The first day of the WasteForce training on prosecution of waste crime was kicked off in the National Centre for Judiciary Training (CEJ) in Lisbon by the host and representatives of the Portuguese environmental organisations. Some 75 participants of European law enforcement agencies, customs and port authorities, environmental agencies and prosecutors attended the sessions.
WasteForce Project Manager Nancy Isarin emphasized the objectives of the WasteForce project and talked about trends and developments in waste. She said: “Besides dealing with current types of waste crime, the law enforcement community should also prepare for future waste management challenges, such as dealing with lithium batteries and solar panels.”
This first WasteForce training is taking place on 27 – 29 November 2019 and can be viewed via live streaming* available at: https://videocast.fccn.pt/live/fccn/canalcej2
The WasteForce capacity building activities are targeted primarily to law enforcement, customs and port authorities as well as environmental agencies and prosecutors from Europe and Asia-Pacific. They enable these stakeholders to better understand the current waste crime trends and to learn how to integrate best detection, investigation and prosecution methods and tools into their operations.
The WasteForce project is funded by the European Union’s Internal Security Fund – Police and coordinated by IMPEL.