European Commission

First report on statistics on trafficking in human beings (April 2013)

The European Commission has published a report on human trafficking in the European Union, based on statistical data from all 27 EU Member States. The report reveals that around 62 % of the victims are trafficked for the purpose of sexual exploitation and approximately 15% of victims of trafficking are children.

Second report on statistics on trafficking in human beings (2014)

The European Commission has published its second report on human trafficking, based on statistical data from its Member States. This report tallies up more than 30 000 victims between 2010 & 2012, including 69% for the purpose of sexual  exploitation, and reveals more than a 1 000 cases of sexually exploited children. On traffickers, the reports tallies up more than 8 500 prosecutions & 3 700 convictions, for which 70% are men.

The EU rights of victims of trafficking in human beings (2013)

This document published by the European Commission provides a practical and comprehensive overview of victims' rights based on the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union, EU directives, framework decisions and European Court of Human Rights case law.

- Guidelines on identification of victims of trafficking in human beings (2013)

This document published by the European Commission provides a list of indicative guidelines, refers to the existing handbooks and manuals and lists the projects on the identification of victims, in particular those targeting consular services and border guards.

Council of Europe

A. Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings

GRETA is responsible for monitoring implementation of the Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings by the Parties. GRETA regularly publishes reports evaluating the measures taken by the Parties.

- First GRETA Report on Belgium  (25 September 2013)

Third General Report on GRETA's Activities (17 Ocotber 2013)

B. Other

Global Project on Cybercrime – Report Protecting Children Against sexual violence: the criminal law benchmarks of the Budapest and Lanzarote Conventions.

Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe

The OSCE is a regional security organization with 57 participating States in North America, Europe and Asia. The OSCE addresses the issue of trafficking in human beings and therefore nominated a Special Representative and Coordinator for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings. Her mandate includes to support the development and implementation of anti-trafficking policies in OSCE participating States.

Recommendations towards the effective implementation of the non-punishment provision with regard to victims of trafficking (April 2013)

European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights

The FRA is an independent agency of the European Union set up to provide expert advice to the EU institutions and EU Member States in understanding and tackling challenges to safeguard the fundamental rights.

FRA published an annual report on Human Rights in Europe, an entire section is devoted to the Rights of the child. Last Report: Annual Report 2012

The European NGO Alliance for Child Safety Online (eNACSO)

The European NGO Alliance for Child Safety Online is a network consisting of 27 children’s rights NGOs from across the EU working for a safer online environment for children.

eNACSO publishes an annual report and thematic reports in the form of Agenda for Action. See the Agenda for Action "The Next Click"