Next Action Meeting in Zagreb

: 2016-06-21    : Isabel


The next Prospol Action meeting will take place in Zagreb, Croatia, on September 19th, 20th and 21st 2016. The meeting will include a number of open events.

If you wish to attend any of them, email Izabela Hutchins - - to book a place, specifying which event(s) you are going to attend:


1. Monday 19th September 2016, from 2.30 to 6 pm:

Plenary session with Susan Dewey (University of Wyoming, USA), on ‘Ethical Sex Work Research: Engaging Practicalities, Crafting Possibilities’, followed by four short commentaries by Stef Adriaenssens (KU Leuven), Isabel Crowhurst (University of Essex), Lorraine Nencel (Vrije University Amsterdam) and Paul Ryan (Maynooth University).

Location Institute of Social Sciences Ivo Pilar, Trg Marka Marulića 19 (


2. Tuesday 20th September 2016, from 4.30 to 6pm

Triple book launch: Jane Scoular will present her new book The Subject of Prostitution (Routledge); Julia O'Connell Davidson will present her new book Modern Slavery: the Margins of Freedom (Palgrave), and Lilian Mathieu will present his new book La Sociologie de la Prostitution (La Decouverte).

Location: Faculty of Political Science, Lepušićeva 6 (


3. Tuesday 20th September 2016, from 8.15pm

Documentary screening: 

Made with a lot of passion and subtle humor by Dana Budisavljević,  award winning Zagreb-based producer and director, Straight A's is a documentary about Lidija Šunjerga, a Croatian woman who moved to Amsterdam at the age of 19, worked there as a sex worker for 15 years and then returned home, facing numerous challenges. More information available at:

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the director Dana Budisavljević

Location Multimedia institute (MaMa:, Preradoviceva 18


4. Wednesday 21st September 2016, from 10am to 12pm

Panel discussion on Croatian prostitution policies

The panel will discuss Croatian prostitution policies, their implementation and effects on the sex workers' lives. It will be attended by Ivana Radačić, who will give an overview of Croatian policy and legislative framework on prostitution, judge Branka Žigante, who will give an overview of judicial practices of the High Misdemeanour Court, a senior police officer (TBC) from the Organised Crime Department, who will give an overview of prostitution markets, statistics and police work, Professor Štulhofer who will talk about his research on the risk of STDs for female sex workers, and an activist who will discuss the consequences of Croatian prostitution policies on the lives of sex workers.

Location Institute of Social Sciences Ivo Pilar, Trg Marka Marulića 19 (


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