Together Against Trafficking in Human Beings

New European Strategy 2012-2016

New European Strategy 2012-2016

On 19 June 2012, the European Commission adopted the "EU Strategy towards the Eradication of Trafficking in Human Beings (2012-2016)”.

The Strategy is a set of concrete and practical measures to be implemented over the next five years.

It is based on five key priorities:

  1. Identifying, protecting and assisting victims of trafficking;
  2. Stepping up the prevention of trafficking in human beings;
  3. Increased prosecution of traffickers;
  4. Enhanced coordination and cooperation among key actors and policy coherence;
  5. Increased knowledge of and effective response to emerging concerns related to all forms of trafficking in human beings.

With the "EU Strategy towards the Eradication of Trafficking in Human Beings (2012-2016)", the European Commission is focusing on concrete actions that will support and complement the implementation of EU legislation on trafficking in human beings, namely the Directive 2011/36/EU- whose deadline for transposition is 6 April 2013.

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Video

A nine minutes video including interviews to four victims of trafficking has been shown in the press room ahead of the press conference.

/anti-trafficking/file/personal-testimonies-victims-human-trafficking_enPersonal testimonies of victims of human trafficking

 

Personal testimonies of victims of human trafficking