Preletores Bio

Klara Skrivankova is a recognised expert on human trafficking and forced labour in the UK and internationally. She has been working in the field since 2000, starting as a programme manager in La Strada Czech Republic, a leading European network assisting trafficked victims. In 2005 she joined Anti-Slavery International in London, the world’s oldest human rights organization (founded in 1839 as a direct successor of the abolitionist organization founded by Wiliam Wilberforce and Thomas Clarkson). In Anti-Slavery she leads its Anti-Trafficking Programme managing research, advocacy and projects to eliminate human trafficking and forced labour in supply chains in the UK and Europe. She frequently provides expert witness statements in British Courts in modern slavery cases and in 2007 founded, with two barristers, the UK Trafficking Law and Policy Forum, an educational think-tank on human trafficking and related issues. She also represent the organization in various forums, including the Home Office Joint Strategic Group on Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery. Since 2009 she has acted as the programme adviser for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation Forced LabourProgramme. She was also a specialist contributor of Human Trafficking Handbook: Recognising Trafficking and Modern-Day Slavery in the UK, ChandranP.ed, Lexis Nexis, 2011, with chapters on forced labour and on compensation for victims of modern day slavery.
MsSkrivankova has held numerous expert appointments internationally. She has been an expert on human trafficking with the Council of Europe since 2005 and became a member of the EU Experts Group on Trafficking in Human Beings in 2008, advising the European Commission. Between 2010-2013 she was a trustee on the board of the UN Voluntary Trust Fund for Victims of Trafficking and 2009-2013 on the board of the UN Voluntary Trust Fund on Contemporary Forms of Slavery.

Milena Stateva, PhD in Sociology, Cert.TIHR(P3C) is Senior Researcher and Consultant at the Tavistock Institute (TIHR). She deploys rigour from social and political thought, British psychoanalysis, group relations, critical and deconstructive theory, phenomenology and qualitative research in sociology. Her recent work supports those working on vulnerability and trauma across differences – to empower parents through diversity, to understand Roma as a trans-national minority, to unblock and help self-regulate the work of mental health practitioners, to work with systemic blockages surrounding welcoming migrants and more widely migration. Prior to joining the Institute, she worked at UK and Bulgarian universities, and Animus Association which is a founding member of the La Stradanetwork. Milena coordinated the TIHR research team in the ReSAurSE project, which had a key responsibility to lead methodologically on the qualitative research with a view of ensuring coherency and consistency across teams.

Laura Stock is a Researcher/Consultant at the Tavistock Institute of Human Relations. Shebringsexperienceofworkingwithdisadvantagedandtraumatisedgroupsonissuesincluding mental health, asylum and refugees, child poverty, family separation, domestic violence, and preventing violent extremism, follow in gqualifications in social anthropologyandhumanrightstheoryandpractice.

Maria João Guia é autora de uma tese sobre ‘Imigração, Crime Violento e Crimigração’, emfase de finalização do Doutoramento na Universidade de Coimbra em “Direito, Justiça e Cidadania no Séc. XXI”. Publicou dois livros sobre Imigração e Crime (2008 e 2010), co-editou o livro “Social Control and Justice- Crimmigration in the Age of Fear” (livro nomeado para o Stein Rokkan Prize, 2013 ECPR) e foi organizadora do livro “A Emergência da ‘Crimigração’”, ambos publicados em 2012. É editora e co-editora de novaspublicaçõespara a Springer: “The Illegal Business of Human Trafficking”, “Immigration, Detention, Risk and Human Rights”, entre outras em curso. Investigadora Associada do Centro de Direitos Humanos da Faculdade de Direito da Universidade de Coimbra.Em 2012 foi galardoada com uma bolsa do programa Ryoichi Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund (SYLFF), pelas suas capacidades de liderança e de organização de projetos académicos. A redeinternacional CINETS – Crimmigration Control International Net of Studies, ( que dinamiza, tem sidouma das suasprioridadesacadémicas.É assistente convidada do Mestrado em Criminologia e da Licenciatura em Direito do Instituto Superior Bissaya Barreto, em Coimbra. Professora profissionalizada, tem sido convidada para a organização de conferências, painéis, workshops, seminários, jornadas, cursos de formação, aulas, grupos de debate, internacionais e nacionais, orientando e co-orientandoteses de mestrado, doutorandos e pós-doutorandos nas linhas temáticas em que trabalha: Imigração e Crime; ‘Crimigração’ e Criminalização da imigração; Tráfico de pessoas e Direitos das vítimas; Criminalidade violenta e Reclusão; Criminalização da pobreza e acesso à justiça; Imigração ilegal/irregular e Direitos dos imigrantes.
É membro de várias Sociedades nacionais e internacionais (American Law and Society Association, American Society of Criminology, European Society of Criminology, Associação Portuguesa de Sociologia, The Border Crossing Observatory) e membro de vários projetos de investigação nacionais e internacionais.

Korina Hatzinikolaou is a Developmental Psychologist at the Department of Mental Health and Social Welfare, Institute of Child Health, specializing in infancy development and infancy research. She is also Lecturer of Developmental Psychopathology, Department of Preschool Education, TheAristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.
She read Psychology at the University of Crete, Greece, and she received her PhD in Psychology from Winnicott Research Unit, School of Psychology, University of Reading, UK. She has lectured Developmental Psychology and Developmental Psychopathology in higher education institutions in Brazil and in Greece and she has conducted research on mother-infant interaction, infant empathy, postnatal depression, child abuse and neglect, among others. She is trained on Video Interaction Guidance and works with it in a prevention and early intervention context.

Dr. Luminita Druga is Senior Lecturer, Head of the Department of Roumanian Language and Literature, Faculty of Letters, “VasileAlecsandri” University of Bacau, Romania.Research interests: history of roumanian language, toponymie, onomastic: history of roumanian language, anthropolinguistique, onomasiology. Lumini?aDruga was awarded a PhD in Phylology in 2004, by the Faculty of Letters, „AlexandruIoanCuza” University from Iasi, Romania. She published several academic books on roumanian language. She is member of AROSS (Roumanian Association of Semiotic Studies). She is the project manager for Roumania in ReSAurSE (Reviewing social auditing practices to combat exploitative brokering in Southern Europe).

Dr. Bogdan Patrut is an associate professor of computer science at “VasileAlecsandri” University of Bacau, Romania. His domains of interest/research are computer science applied to social and political sciences and multi-agent systems applied to accounting education. He is also interested in human trafficking issues and in social media challenges in the new academic environment. He published or edited more than 25 books on programming, algorithms, artificial intelligence, interactive education, and social media. He is also a software developer in EduSoft Ltd., where he developed software for various projects, like ReSAurSE (Reviewing social auditing practices to combat exploitative brokering in Southern Europe).

Dr. Monica Patrut is Senior Lecturer of social and political science at “VasileAlecsandri” University of Bacau, Romania. Her domains of research are political communication, political marketing, social media in politics and education, and human trafficking issues. She published several academic books on applying information technology in educational, social and political topics. In addition, she wrote papers published in international journals (Public Relations Review, Journal of Media Research, SferaPoliticii) or presented at international conferences on political sciences. She is researcher in European projects like ReSAurSE (Reviewing social auditing practices to combat exploitative brokering in Southern Europe), Europe Direct, and BeEUPart.

Dr. Nadia-Nicoleta Morarasu is a Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Letters of „Vasile Alecsandri” University of Bacau, Romania. She holds an MA in Sciences of Languages and Communication and a PhD in Philology in 2007, by the Faculty of Letters, „AlexandruIoanCuza” University from Iasi, Romania. In addition to teaching courses related to different branches of Linguistics and Stylistics, she is involved in transdisciplinary and interdisciplinary research activities on name and identity studies. She is also specialized in scientific and technical translations, providing support to other colleagues in coping with language barriers.

Professor Clara Cruz Santos Lecture on Social Work Graduation and Master on the Coimbra University. Researcher associated of CES-NOVA Centre of Researcher From Nova University of Lisbon. Coordinator of European Project “Reviewing Social auditing Practices to combat exploitative brokering practices in southern Europa” in partnership with UK, Greece, Italy and Romaine.
She has published 3 books in the area of social intervention and social risk and 8 articles in international journals with peer review and 10 articles in national journals in national journals with blind review. Her main research interest relates with children and families in social risk and forensic social work related with migration and trafficking human being.

Rita Moreira Licenciatura em Psicologia pela FPCEUP (1999/2000). Colaboradora da APF Norte desde 2007. Técnica de desenvolvimento no Projecto CAIM – Projecto piloto em Portugal sobre tráfico para fins de exploração sexual financiado pela Iniciativa Comunitária EQUAL, responsável pela revisão dos dois manuais resultantes: Sinalização, Identificação e Integração de mulheres vítimas de tráfico para fins de exploração sexual (que tem como anexo o modelo para implementação de Centro de Acolhimento e Protecção a mulheres vítimas de tráfico) e Kit de Formação. Psicóloga do Centro de Acolhimento e Protecção a mulheres vítimas de TSH e seus filhos menores e da Equipa Multidisciplinar nacional entre 2008 e 2010. Actualmente, Coordenadora da Equipa Multidisciplinar Regional do Norte para a assistência e protecção a vítimas de TSH.

Catarina Braga É perita associada da Organização Internacional do Trabalho no Escritório de Lisboa. Entre 2010 e 2014 foi secretária-geral do Conselho Económico e Social de Portugal e entre 2007 e 2010 trabalhou como assessora no Parlamento Europeu em Bruxelas no âmbito da Comissão do Emprego e Assuntos Sociais. Licenciou-se em Economia pela Nova Schoolof Business andEconomicsem 1999 e concluiu um Master en Políticas Públicas y Socialesna Universitat Pompeu Fabraem Barcelona em 2007. Iniciou actividade profissional no sector privado em 1999 tendo trabalhado até 2003 em relação com investidores e entre 2003 e 2005 em banca de investimentos. Entre 2012 e 2013 efectuou formação pós-graduada na Escola Nacional de Saúde Pública da Universidade Nova de Lisboa. Em 2005 e em 2006 frequentou o Fall Institute in Health Policy and Management da Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Em 1998 estudou na SchoolofEconomicsda ErasmusUniversiteit Rotterdam como bolseira do programa de intercâmbio Erasmus. Colaborou em várias publicações no contexto de temas europeus bem como em imprensa especializada na área financeira.

Constança Urbano de Sousa Licenciada em Direito pela Faculdade de Direito da Universidade de Coimbra e Doutorada em Direito pela Universidade do Sarre, na Alemanha. É Professora Associada na Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa e no Instituto de Ciências Policiais e Segurança Interna. Foi Professora Convidada da Faculdade de Direito da Universidade Nova de Lisboa, onde lecionou Direito dos Estrangeiros. É investigadora integrada no Ratio Legis e colaboradora do CEDIS. Desde 1999, é membro nacional da Rede Odysseus, uma rede académica de estudos jurídicos europeus na área do asilo e imigração, coordenada pela Universidade Livre de Bruxelas. É Professora Convidada do Curso pós-graduado em Direito da Investigação Criminal e da Prova, da Faculdade de Direito de Lisboa, bem como do Curso de Verão e do Curso de Pós-Graduação em Direito Europeu de Imigração e Asilo da Universidade Livre de Bruxelas. Faz parte do painel de avaliadores de projetos de investigação científica nos domínios das ciências sociais e humanas financiados pelo 7.º Programa Quadro da UE de apoio à investigação científica e pelo Horizon 2020. É membro do Conselho Científico da Revista de Investigação Criminal e Ciências Criminais e Forenses. É perita da Comissão Europeia e do Comité das Regiões da União Europeia. Entre setembro de 2006 e setembro de 2012 coordenou o núcleo Justiça e Assuntos Internos da Representação Permanente de Portugal junto da União Europeia. Durante a Presidência portuguesa do Conselho da União Europeia (1.º semestre de 2007) presidiu ao Comité Estratégico Imigração, Fronteiras e Asilo. Foi assessora do Ministro de Estado e da Administração Interna (2005-2006) e do Ministro da Administração Interna (2000 a 2002). É autora de uma vasta bibliografia em domínios relevantes do espaço de liberdade, segurança e justiça da UE, em especial do direito de imigração, com dezenas de publicações, no país e no estrangeiro e tem cerca de uma centena de comunicações em colóquios, conferencias e seminários, no país e no estrangeiro.

Rita Penedo Rita Penedo, Licenciada em Sociologia, com pós-graduação em Crime, Violência e Segurança Interna. Trabalhou no Centro de Estudos em Sociologia e no Instituto de Ciências Sociais (investigação académica), antes de ingressar em 2006 na Direção-Geral de Administração Interna, no primeiro projeto nacional sobre tráfico de pessoas, e no Observatório do Tráfico de Seres Humanos, ambos do Ministério da Administração Interna, onde se tornou consultora em 2010, tendo igualmente assumido a função de ponto de contacto junto da Rede Europeia de Prevenção da Criminalidade. Em 2009 foi convidada pelo Departamento de Estado norte-americano para uma visita de estudo de 3 semanas aos Estados Unidos no âmbito do Tráfico de Seres Humanos. Já pertenceu à Direção da Associação Portuguesa de Sociologia. É autora e coautora de várias publicações nacionais e estrangeiras sobre Tráfico de Seres Humanos. Desde Agosto de 2013 assume as funções de Chefe de Equipa do Observatório do Tráfico de Seres Humanos.

Rita Bessa Rita Bessa licenciada em Psicologia Social. Desde 2007 colabora com a Associação Portuguesa de Apoio à Vítima desempenha atualmente funções como Gestora do Gabinete de Apoio à Vítima, Directora Técnica do Centro de Acolhimento e Protecção (CAP SUL) para mulheres vítimas de tráfico de seres humanos e crianças e Coordenadora do Pólo de Formação do Algarve. Assegurou a Gestão de Projetoscofinanciados na região do Algarve (2008-2013) na área do Tráfico de Seres Humanos e frequentou cursos de formação na área da Vitimologia e tem experiência formativa na área do tráfico de seres humanos, violência doméstica, violência no namoro e igualdade de género.

Dr. Elena Nechita is Associate Professor within the Department of Mathematics, Informatics and Educational Sciences, Faculty of Sciences, Vice Rector for research and international relations. Member of the European Mathematical Society (since 2009) and of the International Institute of Informatics and Systemics (since 2008). Elena Nechita was awarded a PhD in Computer Science in 2000, by the Faculty of Informatics, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University from Iasi, Romania. She teaches the courses: Computer Assisted Instruction, Database Management Systems and Artificial Intelligence at undergraduate level, Applications of Artificial Intelligence for the MSc students. She was member of several project such as: Hybrid Complex Medical Systems, ComplexMediSys—Bilateral agreement between Romania and Slovacia (2010); Electronic Health Records for the Next Generation of Medical Decision Support in Romanian and Bulgarian National Healthcare Systems (NextGenElectroMedSupport)—Bilateral agreement between Bulgaria and Romania (2010); Her research domain focuses on artificial intelligence models for solving complex problems, and on efficient use of ICT in learning.

Sarai Chisala is a legal researcher and writer. Trained as a lawyer, Sarai has gone on to specialise in human rights and democratisation in Africa as well as, women’s and gender studies. Her areas of research include HIV/AIDS and the law; women’s rights; gender-based violence, trafficking in Human Beings, Migration, and Human Rights. As an expert legal consultant she has conducted in-depth research and writing on various aspects of law and society. Her current research foci are new forms of human trafficking as well as particular groups of vulnerable migrants within the European Union. Although currently based in Portugal, Sarai is completing her doctoral studies through the University of Cape Town and has recently founded EmGENDER (, a collaborative research network for researchers working on gender justice and gender equality in Malawi.

Nicolette Christina Rabevazaha is a member of Together Strong- the self-organisationof victims of human trafficking at FairWork (Netherlands).Christina’s desire for a new life encouraged her to begin a new adventure as an au pair in Amsterdam. She dreamed of discovering new horizons, however she ended up in an unfortunate situation that lasted two and a half years.She was abused and exploited for a year by her employer – to such an extreme point that she started to believe she was just an object destined to satisfy the needs of her boss. She experienced pain, sickness, and helplessness but was restrained by fear and confusion. She could not defend herself nor felt she had the right to a life of her own as the idea to leave the situation did not enter her mind.During this time, she was enslaved by the chains of modern slavery, both physically and psychologically – intimidation, manipulation, emotional blackmail. Her humanity was taken from her. There is good news. Christina is now trying to live a normal life. She is taking a stand to create public awareness by bringing attention to her life story and using it to give other victims hope and help for change in their live.She is passionate about helping poor, abused women and aims to reach out to wherever needed and help bring a positive change in people’s lives in whatever way she can contribute.

Romaike Zuidema works with FairWork, a Dutch NGO that fights human trafficking from a victim-centred approach. Empowering victims has always been the key note of FairWork. Romaike carries out trainings with different stakeholders like police officers and social workers in the Netherlands. Her main goal is to share FairWork expertise on ways to approach victims. The way they cope with this traumatic event varies from person to person. It is important for stakeholders to realize this, so they can adapt their assistance accordingly. Romaike is also involved in teaching communication skills to victims and Together Strong, the self organization of victims of human trafficking. Prior to her work with FairWork she worked as a researcher at the University of Amsterdam. Her mantra: being imperfect is a joint human experience.

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