(31 May 2013) – Today, over 100 European civil society organisations are joining forces in the new EU Civil Society Platform against trafficking in human beings.
The Europe-wide Platform, set up by the European Commission, will serve as a forum for civil society organisations working at European, national and local levels, in the field of human rights, children’s rights, women’s rights and gender equality, migrants’ rights and shelters.
Participants will be able to exchange experiences and concrete ideas on how to best assist victims, expand their networks, and prevent others from falling victims to this crime.
The Commission will support the Platform by organising regular meetings for participants, to gather crucial, up-to-date information and feedback on the main challenges that civil society organisations are facing on the ground. The Commission is also looking at how to facilitate online communication within the platform.