Save the Date – Final Joint Conference

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Synergies and strategies to tackle waste crime

Save the date now for the final conference of the DOTCOM Waste and BLOCKWASTE projects! It will take place on 23 November 2017, at Representation of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, Rue Montoyer / Montoyerstraat 47, Brussels, Belgium.

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 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.

A detailed programme will be published at the latest in August 2017.

The DOTCOM Waste project increases the capabilities of law enforcement agencies, customs, port authorities, environmental agencies, prosecutors and judges to fight cross-border waste crime. The project provides pragmatic training materials and tools and organizes webinars and face to face training sessions to help key stakeholders to integrate good practices into their day-to-day operations.

The BlockWaste project identifies illegal operating practices relating to waste trading and shipments, and estimates the amount of illegal earnings made in the waste sector. It also analyses legislation in order to identify needs for amendments to better expose and prevent criminal activity.

Both projects share the overall aims of intensifying international collaboration and identifying threats and risks associated with illegal waste shipments in order to support strategic planning and thereby better prevent cross-border waste crime.

To be added to the mailing list for the conference, please email: info@dotcomwaste.eu.

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