The final conference of the COST ProsPol action will take place in Copenhagen, Denmark at AAlborg University between 29th-31st March 2017. This vibrant conference event entitled ‘Displacing Sex for Sale’ has a diverse and lively program of academics from a range of disciplines who will come together with sex worker organisations, policy makers and others to reflect on sex work and sex work policy in Europe and Beyond. The Beyond the Gaze team will be participating presenting findings from our participatory action research project in two separate panels, one of these panels ‘Sex Work in the Digital age’ is being coordinated and Chaired by Professor Teela Sanders (University of Leicester) from Beyond the Gaze. We are really looking forward to presenting alongside other researchers in that panel. Professor Jane Scoular (University of Strathclyde) from Beyond the Gaze sits on the organising committee for ProsPol and has been involved in many of the actions events.
For information about the program go to; http://www.en.cgs.aau.dk/research/conferences/displacing-sex-for-sale/scientific-programme/ For information about registration go to; http://www.en.cgs.aau.dk/research/conferences/displacing-sex-for-sale/registration-and-fees/
COST ProsPol is ‘Comparing European Prostitution Policies: Understanding Scales and Cultures of Governance’ and aims to exchange, enhance and compare knowledge about prostitution policies across Europe. ProsPol provides an innovative platform of exchange to enhance understanding of how concepts, policies and practices transfer across national cultures and local contexts, and the implications this has for knowledge exchange and coordination in this field. By offering insight into the empirical effects and contexts of various regulatory regimes, the Action seeks to inform future prostitution research and policy, including comparative work between different prostitution policy regimes. For more info go to: http://prospol.eu/is1209/