Public hearing on the revision of the EU Anti-trafficking Directive

Remote meeeting via Interactio video conference system – EESC - JDE 61 - Thursday, 16 February 2023 from 14:30 to 16:40.

14:00 - 14:30 | Testing possibility for the Interactio tool

14:30 - 14:35 | Welcome and introduction

  • Marie ZVOLSKÁ, EESC Study Group President of the opinion on the revision of the anti-trafficking directive
  • José Antonio MORENO DÍAZ, EESC Rapporteur of the opinion
  • Pietro Vittorio BARBIERI, EESC Co-rapporteur of the opinion

14:35 - 15:35 | Panel I – General overview of the revision of the directive by institutional stakeholders

  • Diane SCHMITT, EU Anti-Trafficking Coordinator
  • Kristoffer STRÖMGREN, Counsellor, Internal security and criminal law, Permanent Representation of Sweden to the EU
  • Nenad NAČA, Team Leader, European Migrant Smuggling Centre, EUROPOL
  • Mesut BEDIRHANOGLU, Secretariat, Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Bwings, GRETA, Council of Europe

Moderator: Marie ZVOLSKÁ, EESC Study Group President

Q&A session

15:35 - 16:35 | Panel II – Perspective of social partners and civil society

  • Robert PLUMMER,  Senior AdviserSocial Affairs, BusinessEurope (tbc)
  • Mercedes MILETTI, Advisor, The European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC)
  • Suzanne HOFF, International Coordinator, La Strada International
  • Rossella MICCIO, President, Emergency

Moderator: Marie ZVOLSKÁ,  Study Group President

Q&A session

16:35 - 16:40 | Wrap up and closing of public hearing by study group president and rapporteurs

Participants can speak and listen to English, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese.