On 19 June 2012, the European Commission adopted the "EU Strategy towards the Eradication of Trafficking in Human Beings (2012-2016)”.
The Strategy is a set of concrete and practical measures to be implemented over the next five years.
It is based on five key priorities:
With the "EU Strategy towards the Eradication of Trafficking in Human Beings (2012-2016)", the European Commission is focusing on concrete actions that will support and complement the implementation of EU legislation on trafficking in human beings, namely the Directive 2011/36/EU- whose deadline for transposition is 6 April 2013.
A nine minutes video including interviews to four victims of trafficking has been shown in the press room ahead of the press conference.
Personal testimonies of victims of human trafficking