Human Trafficking, Cybercrime and Online Networks Workshop

Open to the Public
Friday, April 11, 2014 - 9:00am
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Friday, April 11, 2014 - 9:00am to 1:00pm

An interdisciplinary workshop on trafficking in human beings, online networks and cybercrime will be held in London to draw out what is known about the topic, the research, and the policy and practice implications of this. A significant aim of the workshop will be to build potential future collaborations (for future projects and grant applications). The event will begin with presentations to introduce the topic, followed by an interactive session where participants' short statements of experience and knowledge will feed into a broader discussion.

This workshop is the third event as part of a Scottish Crucible-funded project, details of the second workshop can be found here:


1. Welcome and Introductions

2. Dr Jonathan Mendel, University of Dundee
Human trafficking and online networks: some insights from and gaps in the literature (Download)

3. Dr Kiril Sharapov, Glasgow Caledonian University/Central European University
Some Empirical Investigations: Surveying Members of the EU Civil Society Platform against Trafficking in Human Beings
Surveying the General Public: Headline Results from Representative Surveys of Public Understanding of Human Trafficking in Ukraine, Hungary and the UK

4. Dr Maria O'Neill, Abertay University
Trafficking in Human Beings and the online environment; a view of the EU legal framework (Download)

5. Participants' Contributions: What do We Know? What Needs to Be Done and How?

6. Taking Research Forward: Potential Funding Opportunities for Collaborative Projects

7. Further Collaboration and Working Together: Discussion