VULNER's second high-level expert meeting took place on October 5, 2021 from 08:00 - 10:00 CET organized by Population Europe. During the meeting, Sabrina Marchetti and Letizia Palumbo, VULNER project members and in charge of the work package on human trafficking, discussed the progress made in the fight against trafficking of humans and exploitation in the ten years since the adoption of the EU Directive 2011/36.
Based on the intermediate findings of the VULNER project, Sabrina Marchetti and Letizia Palumbo illuminated gaps and limitations in terms of the protection of the rights of victims. The adopted approach and the perspective supported by the EU's new strategy on trafficking in human beings was critically explored with the audience, and the discussion informed on what still needs to be done.
The resulting policy brief is part of Population Europe's policy brief series "Population & Policy”.