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News article18 October 2022Directorate-General for Migration and Home Affairs

18th October is the EU Anti-Trafficking Day

EU Anti-Trafficking Day

The main purpose of the EU Anti-Trafficking Day is to raise awareness on trafficking in human beings and increase the exchange of information, knowledge and best practices amongst the different actors working in this field.

Communication and Awareness raising actions on the EU Anti-Trafficking Day

European Commission Tweet“On #EUAntiTraffickingDay, we reaffirm our commitment to protect victims, support survivors and prosecute the perpetrators”

Message from EU Commissioner for Home Affairs Ylva Johansson: “Today is EU Anti-Trafficking Day. Let’s use this day to raise our voice, protect victims and fight trafficking”

Message from EU Anti-Trafficking Coordinator Diane Schmitt"Let’s not forget human trafficking in conflict. War creates vulnerabilities exploited by ruthless traffickers”

Live Conversation about Trafficking in Human Beings in Europe, speakers: Diane Schmitt, EU Anti-Trafficking Coordinator & Ilias Chatzis, Head of UNODC Human Trafficking and Migrant Smuggling Section Join the live stream on 18 October 2022, 14:30-14:50 CEST at the link below: 

EU HOME Affairs Tweet: “We work together to strengthen awareness and prevention, to protect victims and enhance judicial response”

EU Council webpageThe EU’s work to combat human trafficking (

In addition, EU Member States are doing a variety of awareness raising activities today and in connection with the EU Anti-Trafficking Day:

  • social media campaigns
  • video messages
  • conferences
  • internet pop-up alerts to warn potential users
  • campaigns with different targets and audiences (forms of exploitation, victims, users etc).


Publication date
18 October 2022
Directorate-General for Migration and Home Affairs