In its 6th General Report, the Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA) highlights important gaps in the prevention of trafficking in children and in the identification and protection of child victims of trafficking.
Keeping human rights at the heart of the EU agenda
JOIN(2015) 16 final, Brussels, 28.4.2015
The purpose of the present Joint Communication by the European Commission and the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy is to contribute to the elaboration of a new Action Plan on Human Rights and Democracy for the period 2015-2019.
The Directive 2009/52/EC, adopted on 18 June 2009, seeks to counter the pull factor of finding work. It toughens sanctions for illegal employment and improves detection mechanisms, while providing for protective measures designed to redress injustices suffered by irregular migrants.
The March 2009 Proposal for a Council Framework Decision on preventing and combating trafficking in human beings, which would replace the Framework Decision 2002/629/JHA, aimed at further reconciling discrepancies between laws of the EU Member States on prevention, victim protection and prosecution of traffickers.
In this document the Council of the European Union calls for the Member States and the Institutions of the EU to provide information on developing forms of trafficking, and to enhance prevention activities.
The Council invites Member States to elaborate or enhance regular, multidisciplinary training for professionals, to include information on THB, including all forms of exploitation in training tools at all relevant levels of education.