EU Network of National Rapporteurs or Equivalent Mechanisms on Trafficking in Human Beings
The EU Network of National Rapporteurs or Equivalent Mechanisms (NREMs) was established following Council Conclusions in June 2009. Furthermore, the role of the NREMs is elaborated in the Anti-trafficking Directive, Article 19. Further information from the EU Member States is available in the dedicated section.
The NREMs are responsible for monitoring the implementation of anti-trafficking policy at the national level, and play a crucial role in data collection on trafficking in human beings at both national and EU level. The European Commission, via the Office of the EU Anti-trafficking Coordinator (EU ATC), has worked actively to facilitate and strengthen the work of the EU Network of NREMs, in order to allow for enhanced information sharing and exchange of best practices, as well as to ensure best coordination of tasks at EU and national level. Currently, the successful functioning of the Network is ensured with biannual meetings attended by all NREMs appointed by the EU Member States and all independent bodies, where available. The EU ATC, on behalf of the European Commission, chairs the meetings with the incumbent EU Presidency. This allows for working at both the operational and strategic level as well as at the monitoring level in an informed and coordinated way.