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February 2020

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05 February 2020

The objective of this webinar is to:

  • Describe International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) operational approaches to prevent and interdict NPS, synthetic opioids and precursors.
  • Recognise existing INCB global communication tools.
  • Enhance governments’ capacity to counter trafficking of dangerous substances that are not controlled internationally.
 
06 February 2020

The overall objective of this webinar is to enhance knowledge on the added value of Anti-Money Laundering Operational Network (AMON) that connects law enforcement anti-money laundering units and facilitates cross-border financial investigations.

AMON is global and increasing network of anti-money laundering investigators that aims to support the related international cooperation of financial investigators. The webinar will share knowledge on the services of the AMON Permanent Secretariat being hosted by Europol and will demonstrate how the network can effectively facilitate the investigation of international money laundering cases. Knowledge will be shared through the presentation of past cases by a Europol and a French anti-money laundering practitioner showing both the EU institutional and the national perspective of using AMON services. Besides the concrete case studies the methods of intelligence exchange, the contact channels, the intelligence support Europol can provide, will also be debated alongside the working practice and the capacity of AMON.

 
07 February 2020

Upon completion of the activity the participants will be able to list tools, activities and resources from the CEPOL ‘Activity Image’ template on the learning management system (LMS) to be incorporated effectively in a training context. Attendees who are organising CEPOL activities will be able to find support on the use of the CEPOL LMS. For this webinar we will focus on changes to the Activity Image and demonstration of the good practices. For general explanation of the Activity Image, please watch the recorded webinar on “Activity Image 11”.

 
 
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12 February 2020

To provide information to prospective exchangees and their National Exchange Coordinators on the 2020 CEPOL Exchange Programme.

 
13 February 2020

The Vigorali case involved the trafficking and distribution of unregulated pharmaceuticals amounting to serious commercial fraud; deception of the public, illegal use of the internet and online banking, leading to money laundering, all facilitated by transnational organised criminal networks. The unregulated pharmaceuticals distribution network was based on internet commerce with a ring of approximately 50 web-sites allowing payment by credit card. In the Vigorali Case, the contribution of both Europol and Eurojust was essential to understand the scope and scale of criminal operations and then to coordinate operations, the execution of mutual legal assistance requests which were also propaedeutic to the successful organisation of the “Day of Action”.

 
14 February 2020

The aim of the webinar is to raise awareness of CEPOL and the training opportunities/tools that it offers to law enforcement personnel and promote a European law enforcement training culture (for Greek native speakers).

 
 
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18 February 2020

The Dreambox case deals with investigations on a complex criminal scheme aimed at providing commercial premises, mainly pubs and sport clubs, with illegal pay tv subscription programmes that were fraudulently allowing owners to show sport content to customers in their premises at the detriment of legitimate stakeholders. The case is interesting not only for the criminal scheme in itself and for the progressive evolution of the defendants modus operandi, but especially for the successful prosecutorial strategy that focused on bringing charges for conspiracy to defraud rather than on intellectual property rights infringements. The sentences imposed demonstrate the severity of the nature and scale of the fraud. Defendant 1 SK was sentenced to seven years and four months of imprisonment, Defendant 2 PR was sentenced to imprisonment for a period of six years and four months and Defendant 3 DM to imprisonment for a period of three years and three months.

 
 
 
21 February 2020

Law enforcement participants will have an opportunity to get acquainted with CEPOL’s Exchange Programme, the tools of the LMS, its procedures and how best to utilise them.

 
 
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28 February 2020

The overall objective of this online training event is to enhance knowledge on the added value of Camden Asset-Recovery Inter-Agency Network (CARIN) that connects asset recovery units and facilitates cross-border financial investigations within and outside of the European Union.

CARIN is a network of law enforcement practitioners that facilitates cross-border identification, freezing, seizure and confiscation of the proceeds of crime. CARIN can help investigators, prosecutors, judges, asset recovery specialists to identify and locate criminals assets, clarify the procedures of seizure, confiscation and management of criminal assets abroad. The network that serves as knowledge hub on international asset recovery exists since 2004, its secretariat is hosted and staffed by Europol. The webinar will share knowledge on the services of CARIN in general and will demonstrate via concrete case studies how the network can effectively support the tracing, identification and seizure of criminal assets. Knowledge will be shared through the presentation of past cases by a Europol and a Belgian asset recovery specialist demonstrating both the international and the national perspective of using CARIN services. Criminals shall not enjoy the profit of crime, use CARIN and take back the money from them! Learn with this webinar how you can do that!

 
28 February 2020

Based on his recently published seminal work on the manifold efforts to establish cooperation on police and judicial matters in Europe, Prof. Fijnaut will address in a public lecture the various stages, achievements and challenges for the transformations in this area, which have taken place until the current days. Questions and comments can be put forward in the second part of the live session.

Dr. Fijnaut is a Professor Emeritus of Criminology and Criminal Law at Erasmus University Rotterdam, KU Leuven and Tilburg University. He is a leading expert on the transatlantic history of criminology, the containment of organised crime and terrorism, comparative criminal procedure and police law, and the history of policing in Europe and the Low Countries.

In this webinar, the following points will be elaborated:

  • The debate surrounding police and judicial cooperation in the European Union can be criticised for focussing too much on certain forms of cooperation or on specific problems. It lacks as a result, a thorough overview of what has been achieved in this area since the Maastricht Treaty. In contrast to the disjointed and mostly secret cooperation between police and judicial services in Europe prior to 1993, the current regime has established a coherent and transparent system within the EU that can only be described as something like peaceful revolution. The presenter aims to portray this development in light of the EU-wide political action programmes (the Brussels Programme, the Tampere Programme, the Hague Programme and the Stockholm Programme) which were drafted in concurrence with all major changes to the constitutional relations within the EU.
  • This programmatic approach makes it possible to present in a clear manner the imposing array of police and judicial agencies, facilities and networks (Europol, Schengen Information System, Eurojust, European Arrest Warrant, etc.) created through democratic processes with the aim of ensuring the security of the citizens of the EU.
  • In particular, the problems concerning the control of internal and external borders and with respect to the containment of terrorism demonstrate that this system urgently needs to be reinforced. It is ironic that the Brexit negotiations demonstrate the importance of the current system of police and judicial cooperation in the EU: the United Kingdom would like to keep the great benefits of a number of its crucial components.

The webinar is intended to be interactive and participants can share questions in advance on CEPOL’s social media channels or submit them during the session (chat-log).

PROGRAMME:

  1. Introduction by Dr. Detlef Nogala, Research & Knowledge Management Officer, CEPOL
  2. Presentation by the author Prof. Dr. Cyrille Fijnaut, Tilburg University
  3. Question and Answer session Moderator: Prof. Dr. Toine Spapens, Tilburg University

Online-access is public for up to 1000 participants, but requires registration and confirmation by CEPOL.

APPLY HERE

 
 

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