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EU Policy

The EU policy section provides an overview of EU policy to address trafficking in human beings. It contains information from the European Commission, the European Parliament and other EU institutions and agencies.

The European Union's policy for addressing trafficking in human beings is comprehensive focusing on prevention, protection of victims, prosecution of criminals, and the developing partnerships with the various actors involved. This approach is human rights based, victims centred, gender specific and child sensitive.

This approach is reflected in the EU Directive on preventing and combating trafficking in human beings and protecting its victims of 5 of April 2011 (which replaces the 2002 framework decision).This Directive brings robust provisions on victim's protection, including national mechanisms for early identification and assistance of victims and supports the principle of non-punishment and unconditional assistance. It also obliges Member States to appoint National Rapporteurs or Equivalent Mechanisms.

An important policy instrument that follows from the Directive on trafficking is the EU Strategy towards the eradication of trafficking in human beings 2012-2016. The Strategy expands on issues identified in the Directive and is consistent with its comprehensive approach. It focuses, therefore, on prevention, protection, prosecution and partnerships and also on ways to increase knowledge on emerging concerns related to trafficking in human beings.

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  1. Transnational Referral Mechanism Model – TRM

    Publication date: 23.05.2017

    IOM launched an online platform featuring a Transnational Referral Mechanism Model – TRM, an outcome of the EU-funded Transnational Action (TACT) project,  developed as a deliverable of the EU Strategy towards the eradication of trafficking in human being ...Read More

  2. Guidelines on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of the Child- 2017

    Publication date: 12.04.2017

    The EU Foreign Ministers have adopted the revised EU Guidelines on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of the Child- Leave no Child Behind. Children have the potential to be the greatest agents of change and sustainable development in their communi ...Read More

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  3. The Commission reports on Member States measures to combat trafficking in human beings

    Publication date: 05.12.2016

    Report on Member States compliance with Directive 2011-36_en.pdf Report on impact of national legislation ... related to THB_en.pdf Section: EU Policy Home Teaser:  The Commission reports on Member States measures to ...Read More

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  4. Press Conference on the 10th EU Anti-Trafficking Day

    Publication date: 17.10.2016

    http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/home-affairs/what-is-new/news/news/2016/20161017_1_en.htm Section: EU Policy Publication Date:  Monday, 17 October, 2016 ...Read More

  5. 10th EU Anti-Trafficking Day: Commission calls for intensified efforts to address new challenges

    Publication date: 17.10.2016

    European Commission- Press release, Brussels, 17 October 2016 The European Commission marks the 10th EU Anti-Trafficking Day today urging a reinvigoration of joint efforts across the Union to eradicate trafficking in human beings. Trafficking in human bei ...Read More

  6. Call for expression of interest to participate in the EU civil society platform against trafficking in human beings

    Publication date: 12.07.2016

    On 31 May 2013, the Commission launched an EU Civil Society Platform against trafficking in human beings as an action of the EU Strategy towards the Eradication of Trafficking in Human Beings 2012-2016. With the current Strategy coming to its completion, ...Read More

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  7. Call for expression of interest to participate in the EU civil society platform against trafficking in human beings

    Publication date: 12.07.2016

    On 31 May 2013, the Commission launched an EU Civil Society Platform against trafficking in human beings as an action of the EU Strategy towards the Eradication of Trafficking in Human Beings 2012-2016. With the current Strategy coming to its completion, ...Read More

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  8. Remarks by Commissioner Avramopoulos and EU Anti-trafficking coordinator Myria Vassiliadou

    Publication date: 30.05.2016

    Remarks by Commissioner Avramopoulos and EU Anti-trafficking coordinator Myria Vassiliadou on the occasion of the presentation of the first report on progress in the fight against trafficking in human beings Brussels, 19 May 2016 Commissioner Avramopoulos ...Read More

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

    Publication date: 19.05.2016

    the Fight against Trafficking in Human Beings_2016.pdf Factsheet Commission Report_en.pdf Press ... Release_IP-16-1757_en.pdf Section: EU Policy Home Teaser:  First Report on the progress made in the fight against ...Read More

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  10. Strategic Engagement for Gender Equality 2016-2019

    Publication date: 22.01.2016

    Strategic Engagement for Gender Equality 2016-2019_en.pdf Section: EU Policy Publication Date:  Friday, 22 ...Read More

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