Based on the 2017 Communication, and on the findings and identified patterns of the European Commission second progress report, which includes information from the member states, relevant EU Agencies, civil society and relevant reports by international organisations, this topic aims at strengthening relevant stakeholders in transnational context with regard to the implementation of the EU Anti-trafficking Directive.
- Facilitate the early identification of third country national victims of trafficking in human beings including in the context of asylum procedures
- Provide assistance and support to victims of trafficking in human beings, taking into account the specific needs of the victims; these should be appropriate for victims’ age, sex and specific consequences of the form of exploitation they have been subjected to;
- Facilitate the integration of third country national victims of trafficking in the host society, taking into account the individual needs of the victims and in view of finding durable solutions and preventing re-trafficking
- Facilitate the safe and sustainable voluntary return of third country national victims of trafficking, ensuring appropriate risk assessment and with a view to finding durable solutions and preventing their re-trafficking
- Ensure durable solutions for third country national child victims of trafficking and prevent re-trafficking.
- Concrete transnational assistance and support measures taking into account the sex and age of the victims and consequences of the form of exploitation they have been subjected to (amongst others: pregnancy, psychological trauma, physical injuries).
- Concrete measures directed for the benefit of third country national victims of trafficking, including, amongst others: education, language training, vocational training, apprenticeship programmes.
- Initiatives for setting up and improvement of transnational cooperation for the early identification, assistance, support of third country national victims of trafficking in human beings, for their integration, and within the context of their safe and assisted voluntary return. Initiatives for setting up and improvement of durable solutions for child victims.
- Sharing and exchanging experiences, information, knowledge and best practices on integration of third country national victims of trafficking in human beings, for their voluntary and safe return, and for durable solutions for child victims, aiming at achieving concrete impact and benefits on the lives of the victims, in cooperation with relevant authorities and civil society and other actors and disseminate the results.
- Improve the identification, situation, integration of third country national victims of trafficking in human beings in cities/regions/rural areas and in high risk sectors involved in the projects and demonstrate how transnational action contribute in this regard.
- Improve transnational cooperation between local and regional authorities and civil society for the identification, integration, as well as voluntary and safe return of third-country national victims of trafficking and for finding durable solutions for child victims.
- Develop practical approaches, tools and guidelines, by building on results of past projects when relevant and appropriate.
30 January 2020 at 17:00 Brussels time