TAMPEP was founded in 1993 in response to the needs of migrant sex workers across Europe. It operates a community development and participation model, which is rooted within the equalities and human rights framework, lays the foundation for equitable access to support and services for migrant sex workers and seeks to give voice to migrant sex workers.
TAMPEP is an international networking and intervention project operating in 25 countries in Europe which aims to act as an observatory in relation to the dynamics of migrant prostitution across Europe.
The project's aims are:
Our focus is on assessing the situation and needs of female and transgender sex workers of Central and Eastern Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America, and developing appropriate responses. The project reaches persons from more than 80 different nationalities.
- To promote a holistic strategy underpinned by the principles of respect and inclusion of sex workers.
- To advocate for the human and civil rights of female and transgender migrant sex workers.
- To facilitate the sharing of knowledge, experience and good practice across Europe, ensuring the needs and issues of sex workers from countries of origin, transition and destination.
- To further develop and implement effective and innovative health promotion and HIV prevention strategies and intervention models amongst migrant sex workers in Europe.
- To consolidate and further develop the TAMPEP network to coordinate efforts across Europe in ensuring appropriate responses to the legal, health and social care needs of migrant sex workers.
- To further develop and disseminate TAMPEP resources, including multilingual health promotion materials and guidelines for outreach work, peer education and cultural mediation.
- To gather quantitative and qualitative data concerning sex work in Europe, monitor and report on the changing patterns of migration, and the living and working conditions of female and transgender sex workers within Europe.