Addressing demand? DemandAT Stakeholder Workshop, Brussels

Addressing demand? DemandAT Stakeholder Workshop, Brussels

5 June, 2015, 9.30-13.00

The DemandAT project seeks to critically assess the potential of a demand-side analysis and related policies: Can consumer choices indeed influence the occurrence of trafficking? And if so, how can consumer choices be best influenced? How can employers made to comply with labour standards in a context of limited law enforcement resources? How effective are criminal sanctions in addressing trafficking? Would market based incentives better serve the purpose?

In this stakeholder seminar preliminary findings of the first phase of the DemandAT project will be presented. In its first phase, the project team engaged in conceptual analysis and a broad mapping of debates and policies across different “fields” of trafficking.

The event is organized in the framework of an interdisciplinary multiannual research project on demand side measures against trafficking funded under the EU’s 7th Framework Programme for Research (DemandAT,


  • 'Addressing What?: Conceptual clarifications on demand-side arguments in anti-trafficking debates and policies'; Albert Kraler, ICMPD
  • 'Towards Conceptual Clarity: The example of ongoing debates on labour exploitation in Germany; Dr Norbert Cyrus, University of Bremen
  • 'Beyond ‘Command and Control: Learning from other policy areas'; Prof Christina Boswell, University of Edinburgh

Please confirm your participation by 25 May 2015 by emailing to