Together Against Trafficking in Human Beings



ROOT (Research On Organized Trafficking)

"The involvement of Organized Criminal Grounds in the Trafficking of Women for Sexual Exploitation: the case study of Palermo"









  • Total cost of the action: EUR 293,618.70
  • EU contribution: EUR 264,256.83 (90%)



24 months from 01 September 2013



Mid-term review of the Strategy for equality between women and men (2010 – 2015)

SWD(2013) 339 final, Brussels, 16.9.2013

The Mid-term review of the Strategy for equality between women and men for the period 2010 – 2015 includes a summary of the progress of the work made by the European Commission when it comes to addressing trafficking in human beings.

Statement by Commissioner Malmström on 7th EU Anti-Trafficking Day

17 October 2013 - On the eve of the 7th EU Anti-Trafficking Day, Commissioner for Home Affairs Cecilia Malmström delivered a statement emphasising that Europe is working closer together to address human trafficking.

Commissioner Malmström stressed it is high time for all Member States to honour their commitment and deliver.

A Guide to the Trafficking of Women

This Guide on Trafficking of Women is the product of three years of work of women who have escaped trafficking. Through an innovative and empowering research exercise, victims of trafficking became agents of analysis and change. Instead of focusing on the tragic side of their experience, they shared among themselves how they managed to escape from trafficking and rebuild their lives. They discussed the existing support mechanisms; they scrutinized the core policy instruments and they eventually summarized their own experience and recommendations in this publication.

EASO: Age assessment practices in Europe

EASO, December 2013, 94 pages

The publication aims to encourage exchange of information and expertise to perform age assessments, providing an overview meant to serve as a resource for Member States. Determining the age of an individual in case of uncertainty, when necessary and legitimate, triggers significant implications for her/him in terms of entitlements to protection and assistance.

GRETA publishes report on Norway

Strasbourg, 07.05.2013 – The Council of Europe expert group on action against human trafficking (GRETA) calls on the Norwegian authorities to set up a national system for identifying and assisting victims of trafficking.

GRETA publishes report on Poland

Strasbourg, 06. 05. 2013 – The Polish authorities have taken a number of important steps to prevent and combat trafficking in human beings, but several important challenges remain, according to a report published today by the Council of Europe’s expert group on human trafficking, GRETA.

Trafficking in Human Beings Amounting to Torture and other Forms of Ill-treatment

OSCE Office of the Special Representative and Co-ordinator for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings, June 2013, 126 pages

This paper shows the practice of torture as a method used by traffickers to subjugate, control and exploit victims of trafficking in all its forms. Most cases presented here are cases of sexual and labour exploitation including domestic servitude, and show the common patterns of interpersonal violence amounting to torture.



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