Article 29(2) of the Council of Europe Convention against Trafficking in Human Beings requires States Parties to ensure co-ordination of the policies and actions of ministries and other public agencies against trafficking in human beings, where appropriate through setting up coordination bodies.

Further, pursuant to Article 29(4) of the Convention, Parties shall consider appointing national rapporteurs or other mechanisms for monitoring the anti-trafficking activities of State institutions and the implementation of national legislation requirements.

Since 2018, annual meetings of National Anti-Trafficking Co-ordinators and Rapporteurs or equivalent mechanisms are co-organised by the Council of Europe and the OSCE’s Office of the Special Representative and Co-ordinator for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings.

The aim of these meetings is to exchange promising practices, strengthen partnerships and promote the implementation of international obligations in the area of combating trafficking in human beings.