The 2016 UNODC Global Report on Trafficking in Persons is the third of its kind mandated by the General Assembly through the 2010 United Nations Global Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking in Persons. It covers 136 countries and provides an overview of patterns and flows of trafficking in persons at global, regional and national levels, based primarily on trafficking cases detected between 2012 and 2014. As UNODC has been systematically collecting data on trafficking in persons for more than a decade, trend information is presented for a broad range of indicators.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no: 612869
COM(2015) 285 final, Brussels, 27.5.2015
This Action Plan emphasizes the importance of sharing information on the links between migrant smuggling and trafficking in human beings.
COM(2015) 240 final, Brussels, 13.5.2015
The European Agenda on Migration stresses the importance of taking actions against traffickers networks as well as assisting victims of trafficking.
Center for the Study of Democracy (Bulgaria)
Total eligible costs: EUR 713.535,17 (EU contribution: EUR 642.173,56)
From 01/12/2013 to 31/05/2015 (18 months)
Council Directive 2002/90/EC of 28 November 2002 defining the facilitation of unauthorised entry, transit and residence
The Directive 2002/90/EC defines assisting irregular migration.
The Directive requires that Member States apply appropriate penalties against those who attempt, instigate or commit the infringement of assisting irregular migration procedures. The Directive 2002/90/EC punishes assisting irregular migration for financial gain no matter whether a criminal organization is involved or not.