Regional and global efforts to tackle transnational organised crime related to the Western Balkans

The Balkan Criminology head Anna-Maria Getoš Kalac had the honor to speak at the event that explored the latest research and analysis of the dynamics of transnational organized crime in and related to the Western Balkans, and presented initiatives which address these regional and global hotspots.

The Western Balkans is a regional transit hub of transnational organized crime, including drug trafficking, human trafficking, arms smuggling and counterfeit goods. Due to the power and prevalence or organized criminal groups, communities across the region suffer from high levels of corruption, violence and extortion.

The event will be held on Monday, 12 October, from 14:00 to 14:50, for more information about it, as well a chance to join the event, see here.

The Chair

Michael Davidson (1st Secretary, British Embassy Vienna)

The Panelists

Ambassador Uglješa Ugi Zvekić (GI-TOC Senior Adviser, and Permanent Representative to the UN of the European Public Law Organisation)

  • Presentation of GI-TOC hotspots reports

Prof.Dr. Anna-Maria Getoš Kalac (Zagreb Faculty of Law)

Kristina Amerhauser (GI-TOC)

  • Presentation of Resilience Fund initiatives in the Western Balkans

Representative of the Albanian Chairmanship of the OSCE 

  • Closing remarks