migrant smuggling

03/2021 Facilitation of illegal immigration and criminal finances, money laundering

08 November 2021 to 11 November 2021

The aim of the activity is to improve the fight against migrant smuggling by enhancing the capacity of investigators to deal with criminal Hawala banking phenomena and other Informal Value Transfer Systems (IVTS) in the context of facilitated illegal immigration; to support the collecting of evidence in the context of financial investigations; and to cooperate at international and inter-institutional level.

COVID-19 Webinar (No12): Change in modi operandi in migrant smuggling and implications for the work of law enforcement in the context of COVID-19

21 January 2021

Objectives of the webinar:

  • to provide information on Joint Operational Office Vienna activities against Human Smuggling and Trafficking;
  • to explain new modi operandi in the context of COVID-19;
  • to raise awareness about the versatility of the following facilitators:
  1. Migrant smuggling under the COVID-19 travel restrictions;
  2. Police work under the influence of the COVID-19 situation;
  3. Use of falsified health certifications for travelling of migrants;
  4. Use of the green borders.

Webinar Adhoc 8/2020: Document Fraud - Digital Smuggling

25 June 2020

The objectives of the webinar is to improve performance of law enforcement officers by enhancing awareness of the internet as a crime-enabling factor in the areas of migrant smuggling and human trafficking as well as related document fraud, in particular with a focus on:




Office address

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

Correspondence address

European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Training
1903 Budapest

Email address

Telephone: +36 1 803 8030/8031

Fax: +36 1 803 8032