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Colloquium 2019

The 20th Cross-border Crime Colloquium will be hosted by the
Willem Pompe Institute, Utrecht, the Netherlands on 26 to 28 May 2019

Cross-border Crime: twenty years by hindsight and foresight

suggested topics:

  • What happened and will happen to Organised Crime in 20 years?
  • Criminal trends in Europe: backwards and forwards.
  • East and West in organised crime: what came true?
  • Anti-foreign corruption legislation: what are the effects?
  • Cybercrime from the present to the future
  • Aging Europe and crime: victimised by Big Pharma and grandchildren
  • Where did all the crime-money go to in the past decades?
  • The Laundromat in the Visigrad countries
  • Past and future of the European drug policy and criminality
  • Migration and crime from south to north and east to west
  • Corruption: still a threat?
  • European threat analysis: use and nonsense

Click here for the (draft) program

Call for Papers

Participation in the Colloquium is free of charge. The hosting institution invites contributors presenting a paper to the welcome dinner at the eve of the event and offers them accommodation (bed & breakfast) for two nights. Lunch, dinner and refreshments will be provided to all attendees. Travel expenses have to be paid for by the participants.

Those interested in participating in the Colloquium are invited to submit a title and 200 word abstract before 15 December 2018 to the coordinators mentioned above. Participants are expected to submit their papers for publication in the Colloquium book series. Papers will be reviewed by the Editorial Board. More in-formation on the Cross-border Crime Colloquium book series is available at For information, please contact
Prof. Dr. Dina Siegel-Rozenblit, D: Prof. Dr. Petrus C. van Duyne: Dr. Benny van der Vorm:

About CCC

The Cross-Border Crime Colloquium is an annual event since 1999. It brings together experts on international organised (economic) crime to discuss the latest developments in empirical research, legislation and law enforcement, with a special geographical focus on Western, Central, and Eastern Europe. The Colloquia aim at building bridges in three respects: between East and West Europe, between scholars and practitioners, and between old and young.
2019Utrecht, the Netherlands
2018Kharkiv, Ukraine
2017Bratislava, Slovakia
2016Newcastle, United Kingdom
2015Prague, Czech Republic
2014Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzeg.
2013Cambridge, United Kingdom
2012Manchester, United Kingdom
2011Tilburg, The Netherlands
2009Ghent, Belgium
2008Beograd, Serbia
2007Prague, Czech Republic
2006Tallinn, Estonia
2005Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzeg.
2004Berlin, Germany
2003Ainring, Germany
2002Ljubljana, Slovenia
2001Bratislava, Slovakia
2000Budapest, Hungary
1999Prague, Czech Republic

The next Colloquium will be held in Newcastle, United Kingdom. For information, please contact For information, please contact
Prof. Dr. Petrus C. van Duyne:
Professor Jackie Harvey:
Prof. Georgios A. Antonopoulos:

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