Moderated by: Daniel Petrick, Senior Editor @ K2.0
Deprived of their voices, bodies and places, that is the story of migrants, a story rarely told.
According to Europol’s chief of staff, Brian Donald, no less than 10,000 migrant children have gone missing in Europe. It is feared that some of them fell in the hands of drug gangs, human traffickers, or were sold into the sex industry. Others may have travelled to family or friends in Europe without reporting it. They have all but disappeared.
And their story risks disappearing, if it were not for documentation.
Adriana Homolova, a data journalist, and her colleagues from Lost in Europe seek to recover the stories of migrants, with a focus on missing children. Lost in Europe consists of a team of investigative journalists from the Netherlands, Belgium, Italy, Germany, France, Greece and the UK, who are collaborating to find out what has happened to the disappeared children in Europe.
In this Volume Up edition, Adriana will share with us her experience with documenting migration, will give us tips on data collection on the issue, and will speak on the importance of documenting these experiences so that the world sees, understands and acts.
About the speaker:
Adriana Homolova is a Slovak born Netherlands-based data journalist. She specializes in the collection and making sense of (very large) excel tables. In the past, she has worked mainly for Dutch newsrooms: Investico (investigative journalism), One World (human rights and environment) and Pointer (data newsroom in public broadcast). Since 2020 she has been involved as a data specialist in various cross border projects at the OCCRP, Arena for Journalism in Europe and Lost in Europe. She is also a data skills trainer. In 2021, she collected and analysed data on missing migrant minors from 30 European countries.