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TITLE OF PROJECT

ASPIDDA: Combating exploitation - Creating Perspective

Country:

Greece

Project Period:

2005-2008

Project Value:

€ 1.260.000

No of Staff Provided:

8

Origin of Funding:

European Social Fund (ESF) - DG Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities

Name of Client/ Beneficiary:

Greek Ministry of Employment and Social Protection

Description of Project:

The Project, which is implementing by the Developmental Partnership "ASPIDDA" (Developmental Partnership to Promote Equal Rights for Trafficked Persons) aims at combating discriminations suffered by victims of trafficking - in their majority migrant women - protecting and claiming for their fundamental rights and creating appropriate conditions for their social and labour integration.

Through this Project, the following specific objectives are sought:

  • Claim for and protect the victims' fundamental rights
  • Curtail difficulties in accessing trafficked persons
  • Create conditions for the coordinated, comprehensive and effective support and empowerment of victims of trafficking, in order for them to smoothly reintegrate into society and the labour market
  • Combat and prevent trafficking
  • Modify attitudes and perceptions towards trafficked persons and formulate a spirit of solidarity within society


These objectives shall be achieved through the implementation of the following activities:

  • Carrying out of researches
  • Setting up and operation of 3 Multiple Intervention Structures for victims of trafficking
  • Development of Guides and Handbooks for Mass Media and Social Operators
  • Establishment and operation of a Network of Volunteers in the fight against trafficking and in support of trafficking victims
  • Vocational Training for trafficking victims
  • Awareness raising and information activities
  • Transnational cooperation among Greece, Italy, Sweden and Latvia

Services Provided:

  • Development of the internal administration mechanism of the DP "ASPIDDA"
  • Development of a web site for dialogue, management of activities and for information and sensitization campaign
  • Evaluation of the project
  • Coordination of the transnational cooperation
  • Development of a guide of best practices implemented in the cooperating countries, for supporting trafficking victims and combating of trafficking in a European Level
  • Organisation of an event in Brussels for the dissemination of the results of the transnational cooperation
  • Contribution to the development of an exhibition dedicated to trafficking victims, carried out by the Swedish Museum of World Culture

Name of Partners:

  • INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR MIGRATION - Mission in GREECE (Coordinator),
  • NGO SOLIDARITY
  • IMMIGRATION POLICY INSTITUTE
  • REHABILITATION CENTER FOR VICTIMS OF TORTURE AND OTHER FORMS OF ABUSE
  • RESEARCH AND SUPPORT CENTER FOR VICTIMS OF MALTREATMENT AND SOCIAL EXCLUSION
  • NATIONAL AND KAPODISTRIAN UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS
  • HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENSE CENTER