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EU Anti-Trafficking Day: Stronger action needed to fight trafficking in human beings

To mark the 11th EU Anti-Trafficking Day, the European Commission is today calling for a renewed commitment to eradicating trafficking in human beings.

First Report on the progress made in the fight against trafficking in human beings

Commission adopted the first Report on progress in the fight against trafficking in human beings. The European Commission reported on progress in the fight against trafficking in human beings. The report presents trends and challenges in addressing trafficking in human beings, examines progress made and highlights key challenges that the EU and its Member States need to address as a priority. 

 

 

Commission sets out priorities to step up EU action

Today, the European Commission has put forward a list of concrete actions to better prevent the trafficking in human beings. Building on the EU strategy and in light of recent migratory, economic and security challenges, the priorities set out by the Commission today identify key areas that require immediate action from the EU and the Member States to disrupt the modus operandi of traffickers, strengthen victims' rights and intensify internal and external efforts. 

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Comprehensive Policy Review of Anti-Trafficking Projects

The Comprehensive Policy Review of Anti-Trafficking Projects, a study completed as a deliverable of the EU Strategy towards the Eradication of Trafficking in Human Beings (2012-2016).

The Study examined how the projects contributed to the work against trafficking in human beings at the EU level and more precisely to the priorities of the Commission in this area.projects contributed to the work against trafficking in human beings at the EU level and more precisely to the priorities of the Commission in this area.

EU anti-trafficking action 2012-2016 at a glance

"EU anti-trafficking action 2012-2016 at a glance" provides an overview of the work carried out in the past five years on the basis of the EU comprehensive legal and policy framework to address trafficking in human beings, that is, the Anti-trafficking Directive and the EU Strategy towards the eradication of trafficking in human beings 2012-2016.

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Directive 2011/36/EU

The European Commission welcomes the publication on 5 April 2011 of the new EU directive 2011/36/EU on prevention and combating trafficking in human beings and protecting its victims in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJ L 101, 1 15.4.2011). The adoption follows a Commission Directive proposal last spring, with binding legislation to prevent trafficking, to effectively prosecute criminals, and to better protect the victims, in line with the highest European standards.