An EU coordinated response to Trafficking in Human Beings
The complexity of the trafficking phenomenon calls for a comprehensive response. This is why the EU Strategy on Combatting Trafficking in Human Beings (2021-2025), includes legal, policy and operational initiatives, focusing on:
- reducing demand that fosters trafficking for all forms of exploitation
- breaking the business model of traffickers, online and offline
- protecting, supporting and empowering the victims with a specific focus on women and children
- the international dimension
As combatting trafficking in human beings needs the engagement of all, the Commission will work closely with all partners, including the EU agencies, Member States and civil society, to maximise the impact of these four areas of actions.
Joint efforts to address trafficking in human beings occur through regular meetings with the networks listed below.