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TITLE Providing research to fight organised crime   ikoc_en.pdf (3.24 MB)
Document ID LIB114
Document type EC RTD Programmes projects / results
Issue date 09/03/2005
Document reference IKOC
Original language of the document English
Document produced by EC-Research and Innovation DG organisation visiting card
Document requested by EC-Research and Innovation DG organisation visiting card
Scientific domains
Policy domains
  • Security policy


Short description  IKOC seeks to update information about organised crime, specifically relating to:
· the organised criminal groups that operate in the EU – the different types, their structures, and the social, cultural and economic context in which they work
· their activities, both legal and illegal
The project’s key objectives include:
· collection of data on organised crime activities and criminal groups in Europe
· evaluating the usefulness of existing data, and then creating a common European methodology for measuring the value and impact of organised crime
· compiling and highlighting any practical and policy implications that arise from the study
Abstract (focusing on the key recommendations)  Organised crime affects all society and has a negative impact on Europe’s business and economic activities. Criminal groups are increasingly sophisticated and operate across national boundaries. This is a particular problem for the European Union bearing in mind its desire to have open borders for its citizens and goods. If Europe is to come up with effective crime prevention and reduction policie ...

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