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Activities

Overview of the activities

Project Organised Crime Portfolio (OCP) is structured in 7 activities and 30 sub-activities. As shown in the figure below, activities 1 and 2 refer to the identification of the available data and the collection and standardization of relevant data. Activity 3 concerns the development of a methodology for the analysis also through a review of the literature. Activities 4, 5 and 6 aim to analyze the investments of organized crime (OC), assess the impact of OC investments on EU Member State (MS) economy and crime proofing the regulation of selected EU economic sectors at risk of OC infiltration. Finally, during activity 7 the main results of the project will be disseminated to the European Commission, EU stakeholders and the general public with an international final conference in Brussels. The duration of project OCP is 24 months.

Activity 1. Identification of available data

Activity 1 includes 6 sub-activities and involves all the 8 partners. It aims at identifying, in each of the selected EU MS (Italy, United Kingdom, France, Spain, Netherlands, Ireland, and Finland), the variables, proxies and data, which are available and can be used in the analysis of OC investments. The list of data used in the Italian project is the starting point and is customized and adapted for each country. The main problems are defining “Organised Crime” and understanding if it is possible to identify assets confiscated specifically to OC. In addition, it is important to identify STRs that refer to OC money laundering. The deliverable of Activity 1 is a report summarizing the results and describing the level of availability and standardization of data on confiscated assets, STR and other financial crime statistics in the 7 selected EU MS.

1 Identification of available data
1.1 CCJ Statistics of crimes related to OC GDF; UDUR; PCF;
UCSC-T; URJC; UU;
AGRASC; CAB
1.2 Data on seizures and confiscations of criminal assets
1.3 Data on STR/SAR and other money laundering statistics
1.4 Data on infiltrations of OC in public procurements, businesses and RE
1.5 Other social, economic, financial data and indicators for accessing and using the data
1.6 Production of deliverable D1: Report summarizing the results of the data availability assessment GDF; UDUR; PCF;
UCSC-T; URJC; UU

Activity 2. Data collection

Activity 2, which includes 2 sub-activities, is carried on by all the participants of the project. The objectives are the collection of the relevant data from the relevant data sources and the standardization and organization of the data collected.

2 Data collection
2.1 Collection of the data identified in activity 1 from the relevant data sources GDF; UDUR; PCF;
UCSC-T; URJC; UU;
AGRASC; CAB
2.2 Organization and standardization of the data collected

Activity 3. Development of the methodology for analysis

Activity 3 is divided into 7 sub-activities and it develops the methodology to estimate OC proceeds and wealth and to analyse OC investment drivers. All the partners discuss the issues during a workshop in Milan in order to adapt the methodology to each country based on available data and information. A report describing the methodology, developed for the analysis of OC investments, is produced by Transcrime.

3 Development of the methodology for analysis
3.1 Review of the literature UDUR; PCF; UCSC-T;
URJC; UU
3.2 Development of the methodology for estimating OC proceeds and wealth (see 4.1)
3.3 Development of the methodology for the analysis of OC investment drivers (see 4.2-4.4)
3.4 Collection of inputs from Project partners and experts (Workshop Milan) GDF; UDUR; PCF;
UCSC-T; URJC; UU
3.5 Refining and adaptation of the methodology UDUR; PCF; UCSC-T;
URJC; UU
3.6 Training on how to use and apply the methodology GDF; UDUR; PCF;
UCSC-T; URJC; UU
3.7 Production of deliverable D3: Report presenting the methodology of analysis developed UCSC-T

Activity 4. Analysis of investments of OC

Activity 4 leads analysis of OC investments (as outlined in the table below), for each of the 7 selected EU countries. Furthermore, the activity provides an EU-wide horizontal comparison of the above results across the different countries covered by the study.
Finally, Transcrime produces a report presenting the results of the analysis of OC investments in the 7 selected EU MS. It includes: a quantitative and qualitative analysis, maps and interactive tools.

4 Analysis of investments of OC
4.1 Estimation of OC proceeds and wealth GDF; UDUR; PCF;
UCSC-T; URJC; UU
4.2 Analysis of the drivers of OC investments
4.3 Analysis of how OC proceeds are used
4.4 Analysis of OC investments in the legitimate economy
4.5 Comparison of the results of the analysis across EU Member States UDUR; PCF; UCSC-T;
URJC; UU
4.6 Production of deliverable D4: Report presenting the results of the analysis of OC investments UCSC-T

Activity 5. Assessment of impact of oc investments on eu ms economy and market

Activity 5 is carried out by Transcrime to assess the impact of OC investments on EU MS economy and markets. It is divided into 3 sub-activities: the development of the methodology for the assessment of the impact of CO investments, the implementation of the methodology and the preparation of a report that presents all the results achieved.

5 Assessment of impact of OC investments on EU MS economy and market
5.1 Development of the methodology UCSC-T
5.2 Assessment of the impact of CO investments on EU MS economy and market
5.3 Production of deliverable D5: Report presenting the methodology and the results of the assessment

Activity 6. Crime proofing of the regulation of selected eu economic sectors at risk

During activity 6, Transcrime carries out a crime proofing analysis of the regulation to prevent OC infiltrations in EU selected economic sectors. The sub-activities aim to identify the vulnerabilities in the regulation, which allow for the infiltration of OC and to collect feedback and comments from experts in the field.
Transcrime elaborates a report summarizing the results of the crime proofing of the regulation in selected EU economic sectors.

6 Crime proofing of the regulation of selected EC economic sectors at risk
6.1 Review of the regulation of selected EU economic sectors and markets UCSC-T
6.2 Crime proofing of the legislation
6.3 Interviews with experts in the field
(e.g. EU officers, EU market regulators, LEAs, representatives of EU Prosecution Offices, AROs)
6.4 Production of deliverable D6: Report presenting the methodology and the results of the crime proofing analysis

Activity 7. Final conference at eu premises to present the results of the project

The results of Project OCP are presented at EU premises in a final public conference in Brussels.

7 Final conference at EU premises to present the results of the project
7.1 Preparation of the agenda of the conference and preparation of the material PCF; UCSC-T; URJC; UU
7.2 Organization of the conference (deliverable D7)

Time table

 Activities as commented in Part A
 Application Form (Section 2.2.10.2)
 and listed in the Technical Annex (Part D)
2013 2014
Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov
1 Identification of available data X X X X X X X X
2 Data Collection X X X X X X X X
3 Development of the methodology for analysis X X X X X X X X
4 Analysis of the investments of OC X X X X X X X X X X
5 Assessment of the impact of CO investments on EU MS economy and market X X X X X X X X X X
6 Crime proofing of the regulation of selected EU economic sectors at risk of CO infiltration X X X X X X X X X X
7 Final conference at EU premises for presenting the results of the project X X
X Agenda