No Time to Waste! Synergies and Strategies to Tackle Waste Crime

Conference_thumbnailRegistration is now open for the final conference of the DOTCOM Waste and BLOCKWASTE projects, entitled “No Time to Waste! Synergies and strategies to tackle waste crime“. The event will take place on 23 November 2017, at Representation of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, Rue Montoyer / Montoyerstraat 47, Brussels, Belgium. Secure your free place today!

The key note addresses will be delivered by:

  • Marina de Gier, Chair of the IMPEL Working Group of TFS
  • David Ellero,Business Manager in O2-B Operations Economic Property and Crime unit. EUROPOL

Guest speakers and panelists include:

  • Anne Brosnan, ENPE
  • Prof. Luc Lavrysen, EUFJE
  • Marina de Gier, IMPEL
  • Ioana Botezatu, INTERPOL
  • David Ellero, EUROPOL
  • Roux Raath, WCO
  • Anne Brosnan, President of ENPE
  • Ieva Rucevska, GRID Arendal
  • Terhi Kankaanranta, BlockWaste
  • Federico Magalini DOTCOM Waste
  • Professor Ernesto Savona, BlockWaste
  • Jarmo Houtsonen, BlockWaste

Participants: Professionals and decision makers involved in targeting waste crime such as regulators including EC representatives and European Parliament members,environmental authorities, law enforcement agencies, other stakeholders and researchers.


The DOTCOM Waste project increases the capabilities of law enforcement agencies, customs, port authorities, environmental agencies, prosecutors and judges to fight cross-border waste crime. The project provides pragmatic training materials and tools and organizes webinars and face to face training sessions to help key stakeholders to integrate good practices into their day-to-day operations.

The BlockWaste project identifies illegal operating practices relating to waste trading and shipments, and estimates the amount of illegal earnings made in the waste sector. It also analyses legislation in order to identify needs for amendments to better expose and prevent criminal activity.

Both projects share the overall aims of intensifying international collaboration and identifying threats and risks associated with illegal waste shipments in order to support strategic planning and thereby better prevent cross-border waste crime.

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