Together Against Trafficking in Human Beings

EU Anti-Trafficking Coordinator

EU Anti-Trafficking Coordinator

Remarks by Commissioner Avramopoulos and EU Anti-trafficking coordinator Myria Vassiliadou

Remarks by Commissioner Avramopoulos and EU Anti-trafficking coordinator Myria Vassiliadou on the occasion of the presentation of the first report on progress in the fight against trafficking in human beings

Brussels, 19 May 2016

Commissioner Avramopoulos presented together with the EU Anti-Trafficking Coordinator, Myria Vassiliadou, the First Report on progress in the fight against trafficking in human beings.

 

8th EU Anti Trafficking Day

To mark the 8th EU Anti-trafficking day on 18 October 2014, the Commission is today taking stock of all coordinated efforts which have been made during the 2010-2014 European Commission mandate towards the goal of eradicating human trafficking.

Webinar: Preventing and Combating THB. Ask the Experts

WEBINAR: 20 September 2012 14:00 CET

Join the EU Anti-Trafficking Coordinator and experts from EU agencies for a webinar and online discussion on the steps that are being taken to eradicate trafficking in human beings.

Hundreds of thousands of victims are trafficked across the EU every year. Trafficking in human beings – which can be classified as a modern form of slavery – is a serious crime, involving a violation of basic human rights.

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.

Tools for the validation and utilisation of EU statistics on human trafficking

Reference

HOME/2011/ISEC/AG/THB/4000001960

Promoter

Tilburg University, Netherlands

Approximate budget

246.000 €

Timeframe

2012 – 2013 (20 months)

Partners and co-beneficiaries

Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain; National Rapporteur on Human Trafficking of the Netherlands

Objectives and results

EU Anti-Trafficking Coordinator Myria Vassiliadou reiterates her support to the One Billion Rising Campaign

On 12th February 2014, the EU Anti-Trafficking Coordinator Myria Vassiliadou expressed her support to the One Billion Rising campaign by taking part to an event at the European Parliament co-organised by MEP Isabelle Durant and the European Women's Lobby.

Together with MEPs and EU decision makers, Myria Vassiliadou signed a banner calling an end to violence against women around the world and for justice for women victims of violence.

Statements related to the launch of the EU Strategy towards the Eradication of Trafficking in Human Beings (2012-2016)

The EU Strategy towards the Eradication of Trafficking in Human Beings (2012-2016) has been welcomed by international organisations and the broader civil society.

Check the links below for all relevant statements:

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