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  • 1. The role of civil society in the fight against organised crime September 24 th 2011
  • 2. The role of civil society in the fight against organised crime FLARE Freedom Legality And Rights in Europe Network of associations and NGOs 38 members in 25 Countries Objective : social fight against organised crime
  • 3. The role of civil society in the fight against organised crime FLARE structure Central office: Turin, Italy Delegation in Brussels, Belgium Regional desks : Ni ş, Serbia (Balkans) Kyiv, Ukraine (EE) Paris, France (WE)
  • 4. The role of civil society in the fight against organised crime Core activities Communication : -> Media observatory -> BRIGHT (www.brightmag.org) -> Media education Youth : -> FLARE21 platform -> Trainings and exchanges
  • 5. The role of civil society in the fight against organised crime Core activities Memory : -> Networking of relatives of victims -> Awareness-raising Cultural events : -> OLE (www.ole2011.org) -> Conferences and seminars
  • 6. The role of civil society in the fight against organised crime Organised crime
  • 7. The role of civil society in the fight against organised crime Organised crime -> is a transnational business -> operates well beyond “traditional” areas -> is a huge economic force
  • 8. The role of civil society in the fight against organised crime Waste -> Strict norms on disposal; High cost -> OC offers themselves as “brokers” -> Waste disposed of illegally -> Value: EUR 22,000,000 / year
  • 9. The role of civil society in the fight against organised crime Amphetamines -> Produced in Bulgaria -> Sold and consumed in South Africa -> Money recycled through Hungary -> Controlled by Russians -> Value: ???
  • 10. The role of civil society in the fight against organised crime Czech Republic -> Drugs -> Human trafficking -> Cybercrime -> Corruption (a tool)
  • 11. The role of civil society in the fight against organised crime What do we do?
  • 12. The role of civil society in the fight against organised crime The Law 109/1995 -> Promoted by Libera in 1995 -> 1 million signatures -> Law 109 -> confiscation of criminal assets -> re-use for social purposes
  • 13. The role of civil society in the fight against organised crime The Law 109: results -> Over 9,000 confiscations -> 60% assigned -> Libera Terra cooperatives: Cultivate confiscated farmlands Produce organic food Create job opportunities
  • 14. The role of civil society in the fight against organised crime Season of Legality -> Awareness-raising campaigns -> March to May 2009 -> Public events -> 20 Countries involved
  • 15. The role of civil society in the fight against organised crime SoL : results -> Germany included the concept in its reform of the law on confiscation -> Serbia introduced similar legislation and created a National Agency -> The EP included the concept in its 2009 Recommendations -> The European Commission is writing an EU Directive that will include it
  • 16. The role of civil society in the fight against organised crime The present -> Libera collecting signatures against corruption And in 2012... -> The E.C.I.!
  • 17. The role of civil society in the fight against organised crime -> Share ideas and good practices -> Network -> Watchdog -> Collaborate with institutions
  • 18. Thank you! http://flarenetwork.org

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