Report – This research was conducted in the framework of Mario project. In 2009, the project – funded by the Oak Foundation – started to better protect children on the move through the reinforcement of the capacities of national, regional and European authorities, decision and policy makers.
The project Mario implements activities at both national and transnational level. It
targets professionals who come across cases of abuse, exploitation and/ or trafficking of
children in Europe or who can bring about positive changes in the lives of those children. It focuses on children coming from Central and South Eastern Europe (C/SEE) and who are at risk or are victims of abuse, exploitation and/ or trafficking. Partners decided to join forces to better protect these children through enhanced cooperation, interaction and professional exchange.