According to the 2016 Report on the progress made in the fight against trafficking in human beings, there is strong evidence that the migration crisis has been exploited by criminal networks involved in trafficking in human beings to target the most vulnerable, in particular women and children. As an example, recent IOM estimates show a sharp increase by 600% since 2014 in the number of potential victims of trafficking for sexual exploitation arriving in Italy through the Central Mediterranean route. Victims are predominantly Nigerian women and girls.
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.
GRETA(2016)29, 30.01.2017, 26 pages
The Council of Europe Group of experts against human trafficking ( GRETA) has published today a report on the implementation of the Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings by Italy. The report assesses the specific situation of forced returns of victims of trafficking from Italy and the identification of victims of trafficking among asylum seekers and migrants.
The European Commission has adopted today two Reports on the prevention and combating of trafficking in human beings and the protection of victims of trafficking. This Report responds to the requirements of Article 23 of the Directive and aims to effectively promote the objectives of the Directive.
This year, MYRIA has chosen to devote its focus to the theme of the exploitation of forced begging.
Issue Paper, UNODOC, 2013, 108 pages
TRACKS- "Identification of TRafficked Asylum seeKers' Special needs"
- Total cost of the action: EUR 335.662,26
- EU contribution: EUR 384.140,83 (87,38%)
24 months from 1 January 2016
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
Re-ACT project: Reinforcing Assistance to child victims of trafficking.
End Child Prostitution and Trafficking (ecpat France)
Total cost of the action: EUR 450.540,31.
EU contribution: EUR 360.432,25.
24 months from 01 November 2015.
End Child Prostitution and Trafficking Deutschland
"The involvement of Organized Criminal Grounds in the Trafficking of Women for Sexual Exploitation: the case study of Palermo"
INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION SOUTH SOUTH (NGO)
- Total cost of the action: EUR 293,618.70
- EU contribution: EUR 264,256.83 (90%)
24 months from 01 September 2013