UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre (IRC)
“Research on Child Trafficking: Needs and
22-23 September 2004
Having worked on the issue of child trafficking for a number of years, the UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre benefits from close cooperation with UNICEF Regional and Country Offices, UN agencies and other partners. Current ongoing research in Europe concentrates on developing research methodologies for gathering specific and reliable data on the trafficking of children. This research pays specific attention to the difficulty in gathering data, which compromises effective intervention and evidence-based policy making.
The workshop is intended for a limited number of researchers and practitioners committed to the promotion and management of the research on child trafficking and it will focus on optimizing current research tools and methodologies to understand and monitor child trafficking; enhancing data collection and promotion of its use; sharing of experiences and ideas among researchers. A final session of the workshop will be dedicated to the promotion of the Inter Agency Research Network in Trafficking in Human Beings. The objectives of this session will be the continuous sharing of information and the definition of possible areas of collaboration and synergy.
The workshop will encourage active involvement through personal contributions, working sessions in small groups, and plenary discussion.