European Platform Against Trafficking in Human Beings

About trafficking

Tackling trafficking in human beings at European level

La Strada International is a European NGO Platform against Trafficking in Human Beings, that works from a human rights perspective in support of trafficked persons.
The platform aims to prevent human trafficking and to protect and realize trafficked persons' rights. This is done by providing access to adequate assistance and support, by information provision and exchange and capacity building of NGOs and other relevant stakeholders. Much focus is put on monitory and advocacy for change and cross-sectoral cooperation to ensure accountability for the effective implementation of European anti-trafficking policies and regulations at national European level.

La Strada International is active at a broad European level. Currently the platform comprises 25 member organisations and one associate member in 22 European countries. All members are NGOs, operating independently and at grass root level.

Latest news

La Strada International provides input to the Commission

La Strada International has provided input for the European Commission’s Third Report on the progress made in the fight against trafficking in human beings.

La Strada Poland receives award from the Polish Business Council

The President of La Strada Poland, Irena Dawid-Olczyk , has received an award from the Polish Business Council in recognition of her work combatting human trafficking.

ECCHR Report: Garment supply chains in intensive care

The European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR) recently released a report on the impact of COVID-19 in the garment industry.

Commission communication on asylum and return in light of Covid19

The Commission has recently published a set of guidelines on the implementation of relevant EU provisions in the area of asylum, return procedures and resettlement and COVID-19.

PICUM has noted that this communication is very concerning as it calls on the Member States to continue with returns: