EC Panel Discussion: ENLETS-EMPACT Priorities on Firearms Trafficking and Cybercrime

13:30 - 14:30 hrs
Wolrld Forum Theater

Trouncing the traffickers: capacity-building against criminal networks

The European Multidisciplinary Platform against Criminal Threats (EMPACT) aims towards the development of operational action plans on countering criminality. Important topics are Facilitation of Illegal Immigration, Trafficking in Human Beings, Counterfeit goods, Drug trafficking, Illicit Firearms Trafficking and of course Cybercrime.

This panel will discuss capacity building in security research for EMPACT priorities with a special focus on Cybercrime and illicit firearms trafficking.

The panel will find responses to questions on
- how law enforcement agencies (LEA) can be organised to pool resources and share best practices?
-how can the LEAs guide researches to bring new technologies/procedures? And how do they interact?
-how  Security Research Triple helix can be connected with the EMPACT priorities ?

Session Chair : Albrecht Broemmer (PASAG Vice-Chair and President, THW, DE)
Leen van Duijn (Director, TNO, NL)
Egidija Veršinskienė (Director, L3CE, Senter project, LT)
Jose Romero Morgaz (Major of Spanish Guardia Civil, Driver of EMPACT firearms, ES)
Thomas Doerner (CID, Federal Ministry of Interior, AT)
Marcin Golizda-Blizinski (Head of Cybercrime Unit, National Police, PL)
Patrick Padding (PASAG Vice-Chair and Core Group Leader, ENLETS, National Police, NL)

The panel discussion will be followed by a workshop. Those who are interested in the topic can discuss further with project coordinators and the panellists so that they can look through in-depth what security research can do for policy making in their are in the future.


Firearms and Cybercrime
Albrecht Broemme