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Child trafficking

Child trafficking

GRETA's 6th General Report

STRASBOURG 30/03/2017

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.

Guidelines on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of the Child - 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 communities and in their countries. They are the leaders of tomorrow. The EU will continue to stand up for the rights of every child to reach their full potential in line with the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and its Optional Protocols.

Directive 2011/36/EU

Directive 2011/36/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 5 April 2011 on preventing and combating trafficking in human beings and protecting its victims, and replacing Council Framework Decision 2002/629/JHA

Child-friendly justice

Perspectives and experiences of children involved in judicial proceedings as victims, witnesses or parties in nine EU Member States.

FRA, February 2017, 128 pages

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

The European Commission has adopted today two Reports on the prevention and combating of trafficking in human beings and the protection of victims of trafficking. This Report responds to the requirements of Article 23 of the Directive and aims to effectively promote the objectives of the Directive.

Vulnerability up close. An exploratory study into the vulnerability of children to human trafficking

The Dutch National Rapporteur is concerned about the position of Roma children, Syrian child brides and children living illegally in the Netherlands who are required to work in households.

SAFE HOST – "Supporting European Social Partners to combat sexual exploitation of children in travel and tourism"


VS/2012/0405 – (DG EMPL.A2)



FILCAMS CGIL – Federazione Italiana Lavoratori Commercio Alberghi Mense e Servizi (Trade Union)



  • Total cost of the action: EUR 163,363.38
  • EU contribution: EUR 124,735.69 (79.9%)



24 months from 18 December 2012



Report: Guardianship systems for children deprived of parental care in the European Union

FRA, 16 October 2015, 80 pages

On occasion of the 9th EU Anti-Trafficking Day, on the 18th of October 2015, the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA), in close cooperation with the European Commission, publishes the report: Guardianship systems for children deprived of parental care in the European Union.

Coordination and cooperation in integrated child protection systems - Reflection paper

European Commission, 30 April 2015, 19 pages

This document takes a systems approach to the protection of children from all forms of violence, with emphasis on capacity of the system to prevent and respond to violence.

Consequently, the purpose of this document is to:

SafeGuard: safer with a guardian






183.601,13 EUR


From 1/09/14 to 31/08/16



Objectives and results


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