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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:

  1. Denise Charlton, Chief Executive of the Immigrant Council of Ireland, Ireland
  2. Josie ChristodoulouPolicy Coordinator of the Mediterranean Institute of Gender Studies (MIGS), Cyprus
  3. Ulrike GatzkeBoard member of NGO KOK and KOOFRA, Germany
  4. Ann Hamilton, Independent Expert, United Kingdom
  5. Lars LööfPsychologist/Psychotherapist, Child and Adolescent psychiatric consultancy team within the Youth Unit, Stockholm, Sweden
  6. Angelika MolnarProject Manager of Europol’s Operational Project focusing on Trafficking in Human Beings
  7. Adrian PetrescuPolice Commissar, Head of Unit, National Agency against Trafficking in Persons, Romania
  8. Ryszard PiotrowiczProfessor of Law at Aberystwyth University, United Kingdom
  9. Klara SkrivankovaTrafficking Programme Coordinator at NGO Anti-Slavery International, United Kingdom
  10. Filippo SpieziaDeputy National Antimafia Prosecutor at Italian Antimafia Directorate, Italy
  11. Irina TodorovaInternational Organization for Migration (IOM), Belgium
  12. Roth VenlaSenior Officer, Anti-human trafficking expert at the Office of the Ombudsman for Minorities, Finland
  13. Viviana WaismanExecutive director and co-founder of NGO Women's Link Worldwide, Spain
  14. Marius WandersEU Representative & Executive Director of World Vision, Belgium
  15. Joana Daniel Wrabetz, Responsible for the implementation of the national THB Monitoring System, Portugal









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