Looking into Trafficking in Domestic Work Sector: The Demand-Side
12-13 of October 2016 – European University Institute
Watch the videos of the workshop
Final Research Report and European Policy Brief
Country Studies and Policy Briefs
A 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.
- 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.
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
‘Trafficking for severe Labour Exploitation in Europe: Addressing demand’ – Florence, 12-13 of October 2016
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
Future Priorities: ICMPD blogs for EU Anti-Trafficking Day
Sarah Kyambi, October 2016
Trafficking and Supply Chains: Risk and Responsibility
Siobhan MacGrath, September 2016
Looking at the Inspectors: Addressing labour exploitation
Sarah Kyambi, July 2016