The researcher aims at assessing the ways anti-trafficking policy actors understand 'Roma' as a group vulnerable to human trafficking in Serbia, in order to identify the effects of these understandings on the policy making and implementation.
The main question is what the implications of the policy discourse on 'vulnerability of Roma' are to the decision-making processes and implementation of the anti-trafficking policies. The expected outcome envisions well-informed policy recommendations which would acquaint the national anti-trafficking policy network with the research findings. In the first phase, the research focuses on the national level anti-trafficking policy actors’ discourses, while in the second phase it examines the discourses of the local level policy actors.
The project uses qualitative research methods - interviews and desk research. The analysis of the interviews conducted with anti-trafficking policy actors is combined with the analysis of policy documents, such as national strategic documents.
This is an individual research fellowship, mentoring and advising is offered by CPS Research Fellows Zsuzsanna Vidra and Violetta Zentai.