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Myria Vassiliadou

Dr Myria Vassiliadou

EU Anti-Trafficking Coordinator

European Commission

Belgium

The EU Anti-Trafficking Coordinator, Dr Myria Vassiliadou is responsible for improving coordination and coherence among EU institutions, EU agencies, Member States and international actors and developing existing and new EU policies to address trafficking in human beings. The position of EU Anti-Trafficking Coordinator is based on the EU Anti-Trafficking Directive 2011/36/EU. Dr. Vassiliadou has monitored the implementation EU Strategy towards the Eradication of Trafficking in Human Beings. She holds a doctorate in Sociology from the University of Kent at Canterbury and has worked as an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Nicosia, at the European Commission in the Directorate General for Research, as Secretary General of the European Women’s Lobby and as director of the Mediterranean Institute of Gender Studies.