Welcome to the web site of the Interfederal Centre for Equal Opportunities and the Federal Centre of Migration.
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.
In 2014, the Centre for Equal Opportunities and Opposition to Racism will be transformed into an Interfederal Centre for Equal Opportunities and a Federal Centre of Migration.
The 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".
The 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.