blocwaste
dotcom-waste

No Time To Waste!

Synergies and strategies to tackle waste crime.

Venue: Representation of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia
Rue Montoyer / Montoyerstraat 47, Brussels, Belgium

23 November 2017

BLOCKWASTE and DOTCOM Waste are delighted to announce details of their Final Conference. Illegal management and trade of waste cause significant damage to the environment, undermine the health of millions of people and distort fair competition. This interactive conference, brought to you by the BLOCKWASTE and DOTCOM Waste projects, will present the main results of the two Internal Security Fund financed projects on illegal waste management and transport followed by a roundtable discussion with contributions from experts.

Participants: Professionals and decision makers involved in targeting waste crime such as regulators including EC representatives and European Parliament members,environmental authorities, law enforcement agencies, other stakeholders and researchers.

 

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED.

Morning Session

8.30–9.30 REGISTRATION AND WELCOME COFFEE / POSTER SESSION

9.30–9.40 Introductory Remarks – Vittoria Luda di Cortemiglia, DOTCOM Waste and Terhi Kankaanranta, BlockWaste

9.40–10.15 KEYNOTE ADDRESS – 

Marina de Gier, Chair of the IMPEL Working Group of TFS

David Ellero, Business Manager, O2-B Operations Economic Property and Crime unit, EUROPOL

10.15–11.20 HIGH-LEVEL ROUNDTABLE: RECENT EU COUNCIL CONCLUSIONS ON ENVIRONMENTAL CRIMES AND RECOMMENDATIONS

Moderators: Peter Wessman, DG Environment and Vittoria Luda di Cortemiglia, DOTCOM Waste

Panelists:
Howard McCann, ENPE
Prof. Luc Lavrysen, EUFJE
Marina de Gier, IMPEL
Ioana Botezatu, INTERPOL
David Ellero, EUROPOL
Hee Min, WCO

— Break —

11.35–12.35 UNDERSTANDING ILLEGAL WASTE TRADE: TODAY’S REALITY AND TOMORROW’S PERSPECTIVES

Moderator: Howard McCann, ENPE and Ieva Rucevska, GRID Arendal

Joint presentation by BlockWaste and DOTCOM Waste

— Discussion —

12.35–13.35 LUNCH

Poster session (12.50-13.25)

Group photo (13.25)

Afternoon Session

13.30–14.30 PRACTICAL TOOLS TO COUNTER ILLEGAL WASTE TRADE

Moderators: Robert Murphy, DG TAXUD and Sangeeta Mohanty, DOTCOM Waste

Introduction by moderators

Joint presentation by DOTCOM Waste and BlockWaste

Discussion

14.40–14.55 COFFEE BREAK

14.55–16.35 FUTURE ACTIONS: PROPOSALS TO POLICY MAKERS ON PREVENTION AND DETECTION AND NEEDS FOR FUTURE RESEARCH

Moderator: Tatiana Terekhova, Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions Secretariat and Ernesto Savona, BlockWaste

Introduction by moderators

Presentation by DOTCOM Waste

Presentation by BlockWaste

Comments from Panelists

Discussion

16.30 – 16.45 CLOSING REMARKS

Vittoria Luda di Cortemiglia, DOTCOM Waste and Jarmo Houtsonen, BlockWaste

17.00–18.30 COCKTAILS

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED.

The BLOCKWASTE and DOTCOM Waste projects have been funded by the European Commission Directorate-General Migration and Home Affairs under Grant Agreement Number HOME/2014/ISFP/AG/EFCE/7205 and HOME/2014/ISFP/AG/EFCE/7199