The Long Road from Rhetoric to Evidence on Trafficking in Human Beings: About Research Efforts to Prepare Proper EU Monitoring on the Matter
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The development of indicators on violence and related data collection regarding missing and sexually exploited children and trafficking in human beings is essential in preparing and supporting evidence-based policy making in the said areas. At present, however, there is no comprehensive matrix of relevant indicators, characteristics and variables, standardised for the entire EU, regarding the said phenomena.
Various research efforts to prepare proper EU monitoring on the matter are described, leading up to a proposal for standardised EU templates and a blueprint for EU-wide collection of integrated statistical information and strategic analysis at both member state and EU (cross-country) level on the phenomena concerned.
KeywordsEuropean Union Member State Sexual Exploitation Human Trafficking Migrant Child
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