Our knowledge of irregular migration facilitation is often plagued with fragmented perspectives on the socio-cultural dynamics of the migratory journey, the facilitator-traveler relationship and their community dimensions. Simultaneously, there is a growing corpus of empirical and critical work on the facilitation or brokerage of irregular migration within migration regimes that deserves to be fostered and strengthened. With that goal in mind we invite abstracts on the theme of irregular migration/ human mobility facilitation for an international workshop to be held on April 7-8, 2016 at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy. We seek critical and empirical engagements on the topic of the facilitation and brokerage of irregular migration as witnessed regionally and comparatively. Please submit a 200-300 word abstract to smugglingworkshop@gmail.com by November 15th, 2015. In the meanwhile, questions can be addressed to the organizers, Luigi Achilli at the European University Institute (Luigi.Achilli@eui.edu) and Gabriella Sanchez at the University of Texas at El Paso (gesanchez4@utep.edu).