Research on trafficking in human beings


Extending the Framework of the Anti-trafficking Response in Serbia
Supported by: ASTRA
Partners: SeConS, ASTRA

April 2021 - June 2022

Topics: Human security, Ljudska bezbednost.
Programmes: Research.

In project “Extending the Framework of the Anti-trafficking Response in Serbia” for ASTRA - Anti Trafficking Action, SeConS will implement research on traffiking in human beings.

In order to achieve objectives SeConS will design some form of mixed methodology: Desk research, Opinion poll, Qualitative research - focus group discussion and in-depth interviews, and Social experiment.

Desk research - would include an overview of existing researches on human trafficking, as well as other secondary data that describe the scope and quality of this phenomenon.

Opinion poll - we plan to carry out the research using the CATI (Computer- Assisted Telephone Interviewing) method of data collection on a representative sample of 800 adult citizens of Serbia. Besides representative sample, we plan to use the F2F method (“face-to-face” survey) to include 150 respondents from particularly vulnerable social groups who are most often victims of human trafficking, such as young unemployed people from economically deprived households, low skilled manual workers, particularly construction workers, agricultural workers, Romani people, migrant women, etc.

Qualitative research - would include key protagonists in state institutions and non-governmental organizations that participate in the process of protection of human trafficking victims. Within the qualitative research methods, we would use in-depth interviews and focus group discussions with the involvement of protagonists from the following institutions: social protection, police administration, prosecutor’s office, judiciary and non–governmental organizations. The estimated number of participants in the interviews and focus groups would be about 35 respondents.