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Together Against Trafficking in Human Beings

The Stockholm Programme - An open and secure Europe serving and protecting the citizens

(2/12/2009), 82 pages

The Stockholm Programme, adopted by the European Council in December 2009, provides a framework for EU action on the issues of citizenship, justice, security, asylum, immigration and visa policy for the period 2010–2014. It calls for a coherent policy response which goes beyond the area of freedom, security and justice. It includes external relations, development cooperation, social affairs and employment, education and health, gender equality and non-discrimination. Section 4.4.2 particularly highlights trafficking in human beings and the necessity to strengthen and enhance the prevention and combating of trafficking in human beings and smuggling of migrants. It also calls for the establishment of an Anti-trafficking Co-ordinator.

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