The European Commission states that trafficking in human beings has "negative effects on individuals, society and the economy", constitutes "a serious violation of fundamental rights" and is "explicitly prohibited by the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union" [1].

The INTAP project is a research project co-funded by the European Commission with an intersectional approach to the integration process in Europe for trafficked persons (SoT). The project was conducted to examine the integration process of Nigerian and Chinese SoTs and to answer the central question of how the opportunities and obstacles to the integration process in Europe for Nigerian and Chinese victims of trafficking for sexual exploitation can be strengthened and overcome.

It aimed to find durable solutions for the integration of these victims by making the current SoT integration systems more effective through the inclusion of a culturally sensitive, victim-centered, intersectional approach in line with the EU Directive on Trafficking in Human Beings (Directive 2011/36/EU). Rather than creating new integration programs, INTAP aimed at identifying best practices.

The result is two separate research reports and two handbooks with recommendations for practical work with both groups of trafficked persons.



[1] European Commission. 2016: "Report from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council - Report on progress in the fight against trafficking in human beings (2016).” COM(2016) 267 Final. Brussles.