Involved in the fight against waste crime? Interested in collaborating with fellow colleagues around the world and receiving best practice training?
DOTCOM Waste is organising two training workshops on tackling waste crime. These free events will be held in Italy and China in 2017. We invite representatives from agencies and organisations directly involved in fighting waste crime, particularly on the EU-West Africa and EU-China routes to express their interest.
Attendance is free, but on an invitation-only basis, limited to 25 participants. Representatives from the following stakeholder groups are invited to express their interest in participating:
- Law enforcement agencies, e.g. police
- Port authorities
- Environmental agencies or inspectorates/ regulatory bodies responsible for waste matters
The content for these multidisciplinary training sessions will be based on the outcome of research by the DOTCOM Waste project including a comprehensive needs assessment looking at the gap between what’s needed by target audiences and current training programmes.
Each workshop will last for 4 days and focus on improving collaboration among authorities and increased enforcement skills to help fight cross-border waste crime more effectively.
The first training session will take place in Rome, Italy, focusing in particular on the EU-Africa route, while the second training session taking place in Beijing, China, will look at the specifics of the EU-China route. The project will also be delivering online training seminars, both live and on-demand.
Register your interest
To register your interest in attending one of the events, or to receive access to online training, please fill out the short APPLICATION FORM.
About the DOTCOM waste project
The overall objective of DOTCOM Waste is to increase the capabilities of law enforcement agencies (LEAs), customs and port authorities, environmental agencies, and prosecutors to fight cross-border waste crime more cost effectively. In particular, the project seeks to:
- Deepen the understanding of current waste crime trends;
- Identify and share good practices for detecting, investigating and prosecuting waste crime activities;
- Promote international collaboration among stakeholders involved in the fight against waste crimes thought the design and implementation of new mechanisms for information exchange, technology transfer and coordination;
- Facilitate information exchange, promote networking and build trust among the different stakeholders, especially between national government agencies and international organisations such as INTERPOL and World Customs Organisation;
- Support operational law enforcement activities by developing an operational and organisational toolkit that would enable law enforcement agencies to respond faster and more effectively to illegal waste management and trade activities; and
- Create and run training sessions for the “response chain” – LEAs, environmental agencies, customs and port authorities, and prosecution offices – in identifying, investigating and prosecuting illegal waste management and trade.
The IMPEL Waste & TFS Expert Team leader, Ms Allison Townley, is part of the High Level Advisory Board to the DOTCOM Waste project.