Online Course 5/2021: Money Laundering

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Online Course 5/2021: Money Laundering
Date: 
12 April 2021 to 30 April 2021
Organiser: 
CEPOL
Description: 

The overall objective of the training activity is to enhance knowledge on the application of financial investigative techniques in combating serious crime.

The learning strategy is focused to enhance the capacity of European law enforcement officers to integrate financial investigations into general crime investigations. The activity will focus on sharing knowledge on money laundering typologies and demonstrating good national practices of the integration of financial investigations into various kind of serious crime – investigation – cases. A separate module will concentrate on the added value of cross-border cooperation instruments (Europol, Eurojust, CARIN, AMON and similar).

Topics will encompass the offshore challenge, cash collection networks, trade-based money laundering practices, money laundering techniques via virtual currencies or underground banking as well. Additionally through several examples it will be demonstrated how financial investigative approach contributes to serious crime investigations at operative level. The importance of suppressing crime enablers and the viable use of EU cooperation tools (e.g. Europol) will be also debated during the course.

The learning process highlights a learner-centred approach and will consist of:

  • Independent Learning: reviewing case studies, watching webinars, listening short videos (podcasts), studying reading material (21 hours)
  • Contact Learning via online forums: forum discussion with other participants, exchange of good practice (5 hours)
  • Experiential Learning: a simulated case exercise is provided in the end of the activity which needs to be analysed by participants (4 hours)

The course will be delivered online over a period of 3 weeks, between 12 - 30 April 2021. Participants are expected to study around 2 hours per working day during this period in order to be able to complete the activity (in total 30 training hours). While there is no specific time slot when participants shall be available for completing the course tasks, they should follow the course continuously on a daily basis. This is important as the attendants will need to cooperate with other participants virtually and complete small tasks/assignments then share the results of these tasks between each other and debate them collectively.

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.

No special experience is required from participants but it is important that they'll remain open-minded, active and will be willing to share their ideas/experience during the learning process.


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: 12 March 2021.

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


Target Audience: 

This online course is dedicated to law enforcement officers specialised in criminal investigation, intelligence collection and analysis of any kind of serious crime.
It is important to stress that this activity is designed for all investigators who want to acquire general knowledge on the financial investigative techniques and methods.
This activity is not designed for financial investigation specialists, nevertheless financial investigators are also welcome to join the course. Customs, police, judicial officers and civilian FIU staff are all equally welcome.

Location: 
Virtual, accesible through CEPOL's eLearning platform LEEd (after approved registration)

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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