The CONFRONT Participatory Research Methodology proposes a research process based on active participation of the Roma communities, which will bring about new knowledge on the three specific forms of trafficking: child trafficking for begging, for pickpocketing and for sexual exploitation of boys, and which will identify gaps and good practices in child victims’ assistance. Throughout the research process, Roma participants, partnering as researchers in the project, will gain in depth knowledge on child trafficking, which will enable them to partake in the policy debate and policy implementation in the field of counter-trafficking.
CONFRONT_Participatory Research Methodology (in English)
The CONFRONT Guidelines for conducting field work in countries of destination proposes the methods and tools for collection of data on the three forms of trafficking of children for exploitation: begging, pick-pocketing, sexual exploitation of boys, affecting the Roma minority. It accounts for the difference with regard to the issues and challenges faced by countries of destination: Austria, Italy and Greece. It is developed on the basis of the Methodology for participatory research.
The identification of good practices for providing assistance to Roma child victims of trafficking falls within CONFRONT project objective “to enhance child victim support in countries of origin and destination”. The search for good practices took place within all seven partner countries, provisionally identified as origin countries of child victims of trafficking – Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia and typical destination countries – Greece, Italy, Austria. The identification of good practice was implemented after the fieldwork months of the project time frame.
CONFRONT_Good Practice Identification_Guidelines (in English)