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Commission sets out priorities to step up EU action

Today, the European Commission has put forward a list of concrete actions to better prevent the trafficking in human beings.

EU Anti-Trafficking Day: Stronger action needed to fight trafficking in human beings

To mark the 11th EU Anti-Trafficking Day, the European Commission is today calling for a renewed commitment to eradicating trafficking in human beings.

Guidelines on non-financial reporting

On 26th June 2017, the Commission adopted the Guidelines on non-financial reporting, to enhance business transparency on social and environmental matters. The new guidelines will support companies in fulfilling their reporting obligations under current non-financial disclosure requirements and will promote smart company reporting.

Transnational Referral Mechanism Model – TRM

IOM launched an online platform featuring a Transnational Referral Mechanism Model – TRM, an outcome of the EU-funded Transnational Action (TACT) project,  developed as a deliverable of the EU Strategy towards the eradication of trafficking in human beings 2012-2016 (Priority A: Identifying, protecting and assisting victims of trafficking, Action 1: Establishment of National and Transnational Referral Mechanisms).

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.

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.

10th EU Anti-Trafficking Day: Commission calls for intensified efforts to address new challenges

European Commission - Press release, Brussels, 17 October 2016

The European Commission marks the 10th EU Anti-Trafficking Day today urging a reinvigoration of joint efforts across the Union to eradicate trafficking in human beings.

Press Conference on the 10th EU Anti-Trafficking Day

In order to mark the 10th EU Anti-Trafficking Day, the 18 October 2016, the European Commission organised a press conference in Vienna the day before (17 October 2016). This year, the EU Anti-Trafficking Day coincides with the works of the Eighth Conference of Parties of the United Nations Conference on Transnational and Organised Crime (UNTOC) in Vienna, to which the EU is a party. The press conference brought together EU Member States and international partners in joint efforts to address trafficking in human beings.

Call for expression of interest to participate in the EU civil society platform against trafficking in human beings

On 31 May 2013, the Commission launched an EU Civil Society Platform against trafficking in human beings as an action of the EU Strategy towards the Eradication of Trafficking in Human Beings 2012-2016.

With the current Strategy coming to its completion, the Commission is launching a renewed Call for Expression of Interest to participate in the EU Civil Society Platform against Trafficking in Human Beings in order to respond to the request by numerous civil society actors to join these efforts as well as to affirm the interest of the current participants in the work conducted.


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