Fundamental Rights Agency, 2009, 162 pages
The report finds that every year a substantial number of children fall victim to human trafficking in the European Union. Human trafficking is hard to quantify by its nature, evidence may be difficult to obtain and victims are often deterred from co-operating with the authorities. In addition to these practical difficulties, the report sheds light on obstacles of a legal and organisational nature: the fact that different definitions of trafficking co-exist, that different methods of data collection are used, and that some authorities fail to give adequate priority to addressing this phenomenon.
Thematic studies for each country on Fundamental Rights Agency Report "Child Trafficking in the EU - Challenges, perspectives and good practices" can be found under Member States.