EUCPN webinar: labour exploitation - situational prevention


In labour exploitation, there are three actors: the exploiter, the exploited worker, and the buyer of goods or services produced by exploited labour. Prevention efforts can focus on each of these. In Part I of this Toolbox, we listed the main benefits and shortcomings of different prevention strategies. The toolbox made a case for the situational prevention of trafficking in human beings and labour exploitation: making it harder, riskier, and less rewarding for traffickers and exploiters.

This webinar will focus on situational prevention of trafficking in human beings and labour exploitation. Rather than working against the conditions that give rise to problems with trafficking and exploitation into and within the European Union, situational prevention strategies take these conditions (the “situation”) as a starting point, to then raise the question: How can we manipulate the situation to make trafficking and exploitation harder? Situational crime prevention is a theory and approach focused on reducing the opportunities for crime to occur by altering or manipulating the immediate environment. It is based on the idea that crime can be prevented by making changes to the physical or social context in which it occurs. This theory suggests that crime is often opportunistic and influenced by the environment, so modifying that environment can significantly impact criminal behavior.

The webinar takes place on Tuesday 27 February 2024 between 11:00 - 12:00 CET. Participation is free but registration is mandatory. The access link will be sent prior to the webinar.