New action plan of the national anti-trafficking strategy released

Publicated on: April 20, 2022

The Government set out the main policy tasks to be implemented in 2022–2023.

The National Anti-Trafficking Strategy for 2020–2023 was adopted in February 2020; the strategic objectives are implemented by two-year action plans for 2020–2021 and subsequently for 2022–2023. The new action plan is based on the four pillars of the "4P" paradigm applied in the strategy: prevention activities, protection of victims, prosecution and partnership.

The newly adopted measures partly build on the achievements of the past two years, take into account the priorities set out in the new anti-trafficking strategy of the European Union and aim to respond to the policy recommendations of the recent researches.  

In these frameworks, several awareness-raising campaigns and targeted prevention programmes are planned over the next two years. In the field of law enforcement, in addition to the continuous training of police officers, prosecutors and judges, an important step forward will be the establishment of a network of prosecutors specialising in human trafficking at the county chief prosecutor's offices. 

Protection of victims could be further strengthened by the creation of a new children's home caring for victims of trafficking exclusively. The new action plan will also provide continuously available capacity in designated old people’s homes, thus offering a long-term solution for elderly victims of human trafficking leaving the sheltered accommodations.

Government Decision No. 1228/2022 allocates HUF 353 million from the central budget for implementation, and notes that from 2023, in addition to the ongoing EU projects, the Swiss–Hungarian Cooperation Programme will also provide funds for our anti-trafficking activities.


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