Together Against Trafficking in Human Beings

2010

2010

E-NOTES European NGOs Observatory on Trafficking, Exploitation and Slavery

Reference

ISEC/2008/072

Promoter

Associazione On the Road, Italy

Budget

€ 192 000 (€ 115 000 of EU support)

Timeframe

Ongoing, started in 2008

Partners

La Strada International (Netherlands); ACCEM, Spain; ALC/SPRS, France

Objectives and results

Towards a global EU action against trafficking in human beings

Reference

ISEC/2008/61

Promoter

Ministry of Justice, Sweden

www.regeringen.se

Budget

€ 199 000 (€ 139 000 of EU support)

Timeframe

1 May 2009 – 30 April 2010

Partners

Improving the investigation and prosecution of THB for labour exploitation

Reference

ISEC/2009/176

Promoter

Tilburg University, Netherlands

Budget

€ 207 000 (€144 000 of EU support)

Timeframe

From April 2010 to April 2011

Partners

University of Deusto (Spain); Victimology Society of Serbia; Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights, Austria; University of Craiova, Romania, Social Security Intelligence and Investigation Service (SIOD), The Netherlands.

AGIRE

Acting for stronger private-public partnerships in the field of identification and support of children victims and at risk of trafficking in Europe

Reference

ISEC/2007/537

Promoter

Save the Children Italia Onlus

Budget

€ 336 000 (€ 235 000 of EU support)

Timeframe

December 2007 – December 2010

Partners

COM (2010) 493 final

Report on the application of Directive 2004/81 on the residence permit issued to third-country nationals who are victims of trafficking in human beings13 pages

Report from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council on the application of Directive 2004/81 on the residence permit issued to third-country nationals who are victims of trafficking in human beings or who have been the subject of an action to facilitate illegal immigration, who cooperate with the competent authorities

New EU website on human trafficking policy

To support efforts to fight human trafficking, Commissioner Malmström launched this anti-trafficking policy website on 21st December 2010. The website is a one stop shop for practitioners as well as for academics, civil society and other interested persons. It is a common gateway to information and contacts.

Myria Vassiliadou, EU Anti-Trafficking Coordinator

Ms Myria Vassiliadou assumed office in March 2011 and is based within the European Commission, DG Home-Affairs. The position of the EU Anti-Trafficking Coordinator was foreseen in the "Stockholm Programme" and her mandate is further elaborated in the Anti-Trafficking Directive2011/36/EU, according to which she is tasked to improve coordination andcoherence between EU institutions, EU agencies, Member States andinternational actors and to develop existing and new EU policies relevantto addressing trafficking in human beings.

Presidency Conclusions of the Anti-Trafficking Day Conference

The Belgium EU Presidency, together with the European Commission, organised on the fourth EU Anti-Trafficking Day 18 and 19 October the conference 'Towards a multidisciplinary approach to prevention of trafficking in human beings, prosecution of traffickers and protection of victims?'

The Stockholm Programme and the Action Oriented Paper on human trafficking had emphasised the four 'P' principles of Prevention, Prosecution, Protection and Partnership. The main objective of the Conference was to highlight the goals and to translate them into concrete actions and measures.

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