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  • First EU Anti-Trafficking Day on 18 October 2007

    The European Commission launched in Brussels the first EU Anti-Trafficking Day on 18 October 2007. The day is meant to raise awareness about this gross violation of human rights.

    The title of the Conference launching the Anti-Trafficking Day was 'Time for Action'. It emphasised that it is time to start implementing measures in order to stop trafficking in human beings and to protect trafficked persons at the national, European and international level.

    A new EU document on 'Recommendations on identification and referral to services of victims of trafficking in human beings' was discussed. The recommendations call for the establishment of a national mechanism aimed at the early identification and assistance to victims, on the basis of a close cooperation among governments and civil society organizations.