Based on the data submitted by MIPROF, UCLIC, BPM and MAE, the study focused on two criminal groups who exploit children in Romania and Bulgaria.
Romanian children have been exploited to steal mobile phones in various tourist spots in Paris since 2009. These children are from nearby Constanta and Braila. Bulgarian children appear to have been sexually exploited in several French cities, Bordeaux, Toulouse and Lyon. They children come from Sliven, Nova Zagora and Pazardjik.
The objectives of this research are:
- to identify and understand how minors are recruited and exploited, and their subjugation from cities selected for the study,
- to diagnose how the phenomenon is perceived by local actors,
- to develop tools that will serve actions to combat these phenomena (identification / prevention / protection) in countries of origin and in France.
The research contains recommendations on the problems raised by French and Romanian actors on the current system of cooperation.