploitation and abuse will be investigated, including forced labour and trafficking in human beings. Secondly, the dynamics between demand for trafficking and supply, i.e. people vulnerable to trafficking, will be examined. Finally, a set of measures will be proposed for national and international policy-makers, with a view to stepping up actions to combat trafficking in human beings for exploitation in domestic work and other severe forms of exploitation of domestic workers. On the basis of research in seven different countries: Belgium, UK, France, Greece, Italy, Cyprus and the Netherlands, the research will examine what kind of work is involved in trafficking in human beings in the domestic work sector, what are the motivations and the profits behind it and the circumstances that allow it to take place.
Past events and project meetings
DemandAT and Trafficko Workshop – Trafficking for Labour Exploitation in Domestic Work – Florence, 11 November 2015
DemandAT Stakeholder Workshop “Addressing demand?” – Brussels, 5 June 2015
Case study “Trafficking in the domestic work sector” (EUI), Kick off meeting – Florence, 15-16 December 2014
DemandAT Consortium, Second Project meeting – Bremen, 15-20 September 2014
DemandAT Consortium, Kick off meeting – Vienna, 27-29 February 2014
Can Awareness-Raising Prevent Exploitation?
Letizia Palumbo & Anna Triandafyllidou, May 2016
Better Anti-Trafficking Policies? The potential of demand-side measures
Madalina Rogoz & Albert Kraler, ICMPD, April 2016