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European Commission webinar on preventing and combating human trafficking

The European Commission is running a public webinar on preventing and combating trafficking in human beings on September 20 at 14:00 CET.


During the online conference will EU Anti-Trafficking Coordinator Myria Vassiliadou will present the ' EU Strategy towards the Eradication of Trafficking in Human Beings (2012 - 2016)' adopted by the European Commission earlier this year, as part of a keynote address.



The webinar, hosted by CEPOL - the European Police College, is open to everyone. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions to the Anti-Trafficking Coordinator as part of a moderated discussion. Ms Vassiliadiou will be joined by:


  • Ms Michèle Coninsx, President of Eurojust, on how the EU's judicial cooperation unit is taking action against THB
  • Mr Duco van Heel from Frontex on how integrated border management helps prevent trafficking in human beings
  • Mr Steve Harvey from Europol on Europol's role in leading the fight against THB


The discussion will be moderated by Dr Ferenc Bánfi, Director of CEPOL.


Click here to register for the webinar.



The European Police College (CEPOL) is a European Union agency dedicated to supporting a European approach to the fight against crime. CEPOL's core business is learning and training aimed at senior police officers, experts and trainers, with a focus on issues with a European - or cross-border - dimension, such as trafficking in human beings, counter-terrorism and cybercrime. CEPOL is located in Bramshill, in the UK.