European Platform Against Trafficking in Human Beings

About trafficking

News | La Strada presents at the European Parliament

On 2 December 2019, La Strada International (LSI), the Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants (PICUM) and Victim Support Europe (VSE) organised an event for MEPs on compensation and complaints mechanisms up actions; a report on this event as well as blog written by PICUM are now available. The 3 organisations have taken follow up actions, including letters to MEPs, to ensure adequate remedies are available for undocumented migrants. The advocacy focused on ensuring that new thematic EU funding (AMIF and EFS) will be made available for complaint mechanisms of undocumented workers.

Latest news

Brief on the Impact of Covid-19 on Ukrainian Labour Migrants in the EU

ICMPD has published a new policy brief on the Impact of COVID-19 on Ukrainian Labour Migrants in 4 European countries: the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Italy.

The policy brief scrutinises the main effects of the coronavirus pandemic on Ukrainian labour migrants. Labour migrants from Ukraine form the largest group of foreign workers in the European Union (EU) and large populations are working in Poland, Italy, Czech Republic and Hungary.

New EU Strategy on Victim's Rights

On June 24, the European Commission published its Strategy on Victims’ Rights (2020-2025) and promoting five key priorities.

ECHR publishes judgement on Article 4 - Prohibition of Slavery & Forced Labour


On June 25th, the Grand Chamber of the ECHR published its judgment in the case of S.M. v. Croatia finding unanimously, that there had been a violation of Article 4 (Prohibition of Slavery/Prohibition of Forced Labour) of the European Convention on Human Rights.

IOM and UN resumes resettlements

In a joint statement, the UN and IOM announced plans to restart resettlement processes. Due to Covid-19, there had been a temporary hold placed on resettlement travel. This delayed the departures of 10,000 refugees to resettlement countries.