A call for proposals on actions addressing trafficking in human beings has been published on 16 December 2015.
The call is funded by the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF).
Deadline for submission of applications: 25/2/2016 12:00 (CET) (deadline extended on 12/2/2016; previous deadline was 16/02/2016).
Project applications submitted under the present Call for Proposals must address at least one of the following priorities:
European Commission, December 2015, 40 pages
The document describes how gender equality actions will be focused on five priority areas, namely:
Speech - 20 October 2015
Speech by Commissioner Avramopoulos for the Ninth EU Anti-Trafficking Day conference "Time for Concrete Action: Implementing the Legal and Policy Framework on Trafficking in Human Beings".
European Commission, 2015
Aim of this study was to identify case law relating to THB for the purpose of labour exploitation in Member State and analyse Member State practice with respect to prosecution of this crime.
The case-law analysis also provides an indication of how national legislation transposing Directive 2011/36/EU is applied, without prejudice to the Commission's work on monitoring the transposition of the Directive.
European Commission, 2015, 152 pages
European Commission, 2015, 90 pages
On 20 October 2015, the European Commission in cooperation with the Luxembourg Presidency of the Council of the European Union organised a high-level conference to mark the Ninth EU Anti-Trafficking Day.
SWD(2015) 144 final, Brussels, 14.7.2015
The importance to address THB is also an integral part of the EU Commission's activities on CSR/business and human rights/responsible business conduct. A Staff Working Document was issued by the European Commission in July that presents the EU's activities in implementing the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights ( UNGPs) and promoting progress in business and human rights. Specific references to THB can be found on page 10-11, 27, 30 as well as in the tables in the annex
SWD(2015) 182 final, Brussels, 21.9.2015
A new framework for the EU's activities on gender equality and women's empowerment in external relations for the period 2016-2020 has just been adopted. It contains expressively the eradication of trafficking of girls and women as an objective
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.