2022 Assembly


Council of Europe Newsletter, January-April 2021.


The latest Annual Report from GRETA – the Council of Europe’s group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings- expresses concerns that the Covid-19 pandemic is having a worrying impact on human trafficking across Europe and states should do more to prevent it.

Read about the 40th Plenary session of GRETA and elects a new President and Vice-Presidents. Helga Gayer, who is Deputy Head of the analysis unit dealing with trafficking in human beings at the German Federal Criminal Police, was elected as GRETA’s President. Antoaneta Vassileva, senior expert in Animus Association/La Strada Bulgaria and Programme Co-ordinator at the Bulgarian Safer Internet Centre was elected as GRETA’s First Vice-President. Julia Planitzer, Associated Expert at the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights in Vienna, was elected as GRETA’s Second Vice-President.

With the increase of labour exploitation as the predominant form of human trafficking, GRETA publishes new guidance for states to combat human trafficking and labour exploitation.

Read the full newsletter here