The Centre of Expertise on Human Trafficking and Migrant Smuggling (EMM) is a collaboration between the Netherlands Police, the Royal Netherlands Marechaussee, the Netherlands Labour Authority, the Immigration and Naturalization Service, and the Public Prosecution Service. At the EMM, signals and criminal investigations into human trafficking and smuggling converge and are subsequently translated into operational, tactical and strategic products based upon which the partners can apply their criminal and civil law authorities.
The EMM was founded in 2005, based on the need for centralization of information, knowledge and expertise on the themes human trafficking and human smuggling. In 2018, the partners decided on further development and the operational emphasis of the EMM task has been broadened to an operational, tactical and strategic role for the benefit of an integrated control strategy. The cooperation agreements between the partners have led to a new governance structure and to a new EMM convenant in 2021.
Since the EMM's task was broadened in 2021, in addition to operational reports, the EMM also prepares tactical and strategic reports. The findings are of interest not only to the partners of the EMM, but also to other organizations committed to combatting human trafficking and smuggling. Therefore these reports are published publicly on this website where possible. In this way, the EMM, from its unique position, wants to further strengthen the integrated approach to human trafficking and smuggling by all organizations involved. Some of the reports have also been made available in English (see the links below).