On the 4th and 5th of December, members of AHTU attended a meeting organised by the EU Network of National Rapporteurs and Equivalent Mechanisms, comprising all Member States.  

This meeting included updates from EU Member States, a presentation by UNODC on Multiple Systems Estimates, sessions on prevention and further cooperation possibilities with the European Crime Prevention Network (EUCPN), a key note address by Dimitris Avramopoulos (EU Commissioner for Migration and Home Affairs), and a presentation given by Myria Vassiliadou EU Anti-trafficking Coordinator.

Ms. Vassiliadou launched a new Communication as a follow up to the 2012-2016 Strategy against trafficking. The Communication has a strong focus on prevention and there are plans for an EU-wide awareness-raising campaign in 2018.