Together Against Trafficking in Human Beings

EU anti-trafficking action 2012-2016 at a glance

EU anti-trafficking action 2012-2016 at a glance

European Commission, 2017, 11 pages

"EU anti-trafficking action 2012-2016 at a glance" provides an overview of the work carried out in the past five years on the basis of the EU comprehensive legal and policy framework to address trafficking in human beings, that is, the Anti-trafficking Directive and the EU Strategy towards the eradication of trafficking in human beings 2012-2016.

This framework is focused on victims and is human rights based, gender specific and child sensitive. In addition, the EU Anti-trafficking Coordinator has the overall responsibility of improving coordination and coherence among EU institutions, EU agencies, Member States and international actors, and for developing existing and new EU policies to address THB. In this context, extensive work both at the political as well as the operational level is conducted in the external and external dimension of EU policies, in areas ranging from security to migration, justice, equality, anti-discrimination, fundamental rights, employment, development, research, humanitarian aid, and fisheries, amongst others.

Although non-exhaustive, "EU anti-trafficking action 2012-2016 at a glance" aims at highlighting the key instruments and tools delivered during this period in order to support and raise awareness for our joint efforts against trafficking in human beings, encourage the widest possible use in order to ensure full impact and implementation of commitments, as well minimise duplication of efforts. Please note that, to this end, each section includes a link to the relevant source.