Together Against Trafficking in Human Beings

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Key concepts in a nutshell

Implementing a key action set forth in the 2017 Communication stepping up EU action to address trafficking in human beings (Priority B), the European Commission published Working together to address trafficking in human beings: key concepts in a nutshell.

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A Europe that Protects: Commission calls for continued action to eradicate trafficking in human beings

Brussels, 4 December 2018

Today, the European Commission is presenting its Second Report on the progress made in the fight against trafficking in human beings.

Taking stock of measures taken since 2015, the report highlights the main trends in trafficking in human beings and outlines remaining challenges that the EU and Member States must address as a matter of priority.

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EU Anti-Trafficking Day: Commission calls for more action to protect women and girls

To mark the 12th EU Anti-Trafficking Day, Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship Dimitris Avramopoulos will tomorrow address an event organised by Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) and Women's Rights and Gender Equality (FEMM) Committees of the European Parliament for the launch of a 

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Heads of ten EU Agencies commit to working together against trafficking in human beings

On 13th June 2018, the Heads of the European Asylum Support Office (EASO), European Police Office (Europol), European Agency for the operational management of large-scale IT systems in the area of freedom, security and justice (eu-LISA), European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA), EU Judicial Cooperation Unit (Eurojust), European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE), European Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex), EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA), EU Agency for Law Enforcement Training (CEPOL), and the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Worki

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Call for expression of interest to participate in the EU Civil Society Platform against trafficking in human beings open to civil society organisations that are legally based in Denmark, Estonia, and Malta

On 31 May 2013, the Commission launched an EU Civil Society Platform against trafficking in human beings as an action of the E

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Integration of victims of trafficking in human beings

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.

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