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Tuesday, April 26, 2022

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19 April 2022 to 06 May 2022

The overall objective of the training activity is to enhance the knowledge of law enforcement officials on the impact of the digital technology on the modus operandi of human traffickers, to improve their digital skills to identify victims and to detect and investigate cases of trafficking in human beings.

The course is targeting practitioners and will have a strong focus on the detection and investigation of human trafficking committed online, including dedicated sessions on the use of OSINT and tracking digital money flows.

The learning process highlights a learner-centred approach and will accommodate interactive, participatory and practical orientated principles. The active contribution of the learner is key and all participants are expected to be ready and open to share their experience.
The activity involves didactic learning through online presentations by subject matter experts, virtual interactive work. The learners will need to exchange ideas with other participants virtually and complete small tasks/assignments, then share the results of these tasks between each other and debate them collectively. Moreover, preparatory assignments will be given to prepare for the activity. The course will include both pre-course and post course activities to prologue the learning process.

Participants are expected to study around 2 hours per day during this period in order to be able to complete the activity. While there is a flexibility and learners can progress at their own pace, they shall be available for completing the course tasks and follow the course continuously, on a daily basis.

A couple of scheduled/synchronous events are foreseen where learners are all recommended to attend, such as the kick off webinar delivered on day 1.

The course will be held entirely in English, therefore it is essential that nominated officials possess appropriate language skills (at least B2 level). The entire activity will be carried out online on CEPOL’s Law Enforcement Education Platform (LEEd), hence the physical presence of participants will not be required.


Nomination:

In case you are interested to attend, please contact your local CEPOL National Unit / CEPOL National Contact Point as soon as possible. Deadline for nominations by CEPOL National Units: 21 March 2022.

Selected participants have to be registered to CEPOL's online Law Enforcement Education platform LEEd where the online activity will take the place.


 
26 April 2022

The ultimate goal of most criminals committing serious crimes is financial gain. Offshore tax havens unfortunately provide a comfortable solution for criminals to hide their illegal revenues. Criminals often invest their earnings into real estates by the use of their offshore based structures (shell companies, trusts, limited liability companies) at a later stage of money laundering. Great part of these real estates are purchased in the homeland of the criminal groups. This is quite logical, as criminals know the real estate situation in their own country the best, they wish to benefit personally from these investments and want the assets to remain in hand.

The Dutch Tax and Customs authority launched a project to map and analyse offshore investments in the Netherlands in order to identify investments of organised crime groups. The project proactively searched for potential criminal assets by assessing top investments with offshore background. This initiative had been concluded and the key players behind the project implementation from the Dutch Anti-Money Laundering Centre will share their experience during this webinar. The contributing colleagues will describe the approach and logic of the project, the analysis steps they followed, the beneficial profiling techniques and tools. Moreover they will share their first-hand experience on how such a project could work, what sort of officers you need for such an initiative, which databases you could use, how the project could be further developed, what is possible and what are the limitations of such an enterprise.

Law enforcement often limits its activity to reactive money-laundering investigations when at least the suspicion of predicate offence/money laundering activity is established. This project is an example of a proactive approach how state authorities (police, customs, tax…) should look for indicators of criminal infiltration into the legal economy.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Contact

Office address

European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Training
1066 Budapest
Ó utca 27
Hungary

Correspondence address

European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Training
1903 Budapest
Pf.314
Hungary

Email address

Telephone: +36 1 803 8030/8031

Fax: +36 1 803 8032

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