This report is the first of its kind to be compiled by the new Federal Centre for the Analysis of Migration Flows, the Protection of Fundamental Rights of Foreigners and the Fight against Human Trafficking. It is presented in a different format than in previous years. This is in response to the request by the European Commission Anti-Trafficking Coordinator to compose the national reports according to a specific model or template.


LogoIn 2014, the Centre for Equal Opportunities and Opposition to Racism will be transformed into an Interfederal Centre for Equal Opportunities and a Federal Migration Centre.


(c) France DuboisThe Centre for Equal Opportunities and Opposition to Racism (the Centre) has published its sixteenth annual report on trafficking in and smuggling of human beings this year. In 1995, the law against human trafficking gave the Centre a new mission: "«to stimulate the fight against human trafficking". Hence, well before the international institutions demanded it, this law actually created a mechanism that acts as a "national rapporteur for human trafficking".


Cover Annual Activity and Management ReportThe  annual activity report of the Centre for  Equal Opportunities and  Opposition to Racism for the year 2012 has been published. In  addition  to this activity report, the Centre will publish an ‘Annual  Report on  Discrimination/Diversity’ (in May 2013), an ‘Annual Report on Migration’  (in June 2013) and an ‘Annual Report on the Trade and  Trafficking in  Human Beings’ (in October 2013). In this way the Centre  is not only  fulfilling its legal duty to report on its activities, but  also intends  to fuel debate on discrimination, diversity, migration and  human  trafficking.