Conference in Copenhagen 2017

: 2016-06-21

 

To mark the end of its four-year activities, COST Action Prospol will host an international conference in Copenhagen on Displacing sex for sale. The conference will take place on March 29th, 30th and 31st 2017. Here is the Call for Papers: http://prospol.eu/is1209/index.php/files/download/187

For more information please check also our conference website.

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Next Action Meeting in Zagreb

: 2016-06-21

The next Action meeting will take place in Zagreb, Croatia on September 19th, 20th and 21st 2016.

The meeting will include a number of open events - click on 'read more' to register

 

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New STSMs Call for Applications

: 2016-06-20

The call for short-term mobility grants to support research and collaborations on prostitution and sex work has now closed. Thank you for your interest!

 

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ProsPol features on COST's website

: 2016-06-02

A different take on prostitution could improve policy effects locally

Taking a closer look at prostitution could improve the real-life impact of European policies on sex work, a network of researchers points out. 

http://www.cost.eu/media/cost_stories/different-take-on-prostitution-policy-effects

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Iztok Sori's STSM

: 2016-06-01
Iztok, hosted by Lorraine Nencel from  Vrije University carried out research on the sex worker's  movement in the Netherlands with the aim of building knowledge to share with Slovenian sex worker activists. Read the report to find out more.

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Merel Van Mansom's STSM

: 2016-06-01
Ulla Manns, Professor in Gender Studies from Södertörn University hosted Merel Van Mansom Sweden to conduct a short term scientific mission in Sweden. Merel carried out archival research on the feminist movement in the 1970s and 1980s. She also conducted interviews with key informants of several feminist movements 1970s, 1980s and 1990s.  Read the full report.

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Summer News Update

: 2016-05-17

Read most recent news from members of ProsPol COST Action. 

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Alexander Kondakov's successful STSM

: 2016-04-28
Alexander was awarded a STSM to expand theoretical perspectives on regulation of sex work in Russia through work in socio-legal library of the International Institute for the Sociology of Law (IISL) in Onati. 

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Ivana Radacic's successful STSM

: 2016-04-28
Dr Ivana Radačić was awarded a STSM to conduct research into the role of the sex workers’ movement (as represented by the New Zealand Prostitute Collective - NZPC) in development of the New Zealand legislative model. 

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Successful Prospol meeting in Slovenia attracts national media attention

: 2016-04-02
Media reports in Slovenia

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Video podcasts of ProsPol's recent roundtable

: 2016-04-01
Video podcasts available of Prospol’s recent rountable on ‘Prostitution in Central and Eastern Europe and the Balkans

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Press Release Ljubljana Meeing

: 2016-03-14

STSM CALL DEADLINE 11TH MARCH

: 2016-03-04

ProsPol invites applications for Short-Term Scientific Missions (STSM): these are mobility grants aimed at supporting research and at fostering collaborations on prostitution and sex work research. The grants are available to both Prospol members and to others, non-Prospol members, whose work is relevant to the scope of Prospol. 

The STSM will need to take place between 16th March 2016 and 30th April 2016.

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Prospol Sponsors OpenDemocracy series on 'Sex workers speak. Who listens?’

: 2016-03-03
Prospol is very proud to support the series 'Sex workers speak. Who listens?’ on Beyond Trafficking and Slavery on OpenDemocracy guest edited by Giulia Garofalo Geymonat and PG Macioti, both member of Prospol’s Work Group 2. Read, comment and let people know about the thought provoking contributions to this unique series: https://www.opendemocracy.net/beyond-slavery-themes/sex-workers-speak

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Hendrik Wagenaar’s Prospol funded mission on collaborative governance in prostitution policy in NZ

: 2016-02-23
Hendrik Wagenaar (University of Sheffield) was hosted by Victoria University, Welligton to produce an in-depth case study of collaborative governance in the domain of prostitution policy in New Zealand.

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January News Update

: 2016-01-26

Action IS1209 Prospol - January 2016 news update

News of events, publications and more from our members.

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Press following Vienna Conference

: 2016-01-17
An interview with Helga Amesberger on prostitution policy debates in Austria

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Prospol meeting in Portugal raises the national debate on the regulation of prostitution

: 2015-12-23
Several newspapers debated prostitution policies in Portugal.

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Press Release of prospol meeting in Porto 21 - 23rd September 2015

: 2015-12-23

STSM Applications 2015/16

: 2015-12-07
The successful STSM applicants 2015/2016. 

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Methods and methodologies in researching the sex trade: Ireland and Croatia considered

: 2015-05-08

The event is hosted by the Moore Institute, NUI Galway (Ireland) and will see the presentations of two ProsPol members Dr. Ivana Radacic, Ivo Pilar Institute, Croatia & Dr. Eilís Ward, Political Science and Sociology, NUI Galway.

The event will take place on May 28th 2015, and emerges from a ProsPol-funded Short Term Scientific Mission

 

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News from our Croatian member

: 2015-05-08

On April 8th 2015 a round table on Models of Regulating Prostitution and the Experiences from Practice was held in Zagreb, Croatia, hosted by the Ivo Pilar Institute of Social Sciences and the Centre for Research on Ethnicity, Citizenship and Migration, and co-organised by ProsPol member Dr Ivana Radačić. It represented a rare opportunity to publicly discuss prostitution and its governance in the country.

 

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Vienna Conference 2015

: 2015-04-13

‘Troubling Prostitution: exploring intersections of sex, intimacy and labour’ 

A conference organised by COST ProsPol (www.prospol.eu) in collaboration with the University of Vienna and the Institute of Conflict Research, Vienna.

The conference took place on 16th - 18th April, Vienna, Austria

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New Book Series with Routledge

: 2015-04-13

Interdisciplinary Studies in Sex for Sale is a new and exciting series emphasising innovative work on the complexities of sex for sale, its practices, the policies designed to regulate it and their effects. It covers both recent and historical developments with an aim to explore multidisciplinary and international perspectives, expand theoretical approaches, and analyse matters which are the subject of controversy and debate in this field.

We welcome submissions of single and co-authored books, as well as edited collections that address sex for sale, its practices and regulation, including those with a focus on: comparative analysis; multi-scalar approaches; methodological perspectives; cultural and economic contexts; and the policies concerned with the regulation of sex for sale.

This series emerges from, and intends to expand the work of the European Concerted Research COST Action IS1209 ‘Comparing European Prostitution Policies: Understanding Scales and Cultures of Governance (ProsPol)’, a European network funded under Horizon 2020 (www.prospol.eu). Please contact: icrow@essex.ac.uk | pates@uni-leipzig.de | m.l.skilbrei@jus.uio.no

 

 

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Sobre prostituion at Casa de las Conchas

: 2014-09-09

ProsPol member Andrea Gutiérrez Garcia, in partnership with the public library 'Casa de las Conchas' organised a series of events from Thursday 11 September - Monday 22 September 2014 to coincide with the fourth COST action meeting. Events included talks by Professor Judith Walkowitz and Dr Magaly Rodriguez and a series of films on prostitution.

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