Ernesto U. Savona
Savona Ernesto U. & Riccardi Michele (Eds.). 2015. From illegal markets to legitimate businesses: the portfolio of organised crime in Europe. Final Report of Project OCP – Organised Crime Portfolio (www.ocportfolio.eu). Trento: Transcrime – Università degli Studi di Trento. © 2015
This is the final report of Project OCP – Organised Crime Portfolio (www.ocportfolio.eu).1 Aim of OCP is to carry out an exploratory study of the economics of organised crime in Europe, and in particular to address three research questions, which are covered by the three sections of this report:
• Where organised crime proceeds are generated, from which illicit markets (Part 1);
• Where these proceeds are then invested in the legitimate economy, in which regions, assets and business sectors (Part 2);
• The extent to which these proceeds are confiscated by European authorities (Part 3).
The project focuses on seven EU member states (Finland, France, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and the United Kingdom), represented by OCP partners, and for which provides an in-depth analysis. However, the report also presents a broader examination of the situation in Europe as a whole.
OCP deals with issues crucial from a policy standpoint but which are characterised by a lack of data and of previous studies. OCP addresses this research gap by adopting an innovative methodology and using a wide range of information, both qualitative and quantitative, deriving from very different sources.
Despite its pioneering nature and its data limitations, this report represents a first step towards better understanding of how the organised crime business works. In line with the Transcrime research agenda, it is a starting point for a better identification and reduction of the opportunities exploited by criminals to infiltrate illicit and legitimate markets in Europe.
In this sense, this report constitutes an important tool for both public and private institutions to improve the assessment of the risks of organised crime infiltration and to strengthen the tracing and the confiscation of criminal assets in Europe.
During the 2nd Cyprus Police International Conference, Alberto Aziani presents “Corruption and Infiltration: Assessing the Risk”.
Prof. Ernesto Savona takes part in the meeting “Beni sequestrati alle organizzazioni criminali: quanti sono, dove sono”, organised by Ernst & Young and supported by Ministero della Giustizia.
Michele Riccardi presents the final results of project IARM – Identifying and Assessing the Risk of Money Laundering in Europe.
During the conference “IRRESISTIBLE?”, Prof. Francesco Calderoni takes part in panel discussion on “Globalised networks and corruption”.
Michele Riccardi participates to Annual conference of ECRF – European Company Registers Forum to discuss about the role and status of beneficial ownership registers in the prevention of money laundering and financial crime.
During the “White Smoke – Final conference”, organised by OLAF and Agenzia delle dogane, Marco Dugato and Alberto Aziani present “Hubs and flows: A transnational approach to analyse illicit tobacco market”.
Prof. Francesco Calderoni takes part in the conference on “Affrontare la criminalità transnazionale”.
Prof. Calderoni gives a lecture during the I and II level Master’s degree in “Analysis, prevention and fight against organized crime and corruption”, organised by the Department of Political and Social Sciences of the University of Pisa and Libera and Avviso Pubblico..
Marco Dugato takes part in the conference “Banche e sicurezza 2017” with a presentation on “Forecasting models: is crime really predictable?”.
Prof. Savona takes part in the round table on “Disagio minorile e diritto ad una educazione consapevole”.