6 November 2014, Brussels
On 6 November 2014, CEPS will host a lunchtime seminar in Brussels set to explore how the adoption of trust-based strategies for compliance can be applied to the fight against fraud and financial crimes. The meeting, chaired by Professor Elspeth Guild, will host representatives from the Italian Presidency, the European Parliament, OLAF and EUROJUST, as well as academics. For more information about the event and about the FIDUCIA project please visit: http://www.ceps.eu/event/financial-crimes-and-fraud-european-union-towards-trust-based-strategies-compliance and http://www.fiduciaproject.eu/.
5 November 2014, Brussels
This seminar will discuss critical policy challenges in dealing with rural-urban connections in sub-Saharan Africa based on policy dialogues in the four case countries in Africa: Tanzania, Rwanda, Cameroon and Ghana. The aim of the RurbanAfrica project is to explore and describe the multiple links between rural and urban areas.
Registration required via EUROPEAID-INFOPOINT-CONFERENCES@ec.europa.eu
3 November 2014, Brussels
On 3 November 2014 the EFFACE project on environmental crime will hold a conference in Brussels on "Smart Enforcement: How to Target Environmental Law Enforcement Efforts in Times of Crisis". The half day event will be divided in two sessions:
· The Theoretical and Empirical Case for Smart Enforcement
· How to Make Enforcement against Environmental Crime Smarter – Practical Perspectives
Speakers at the conference will include European Union officials, senior university researchers and legal experts in the field of environmental crime. For more information about the event and about the EFFACE project please visit: http://www.amiando.com/EFFACE-2014.html and http://efface.eu/.
29-30 October 2014, DIAMANT Conference & Business Centre - Diamant Building / 80 Bd. A. Reyers LN / 1030 Brussels
The Joint Final Event “DEMOSEC: Democracy and Security” of the EU projects IRISS, RESPECT and SURVEILLE takes place on 29-30 October 2014 at the DIAMANT Brussels Conference & Business Centre in Brussels.
The event will feature discussion panels and communicate research results of the three projects to stakeholders: European decision-makers, law enforcement professionals, local authorities, technologies developers, the media and the general public.
Helen Nissenbaum (New York University) will deliver a keynote address on Surveillance and Democracy. The discussion panels will focus on:
•TECHNOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF SURVEILLANCE (Surveillance technologies in society, use of technologies),
•THE LEGAL ASPECTS OF SURVEILLANCE (Reconciling human rights protection and security, Data retention and fundamental rights, Targeted use of surveillance technologies to control individuals considered as dangerous, the role of Law Enforcement Agencies in Surveillance),
•THE SOCIAL IMPLICATIONS OF SURVEILLANCE (Surveillance, Resilience and Democracy, Intersection of Surveillance with Citizen’s Rights and Citizens attitudes towards surveillance).
The agenda for the event and information on how to register are available at http://www.jointfinalevent2014.eu/