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October 17, 2019 3:31 PM

The 18 th of October 2019 marks the 12th European Anti-Trafficking Day

Trafficking in human beings is one of the most serious cross-border crimes and one of the most complex human rights challenges of our time, and that is why it is particularly important that the European Commission declared the 18th of October the European Day Against Trafficking in Human Beings. Therefore that day is dedicated to raise awareness and to call for effective measures to eradicate trafficking in human beings and to protect victims at international, European, and national level.

October 14, 2019 12:56 PM

Ministerial recognition of Ms. Ágnes De Coll

Minister of Interior Dr. Sándor Pintér awarded Ministerial Recognition to Ms. Ágnes De Coll, the Anti-Trafficking Program Director of the Hungarian Baptist Aid. The Ministerial Recognition was presented by Deputy State Secretary for EU and International Affairs Mátyás Hegyaljai, the national anti-trafficking coordinator on 10 October 2019.

September 24, 2019 2:29 PM

Introductory visit by Deputy Chief of Mission Marc Dillard

On 12 September 2019, Deputy State Secretary for European Union and International Affairs, and National Coordinator for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings Mátyás Hegyaljai welcomed Marc D. Dillard, the newly appointed Deputy Chief of Mission of the United States Embassy in Budapest.

August 22, 2019 10:24 AM

A call for proposals for transnational actions on asylum, migration and integration (AMIF-2019-AG-CALL) is now open. The call includes as a topic “Support for victims of trafficking in human beings”.

The European Commission Office of the EU Anti-Trafficking Coordinator has informed Member States that a call within which the topic “Support for victims of trafficking in human beings” has just been opened.

August 22, 2019 9:47 AM

Special training for consular officers preparing for their foreign service was organized by the Ministry of Interior: trafficking in human beings in focus

For the fourth time in as many years, a targeted training programme for consular officers was organized within the framework of cooperation between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Ministry of Interior, on 6 August 2019 this year.

June 25, 2019 2:34 PM

Information on EU Internal Security Fund (ISF) Work Programme for 2019 for Union actions – preliminary notice on upcoming call for proposals.

The European Commission Office of the EU Anti-Trafficking Coordinator has recently informed Member States that the Work Programme for 2019 for Union actions and emergency assistance in the framework of the Internal Security Fund – the instrument for financial support for police cooperation, preventing and combating crime, and crisis management – foresees upcoming call for proposals on joint action against trafficking in human beings addressing the culture of impunity.

June 24, 2019 10:02 AM

2019 “TIP Hero” Award of the U.S. State Department – Ágnes De Coll was honoured this year

Agnes De Coll is one of the eight individuals from around the world who was recognized for her efforts to fight against human trafficking, at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, DC on 20 June 2019.

June 14, 2019 1:48 PM

Do not become a victim of exploitation!

To prevent victimization, crime prevention experts of the police advise potential victims to keep the following warnings in mind when considering pursuing to work in abroad:

June 14, 2019 1:44 PM

Strengthened repeated focus on the phenomenon of human trafficking

Expert discussion was held with the participation of representatives of relevant organizations and authorities. Information note published by the Győr-Moson-Sopron County Police Headquarters

June 6, 2019 3:13 PM

Report on “Strengthening victims' rights: from compensation to reparation,” written by Joëlle Milquet, Special Adviser to President Juncker on compensation for victims of crime welcomed by the European Commission – back in March 2019.

In October 2017, President Jean-Claude Juncker appointed Ms. Joëlle Milquet as his Special Adviser for compensation to victims of crime. The Special Adviser's mandate included the preparation of a report on how to improve access to compensation for victims of crime.