The EU Anti-Trafficking Coordinator is responsible for improving coordination and coherence among EU institutions, EU agencies, Member States and international actors, and for developing existing, and new EU policies to address Trafficking in Human Beings. This includes monitoring the implementation of the EU Strategy on Combatting Trafficking in Human Beings (2021-2025).
The EU Anti-Trafficking Coordinator is based in the European Commission.
The tasks of the EU Anti-trafficking Coordinator are laid down in the Directive on preventing and combating trafficking in human beings and protection of its victims. The EU Anti-trafficking Coordinator also contributes to the reporting carried out by the European Commission every two years on the progress made in the fight against trafficking in human beings.
The current EU Anti-Trafficking Coordinator is Diane Schmitt.
Diane Schmitt took up the position as EU Anti-Trafficking Coordinator on 1 July 2021. She joined the European Commission in 1992 and has held different positions, mainly in the area of migration, security and justice. She is from Luxembourg and studied law in France.
Olivier Onidi, Deputy Director General of the Directorate General Migration and Home Affairs, served as the acting EU Anti-Trafficking Coordinator from March 2020 to June 2021.
Ms Myria Vassiliadou served as the first EU Anti-Trafficking Coordinator from 2011 until end of February 2020.
She holds degrees in Sociology and Social Research and a doctorate in Sociology from the University of Kent at Canterbury, UK.
Ms Vassiliadou previously worked in the European Commission as a Detached National Expert in the Directorate General for Research. Furthermore, she has served as a member of various Advisory Boards, Expert Groups and acted as a consultant at the national and international level.