Together Against Trafficking in Human Beings



The EU Anti-trafficking Directive 2011/36/EU

Directive 2011/36/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 5 April 2011 on preventing and combating trafficking in human beings and protecting its victims, and replacing Council Framework Decision 2002/629/JHA (OJ L 101, 1 15.4.2011)

The Directive provides binding legislation to prevent trafficking, to prosecute criminals effectively and better to protect the victims, in line with the highest European standards.


Enhancing prevention of THB


ENHANCING PREVENTION OF THB (Enhancing the Prevention of Trafficking in Human Beings & Protection of Victims at European Level)






Coordinator: Academy of European Law (ERA)



  • Total cost of the action: EUR 364.373,48
  • Commission contribution: EUR 326.873,48 (89,71%)



24 months from 01 January 2014



Regulation of labour market intermediaries and the role of social partners in preventing trafficking of labour

Eurofound, 27 April 2016, 62 pages

This report examines how public authorities are currently regulating labour market intermediaries across the Member States, highlighting the effectiveness or otherwise of different registration or licensing schemes.


Study on the gender dimension of trafficking in human beings

European Commission, 2016, 240 pages

The purpose of this study is to contribute to the identification and understanding of what it means to be ‘taking into account the gender perspective, to strengthen the prevention of this crime and protection of the victims thereof’, as required in Article 1 of European Union (EU Directive 2011/36/EU on Preventing and Combating Trafficking in Human Beings and Protecting its Victims in the context of the EU Strategy (COM(2012) 286 final) Towards the eradication of Trafficking in Human Beings.


EU Statement – United Nations 3rd Committee: Crime Prevention, Criminal Justice and International Drug Control

Ref: EUUN15-134EN

EU source: European Union

UN forum: Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural Affairs)

Date: 8/10/2015


Statement delivered the Delegation of the European Union to the United Nations, at the General Assembly Third Committee Items 106 & 107: Crime Prevention, Criminal Justice and International Drug Control, including references to the EU anti-trafficking law and policy.



A Guide to the Trafficking of Women

This Guide on Trafficking of Women is the product of three years of work of women who have escaped trafficking. Through an innovative and empowering research exercise, victims of trafficking became agents of analysis and change. Instead of focusing on the tragic side of their experience, they shared among themselves how they managed to escape from trafficking and rebuild their lives. They discussed the existing support mechanisms; they scrutinized the core policy instruments and they eventually summarized their own experience and recommendations in this publication.