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Tommaso Comunale is a XXXII cycle Ph.D. candidate of the International Ph.D. in Criminology programme at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan and a junior researcher at Transcrime. He holds a Master’s degree with honours in Criminology (specialisation in Investigation and Security) from the University of Bologna (2014). As part of his degree program, he spent a full academic year at the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice of the University of Missouri – St. Louis (MO), USA (full scholarship). He also participated in the fourth European drugs summer school (2015) at the EU’s Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA).
Before joining Transcrime, Mr. Comunale worked as a research assistant at the ‘Ndrangheta Observatory (NGO) in Reggio Calabria, and as an individual contractor at the International Criminal Court (Personnel Security and Investigation Office) in The Hague (NL). At Transcrime, he works on Project PROTON PROTON (Modelling the PRocesses leading to Organised crime and TerrOrist Networks). His research interests include transnational organised crime, terrorism, crime mapping and criminal gangs.
Prof. Ernesto Savona and Michele Riccardi take part to the 18th meeting of the EU Asset Recovery Offices’Platform.
At Università Cattolica in Milan, Transcrime hosts the kick-off meeting of the project DATACROS – Developing a Tool to Assess Corruption Risk factors in firms’ Ownership Structure funded by the European Commission DG-HOME.
During the NATO Defense College Foundation on “Targeting the de-materialised ‘Caliphate’” prof. Savona gives a speech on “Terrorist funding: a lynchpin between extremism and armed operations”.
Michele Riccardi takes part to the meeting of the working group of the “EU Money Laundering Supra-National Risk Assessment”.
Michele Riccardi takes part to the 7th Meeting of the Asset Management Subgroup of the EU Asset Recovery Office Platform.
Prof Ernesto Savona takes part in the “International Conference on Combatting Illicit Tobacco Trade and Related Crimes”.
During the ALEA conference on gambling and criminal question, Prof Savona gives a speech on “L’influenza del mercato legale-illegale sui paradigmi della regolazione del gioco d’azzardo contemporaneo”.
During the conference of the Parties UNTOC, prof. Savona coordinates the side event on “Changing Organized Crime: lessons from EU project PROTON” sponsored by UNODC and Italian Mission at UN in Vienna.
During the Festival della Sociologia, prof. Savona coordinates a meeting on “Misurare i traffici illeciti: la sfida dell’Agenda delle Nazioni Unite per il 2030” with Federico Sallusti (ISTAT) and Alberto Aziani (Transcrime).
At the Scuola Superiore della Magistratura, prof. Savona introduces the course “Giovanni Falcone” with a lesson on “Il reclutamento nelle organizzazioni criminali: una recente ricerca”.
Summer School is: collaboration with @TNO_Research, 4 days of intensive lessons, multidisciplinary approach to applied research, international speakers, students and professionals from all over Europe #transcrime #criminology #summerschool2019 https://t.co/HMmKstCtty https://t.co/P1RlC47FYt
.@ricc_ardimi and @ernestosavona at the @EU_Commission in Bruxelles to discuss about the future of EU Asset Recovery Offices #ARO #Assetrecovery #Moneylaundering #Organisedcrime” https://t.co/g6HTdnl9PU