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“European Union Action to Fight Environmental Crime” (EFFACE)

An EU research project

Christiane

Gerstetter

(envcrime@ecologic.eu)

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FP7 projects in general

…. large and general rather than very specific, aimed at integrating insights from a variety of perspectives…. interdisciplinary…. with strong focus on policy impact at EU (and member state) level, dissemination and stakeholder involvement

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Basic facts on EFFACE

December

2012 – March 2016

11 European

partners

(

universities

&

think

tanks

)

Involving

lawyers

(international/

criminal

/environmental),

economists

,

political

scientists

,

criminologists

….

Funded

in

the

EU‘s

FP7,

budget

of

ca. 2,8

Mio

EUR

Altogether

about

200

person

months

,

of

which

170 on

research

Slide4

Overall aim: Develop policy recommendations aimed at EU (and its Member States) on how to better combat environmental crime > focus on efforts to combat environmental crime, rather than details on how it worksNo limitation to specific types of environmental crime or specific discipline, but research focus on EU

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Components

WP1: Analytical frameworkWP2: Actors, instruments & institutionsWP3: Costs and impacts of environmental crimeWP4: Case studiesWP5: Interactive policy analysis (stakeholder involvement)WP6: SWOT analysis of EU efforts to combat environmental crimeWP7: Options and policy recommendationsMethods: Analysis of legal instruments, case studies, research interviews, data analysis, but no strong focus on generating „new“ empirical data

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WP2: Actors, instruments, institutions

Country case studies on Sweden, Italy, France, Poland, UK, Spain, Germany as well as EU/international level with regard to legal framework and instutional set-up relating to environmental crimeAnalysis of actors such as NGOs, resources available etc. (including research interviews)> Rather descriptive, but possibly identification of „best practices“, what works/what does not

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WP3: Costs and impacts of environemntal crime

Review of existing data sourcesQuantitative overview of the extent of damage and impacts of environmental crimeEconomic analysis of (monetised) costs of environmental crime

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WP4: Case studies

1. Illegal fisheries within the EU 2. Illegal waste shipment in East Asia3. Local illegal pollution incidents within the EU4. Effects of organized crime on air and soil pollution levels in Italy5. Illegal logging and trade in illegal timber6. Illegal wildlife trade in Norway and the UK suggestions for improvement within the EU.7. Industrial spill accidents in Romania and Hungary8. Corruption and environmental crime in Armenia9. Smaller case studies on environmental impact of illegal drug production and the war on drugs & use of mercury in gold mining (Latin America)

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WP5: Stakeholder involvement

Advisory Board9 semi-public workshops to present results and get feedback from stakeholdersMidterm/final conferenceOnline „Environmental Crime Research and Action Guide”

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How to stay tuned

Take a look at our website (www.efface.eu)Register for our newsletter (3 – 4 times/year) at the websiteFollow us on twitter: Environmental Crime @EnvCrime

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How to contribute

Participate in one of our public events (midterm/final conference)Invite us to your eventsBecome a member of our international contact group (by invitation)Contribute to the online „Research and Action Guide“…. Any other idea? Let us know about it!

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