migrant smuggling

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:


Webinar AdHoc 12/2020: Facilitated Illegal Immigration: JOT MARE - coordinated and intelligence-driven actions against human smugglers

17 June 2020

Objectives of the webinar:

  • Provide information on the EU response to organised migrant smuggling with an emphasis on the geo-political context that led to the establishment of Joint Operational Team (JOT) MARE;
  • Describe the characteristics, objectives and tasks of JOT MARE;
  • Explain the main features of organised migrant smuggling across sea smuggling routes;
  • Explain the importance and benefit of law enforcement cooperation in tackling organised migrant smuggling.



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