Together Against Trafficking in Human Beings



Child trafficking for exploitation in forced criminal activities and forced begging

The Hague, October 2014, 3 pages

Children are one of the most vulnerable groups targeted for the trafficking in human beings (THB). Organised crime groups (OCGs) choose to traffic children as they can be easily recruited and quickly replaced. OCGs can also maintain child victims relatively cheaply and discreetly. The exploitation of children violates the human rights of children; to have a safe childhood in their family setting, to receive education, to have time to play and to be protected from exploitation.


Vacancy notice: Seconded National Expert (SNE) at Europol

Europol is currently looking for a Seconded National Expert (SNE) in the Organised Crime Networks Group (022).

The successful candidate will be tasked to support the competent authorities of the Member States in preventing or combating the forms of criminality in trafficking in human beings: this is a major area of concern for both Europol and the EU as a whole.

Applications must be sent to Europol by the 19th of September 2014 at the latest.


Legislation on Trafficking in Human Beings and Illegal Immigrant smuggling

Europol, 2005, 23 pages

The report examines how an adequate legal framework at a national level is a requirement for effective measures against human trafficking and smuggling.

It emphasises that trafficking and smuggling are two different crimes and both should be dealt with through separate and specific legislation. The difference in penalties for trafficking for the purpose of sexual exploitation in the Member States is significant. The penalties for smugglers also vary between countries.


Strengthening Law Enforcement Capacity (Border Control Operations) and Criminal Justice Response to Smuggling of Migrants and Trafficking in Human Beings


2008 / 153-785 - Thematic Program for Migration and Asylum

Countries/Region - South Africa


United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)


2.480.000€ (EU contribution -1.980.000€)


From 1/03/2009 to 28/02/2013


South Africa Border Control Operations Coordinating Committee (BCOCC), the Netherlands (Associate) and Europol (Associate)


Trafficking in Human Beings for the Purpose of Organ Removal - the HOTT project




Erasmus MC University Medical Centre Rotterdam, Netherlands

Approximate Budget

600.000 €


2012 – 2015 (36 months)

Co-beneficiaries and Partners

Lund University (ULUND), Sweden; Center for Bioethics (BCB), Bulgaria; Academic Society for the Research of Religions