Luzia Costa Becker Ana Paula Rodriguez Delia Magherescu Anesa Agovic Beatriz Costa Sabrina Medeiros

Human trafficking in Southern and Southeast Europe

A Talk by Beatriz Costa , Luzia Costa Becker , Delia Magherescu , Ana Paula Rodriguez , Anesa Agovic and Sabrina Medeiros

About this Talk

This panel will talk about the human trafficking in Southeast Europe during the concurrent crises including COVID-19 pandemic, the war crisis and the illegal immigration crisis. Subsequently, they explore the impact of COVID-19 on the identification of trafficked victims during the pandemic in the United Kingdom. The effect during the pandemic was that they had less opportunity to either self-identify themselves as victims or be identified by frontline agencies. Finally, they will discuss the human trafficking situation in Portugal and the Atlantic by shedding light on its various aspects, challenges, and potential ways to combat it. 

19 October 2023, 04:00 AM

04:00 AM - 05:15 AM

About The Speakers

Beatriz Costa

Beatriz Costa

Interagency Institute


Luzia Costa Becker

Luzia Costa Becker

Interagency Institute

PhD in Political Science at IUPERJ (IESP). Postdoctoral fellow at HU Berlin, Germany and at UFF Niteroi, Brazil. Experience in political science with an emphasis on public policy. Her main themes are globalisation, migration and integration, territorial development, socio-environmental conflicts.


Delia Magherescu

Delia Magherescu

Gorj Bar Association

Criminology, Criminal justice, Forensic investigtion of serious crime


Ana Paula Rodriguez

Ana Paula Rodriguez

Interagency Institute


Anesa Agovic

Anesa Agovic

Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime

A researcher with a journalist background with long-standing experience in civil society, with expertise in topics of security, interested in illicit financial flows.


Sabrina Medeiros

Sabrina Medeiros