Project Activities

  • WP1: Project's 'Public Face' - Stakeholder involvement

    Continuous contact with its external stakeholders through:

    • social media (for access to wider public),
    • meetings and workshops (target groups)
    • seminars and paper presentations in conferences (multiple beneficiaries) and
    • one public lecture at the close of the project (target groups and multiple beneficiaries). 

    OUTPUTS

    • Launch of project's Blog, Facebook and Twitter pages
    • Meetings with the leadership of National Tourism and Hospitality Associations in two rounds to inform them on the nature and the progress of the project
    • Meetings with United Nations World Tourism Organisation and HOTREC (European Association of Hoteliers) for the presentation of the toolkit and its endorsement 
    • Seminar in conference of European security professionals
    • National seminars to Hospitality and Tourism professionals
    • Seminar in conference of European Hospitality & Tourism educators
    • Closing Public Lecture and panel discussion on THB and the project journey and deliverables.

    WP2: Project Contextualisation & Risk Assessment Methodology

    • ‘Risk’ approach necessitates 'risk intelligence' in order to appreciate the European 'risk environment' with regards to THB
    • Part of the team will look at the risk and crisis management frameworks 
    • The other will collect data to 'map' the European landscape of THB (in relation with the tourism sector but also the legislative side of it). 
    • A risk assessment tool will identify possible interfaces with traffickers and victims and evaluate its vulnerability at these points.  

    OUTCOMES

    • Literature review to develop a conceptual framework for anti-THB in Tourism. 
    • Research to map the European landscape of THB in Tourism
    • Research to map the legal side of the European landscape
    • Contextual Synthesis of the above into a report
    • Design of a research instrument for Risk Assessment Methodology
    • Identification of sectoral threats & vulnerabilities based on Pennington and the Dutch Barrier Model

    WP3: Anti-Trafficking Strategies and Industry Best Practice

    • Research a number of European and non-European stakeholders (for 'best practice' anti-THB strategies and policies)
    • Guiding principles:  Athens Ethical Guidelines and the Luxor Protocol Dhaka principles
    • Analysis and refinement from a tourism business,  victims‘ and law enforcement perspectives
    • Synthesis for training manual

    OUTCOMES

    • Research design to enable identification of 'best practice' anti-THB policies and activities.
    • Synthesis of findings using the Three lines of defence model to become a basis for training manuals

    WP4: Monitoring and Reporting System

    • Develop a monitoring and reporting system that will evaluate the effectiveness of the anti-THB policy and practice within a tourism business
    • Develop an anti-THB Maturity Matrix complemented by metrics (leading and lagging Key Risk Indicators - KRIs) and Key Performance indicators (KPIs) as a benchmarking tool.
    • Develop an auditing and reporting policy (sample compliance audit form, periodic reviews and forms of internal and external reporting). 

    OUTCOMES

    • KRIs
    • KPIs
    • Maturity Matrix as an industry benchmarking tool
    • Auditing and reporting system

    WP5: Training Toolkit

    • The toolkit will consist on 3 light (40-50 page) textbooks, one for each 'Line of Defence'. 
    • The textbook will be complemented by:
      • a Facilitator's book with Train-the-trainer advice adapted in a anti-THB training context, and 
      • an exercise book with multiple choice questions and short scenarios testing the trainee's overall understanding of anti-THB policy and practice. 
    • The toolkit will also include: 3 anti-THB posters, 5 10-minute trainer leaflets, one pocketcard with communication and reporting reminders and 1 DVD with all the materials in electronic form including a Prezi/ PowerPoint presentation of the material in the textbook. 
    • The material will consider feedback obtained from the ASIS conference, the pilot-seminars with the National Hotel and Tourism associations and the EuroCHRIE conference. 
    • The final toolkit will be disseminated to the various target groups and will officially be presented in the closing event in Oxford.