The IRETI “Empowering Women and Strengthening Socioeconomic Integration”
project was launched in November 2017 by four partner organizations: BB&R
(Spain), Ubele (UK), AUR (Romania), and HRYO (Italy).
The project originated from the need to promote social integration and equal
opportunities for victims of human trafficking, whose number is on the rise in Europe being it one of the most common destinations.
Through the creation of an online platform, the project seeks to build a connection
between women and the labour market and to allow victims to have access to basic
services. At the same time, the project is an opportunity for staff and partner
organisations to acquire new skills and knowledge that will help them to improve the
impact of their interventions targeting the women victims of human trafficking; it
also allows to exchange experience, methods, and good practices among the
stakeholders, in order to improve their operational capacities in the fields of adult
education and women entrepreneurship.
In this framework, a Booklet of good practices and a Toolkit on approaches and
methodologies for social workers’ daily activities were developed, thanks to a cross-
cutting collaboration across partners, social workers, and survivors.
The toolkit is a user-friendly tool designed to inspire social workers in their daily
work, promoting a victim-centered approach where their wishes, safety, and well-
being are considered a priority. It identifies four phases in the work with victims of
The Booklet brings together different local actions and allows gaining knowledge
from the work of several organizations operating in London, Bucharest, Salamanca,
and Palermo. It offers a general overview of their projects, services provided, useful
tips, but also success stories.
Moreover, the platform provides information about Italy, UK, Romania, Spain‘
dedicated hotlines and emergency telephone numbers.
This project was funded with support from the Erasmus+ Programme of the European