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Title:The perceptions of a civil society organization towards anti-trafficking policy development in the European Union: a case study
Author(s):Asbill, Michelle
Advisor(s):Lough, Benjamin J.
Department / Program:Liberal Arts & Sciences
Discipline:European Union Studies
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):European Union
Civil Society Organization
Abstract:This thesis presents a case study consisting of nine semi-structured interviews of volunteers of a civil society organization (CSO) engaged in anti-trafficking work in Athens, Greece in order to examine the volunteers’ perceptions of how the organization’s work relates to anti-trafficking policy development at the European Union (EU) level. The results indicated that volunteers were strongly committed to the work of their organization and half of the participants believed their work could influence EU anti-trafficking policy. Yet overall, engaging EU policy makers remained a secondary issue, as achieving the mission and vision of the organization was the primary concern. This case study is a first step in better understanding the EU-CSO anti-trafficking policy development relationship and offers valuable and practical insights for EU officials and policy makers, as well as the leadership of the CSO.
Issue Date:2014-01-16
Rights Information:Copyright 2013 Michelle Asbill
Date Available in IDEALS:2014-01-16
Date Deposited:2013-12

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