The STRIVE project is an 18-month research project on trafficking in persons (TIP) along the migrant and refugee routes to the EU during the period 2015-2017, as well as on vulnerabilities to trafficking and factors of resilience to trafficking. The geographical scope of the research is Bulgaria, Greece, Hungary, Macedonia and Serbia, the main transit countries and countries of first arrival in the EU along the Western Balkan route, with field research also conducted in Germany, the most important country of destination, and Italy, the country of first arrival in the EU along the Central Mediterranean route.
The main research question of the STRIVE study is: what is the incidence of trafficking and what are the vulnerabilities and factors of resilience to trafficking among people making the irregular migration journey to Europe? The affected populations who will be covered in the study are children (both unaccompanied and travelling with their families) and adults from non-EU countries who take the journey by sea and/or overland through the Western Balkans and the Central Mediterranean to Europe. All versions of the Study can be downloaded free of charge at this Link (please scroll down to Study on Trafficking Resilience and Vulnerability en route to Europe (STRIVE).