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Human Trafficking, Modern Slavery and Migration: A European Crisis

SciCafe2-0 Consortium; European Observatory for Crowd-Sourcing Workshop

Human Trafficking, Modern Slavery and Migration: A European Crisis

Date 9th March (10:30-16:30)

Venue: CNRI Istituto di Ricerche sulla Popolazione e le Politiche Sociali, Rome

Focus: Tension on humanitarian resources, internal open borders, external European borders, host communities and social cohesion, Any Socially Rooted Solutions?

Context: As one of the fastest growing criminal eco-systems Modern Slavery masks and morphs itself continuously; adopting new forms and exploiting the internet-based services such as web advertising, the dark web and social media to recruit victims. The ubiquity and geo-distributed jurisdictions through which this sector operates calls for a wide-scale concerted effort at all levels to attempt to prevent such crime or at least reduce its scale and mitigate its adverse effects on European structures, relations, mobility and cohesion.
Are there socially facilitated means of eliminating trafficking quickly and ensuring the dignity and integration of victims in ways that would least stress the tolerance of the host communities?

The SciCafe2.0 European Observatory for Crowd-Sourcing has been exploring socially co-generative means of helping real communities tackling real problems of which modern slavery, human trafficking and migration have been one of the most complex problem sets faced at various community levels: The European Community, The Nation States and the local host communities

The proposed workshop will attempt to consider the interplay of the key drivers of the human trafficking crime eco-system e.g. the geo-eco-political influences, European borders and asylum procedures etc. and examine the How-to’s of potentially powerful socially generated solutions to help tackle this problem space.

Attendance is free and anyone who wishes to contribute with a focus on potential socially rooted solutions such as crowdsourcing or other please send your position paper (one side of A4 max) and/or Presentation PowerPoint (10 slides max) to the SciCafe Coordinator [email protected] and copy to our dissemination manager Balint Balazs ([email protected]) by 26th February 2016. Presenters and Panel members will be confirmed by 28th February 2016.