International Centre for Migration Policy Development

International Centre for Migration Policy Development

The International Centre for Migration Policy Development is an international organisation whose purpose is to promote innovative, comprehensive and sustainable migration policies and to function as a service exchange mechanism for organisations and governments. The organisation has established a reputation for its research on international migration trends and patterns, as well as policies in the wider European context based on comparative analysis.

Albert Kraler is a political scientist and Programme Manager for Research at ICMPD.  His research interests include migration policy in the EU and in comparative perspective, with a particular focus on family migration policies, policy responses to irregular migration, notably regularisation and border control. He has also has worked on migration statistics and broader issues of legal status and citizenship.  Albert is the overall coordinator of the DemandAT project, and as such responsible for the administrative and scientific coordination of the project. In addition, he coordinates the workpackage on government responses to demand and is involved in the research into debates on demand in different forms of trafficking in human beings and research into the role of law enforcement actors.

Almut Bachinger

Almut is a political scientist and Research Officer at ICMPD. Her research foci are on gender and intersectionality, social inequality, labour, care, domestic work and qualitative methodology. She has worked in the fields of domestic work, social services, long-term care and health for several research and implementation projects. Almut started working for the DemandAT Project in May 2015. She is investigating the enforcement of anti-trafficking legislation and relevant labour law by labour inspectorates and comparable agencies in Germany and the Netherlands  feeding into WP11.

Elisa Trossero

Elisa Trossero has a legal background and is Programme Manager of ICMPD’s Anti-trafficking. Her expertise in the field ranges from capacity building, technical assistance and policy development. She has co-authored several publications and articles on anti-trafficking issues and represents ICMPD in international conferences and expert groups. Her work in the DemandAT project focuses on stakeholder interaction and dissemination. In addition, she supports the scientific coordination of the project.

Jimy Perumadan

Jimy Perumadan is Programme Assistant at ICMPD. She has conducted research on domestic workers employed by diplomats and their limited access to justice. She has also worked with trafficked women in Austria and is experienced in victim’s protection and support. Her research interests are human trafficking for labour exploitation and labour migration. On the DemandAT project she will assist in the coordination of the project and provide overall support to the research team.

Madalina Rogoz

Madalina Rogoz is a Research Officer for ICMPD’s Research Department. Her research interests include data gathering and usage of data in anti-trafficking policies as well as policy evaluation with a focus on anti-trafficking policies in the European context. On the DemandAT project she is researching demand in different forms of trafficking in human beings and working a comparative analysis of government responses to trafficking. She is also assisting in the coordination and management of the project overall. WP6 and WP7 in the DemandAT project.

William Huddleston

William Huddleston is a Junior Project Officer in ICMPD’s Anti-Trafficking Programme. William has conducted research on demand for trafficking in human beings and migrant smuggling in Nigeria. Prior to this, William has worked on project and research assignments focusing on trafficking in human beings and irregular migration issues for over 2 years, for ICMPD, the International Organisation for Migration and the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office. The geographic focus of his work on trafficking in human beings has included West Africa, the Middle East and North Africa, South Asia and South-East Europe. His research interests are trafficking in human beings for labour exploitation. On the DemandAT project he has contributed to WP6 and WP7. 

Former team member

Claire Healy is Research Officer for ICMPD’s Anti-Trafficking Programme. Her research interests include child rights in a migration context and combating child trafficking, combating trafficking in human beings, particularly for exploitation through begging, protecting vulnerable migrants, migration history and anti-racism. She is investigating demand in trafficking for exploitation in begging and criminal activities and conducting a comparative country analysis of government responses to trafficking in Brazil, Italy and Nigeria. Claire worked on DemandAT until December 2014

Former team member

Maegan Hendow is a Research Officer for ICMPD’s Research Department. Her research interests include human rights at borders, with a focus on Europe and the United States, as well as the use of new technologies at borders. Her work on the DemandAT project focuses on government responses to demand for trafficking in human beings. Meagan worked on DemandAT until December 2014.

Mariyana Radeva Berket

Former team member

Mariyana is a Project Manager at the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD), where she has been working with the Anti-Trafficking Competence Centre for over eight years, focusing on anti-trafficking policies in the wider European region. Her interests include labour migration and trafficking in human beings for labour exploitation, a topic on which she has co-authored several publications. Within the DemandAT project, she works on WP11, exploring the role of labour inspection services.  Mariyana worked on DemandAT until April 2015.