ARETUSA – 2006-2008

On February 2006, in the framework of the call for proposals VP/2005/024, IRENE Association submitted to European Commission – Directorate General Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities a new working programme which has been positive evaluated. The activities have the aim to foster and enlarge ENATW within new Member States and enhance the private-public cooperation.

The implementation of project activities is lead by Associazione IRENE (Italy) in cooperation with other two regional coordinators: MONA Foundation for the Women of Hungary (Hungary) and Associazione Formazione Professionale del Patronato San Vincenzo (Italy).

The leader organisation and the two coordinators will cooperate with other local referents of ENATW: Amicale du Nid (France); Research Centre of Women’s Affairs (Greece); BalticFem (Sweden); Women’s Issues Information Centre (Lithuania); Dom Zakonny Zgromadzenia Siostr Urszulanek Niepokalanej Maryi Panny z Gandino (Poland).

The project is also supported by the Italian Ministry for Equal Opportunity (Italy), the Presidency of the Lombardy Region (Italy) and the City Council of Madrid, DG Equal Opportunity (Spain)

The ENATW may also rely on Associate partners: Bulgarian Gender Research Foundation (Bulgaria), Diaconia (Republic Moldova), Asociatia Aproapele (Romania), Caritas – Spes (Ukraine), Ralaheen (Ireland), PIAM onlus (Italy), CISL – Italian Confederation of Workers’ Unions, women’s committee (Italy), Francescane con i Poveri (Italy)

The main goals of the project are:

  • To enlarge ENATW within new Member States and neighbouring Countries
  • to foster public-private cooperation in planning and implementing policies for preventing and contrasting trafficking for sexual exploitation
  • to facilitate the implementation of EU standards for combating and preventing trafficking and protect women victims of this crime
  • to foster the network between organisations working in the field of trafficking and gender equality
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Study Report:

Implementing gender equality principles to combat trafficking and to prevent sexual exploitation of women and children, 2007

International Conference in Budapest, December 12, 2008