EU Group of Experts
The EU Group of Experts on trafficking in human beings was set up by the European Commission in 2003. The aim of the Group is to provide the European Commission with expertise and advice regarding the approach to be taken towards trafficking in human beings.
The Group has contributed substantially to the development of an active anti-trafficking policy over the years. In 2007, the scope of the Group was extended to adapt to new developments in the anti-trafficking field. This included changes deriving from EU enlargement and the need to ensure specific expertise in the field of trafficking for labour exploitation.
The Group of Experts 2011 - 2015
The Group of Experts 2011 - 2015 has been established in accordance with the Commission’s Decision of 10 August 2011.
The Group has been tasked:
- to advise the Commission on matters related to trafficking in human beings and protecting its victims by issuing written contributions, as appropriate and agreed with the Commission, and ensuring a coherent approach to the subject;
- to help the Commission to assess the evolution of policy in the field of trafficking in human beings at national, European and international levels;
- to assist the Commission in identifying and defining possible relevant measures and actions at national, European and international level across the range of the anti-trafficking policies;
- to provide a forum for discussion on matters related to trafficking in human beings and bring about exchanges of experience.
For more information: EU Registry of Experts Groups
The Group of Experts 2011 - 2015 is composed of 15 members representing a wide range of expertise in all the aspects of anti-trafficking policies and also a balanced representation in terms of institutional background and geographic regions:
- Denise Charlton, Chief Executive of the Immigrant Council of Ireland, Ireland
- Josie Christodoulou, Policy Coordinator of the Mediterranean Institute of Gender Studies (MIGS), Cyprus
- Ulrike Gatzke, Board member of NGO KOK and KOOFRA, Germany
- Ann Hamilton, Independent Expert, United Kingdom
- Lars Lööf, Psychologist/Psychotherapist, Child and Adolescent psychiatric consultancy team within the Youth Unit, Stockholm, Sweden
- Angelika Molnar, Project Manager of Europol’s Operational Project focusing on Trafficking in Human Beings
- Adrian Petrescu, Police Commissar, Head of Unit, National Agency against Trafficking in Persons, Romania
- Ryszard Piotrowicz, Professor of Law at Aberystwyth University, United Kingdom
- Klara Skrivankova, Trafficking Programme Coordinator at NGO Anti-Slavery International, United Kingdom
- Filippo Spiezia, Deputy National Antimafia Prosecutor at Italian Antimafia Directorate, Italy
- Irina Todorova, International Organization for Migration (IOM), Belgium
- Roth Venla, Senior Officer, Anti-human trafficking expert at the Office of the Ombudsman for Minorities, Finland
- Viviana Waisman, Executive director and co-founder of NGO Women's Link Worldwide, Spain
- Marius Wanders, EU Representative & Executive Director of World Vision, Belgium
- Joana Daniel Wrabetz, Responsible for the implementation of the national THB Monitoring System, Portugal