Novel Strategies to FigHt Child Sexual AbusE and Human TRafficking Crimes and PrOtect thEir VictimS




The number of people, including children, falling victim to human trafficking and child sexual abuse and exploitation (CSA/CSE) around the world continues to grow, despite increased international attention and resources. In Europe, sexually exploited women and girls make up the majority of human trafficking victims. Moreover, assistance to victims is often limited by the lack of coordination among stakeholders. In this context, the EU-funded HEROES project will explore how to use the latest technological advances and new strategies to prevent and combat CSA/CSE and human trafficking, investe the crimes and better protect victims. It will develop an ambitious, interdisciplinary, international and victim-centred approach. Its aim is to establish a coordinated contribution with law enforcement agencies to address the specific needs of victims and provide protection.













Novel Strategies to FigHt Child Sexual AbusE and Human TRafficking Crimes and PrOtect thEir VictimS


The number of people, including children, falling victim to human trafficking and child sexual abuse and exploitation (CSA/CSE) around the world continues to grow, despite increased international attention and resources. In Europe, sexually exploited women and girls make up the majority of human trafficking victims. Moreover, assistance to victims is often limited by the lack of coordination among stakeholders. In this context, the EU-funded HEROES project will explore how to use the latest technological advances and new strategies to prevent and combat CSA/CSE and human trafficking, investe the crimes and better protect victims. It will develop an ambitious, interdisciplinary, international and victim-centred approach. Its aim is to establish a coordinated contribution with law enforcement agencies to address the specific needs of victims and provide protection.

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€4,999,500

EU CONTRIBUTION

17

COUNTRIES

27

PARTNERS

36

MONTHS DURATION


HEROES Components

To achieve its main goal, the HEROES project's strategies and solutions, focus on three fundamental pillars to fight against THB and CSA/CSE crimes: Prevention, Investigation and Victim Assistance.

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Prevention

The HEROES project will address prevention through a mixed approach of technology and social action.

Investigation

The HEROES project will develop technological tools that cover the most important needs of LEAs: data gathering and analysis while embracing the very technical, ethical and legal challenges unique to fighting THB and CSA/CSE crimes.

Victim Assistance

By focusing on prevention and developing technological tools for more effective.

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