Toolbox 6 - Trafficking in human beings within the EU policies & practices
Trafficking in human beings is a phenomenon which is discussed in many international agencies and institutions. As a consequence, it can be said that there already exists an extensive framework to tackle the phenomenon. Nevertheless it stays a hidden crime; there are reliable data but it is considered only the top of the iceberg. There are still too many victims in all parts of the world. Therefore, it is not enough to purely use reactive measures; more attention needs to be paid to the prevention of trafficking in human beings. Therefore this toolbox is being developed to bring together the efforts made at the EU, national, and local level to prevent and combat trafficking in human beings. These include the legislative and policy measures which set the framework in which national and local actors (NGOs, civil society, government administrations,…) need to work. At the same time, the toolbox wants to disseminate and promote the important work which is being done by the EU Member States.