Lithuania, Vilnius

Countering Organized Crime

when 13 July 2019 - 20 July 2019
language English
duration 1 week
credits 2 EC
fee EUR 450

Organized crime represents one of the most pressing national and international security threats. It is a category of transnational, national, or local groupings of highly centralized enterprises run by criminals who intend to engage in illegal activity, most commonly for money and profit. There is a tendency to use criminal organizations as a tool to reach military or political aims in hybrid type conflicts. The Baltic States have encountered almost all possible forms of organised criminal activities. It is certainly the consequence of being long time a part of the Soviet Union. Post-Soviet organized crime became a power, able to proactively identify and seize opportunities in economic, political, and a number of other spheres.

Course leader

Ms Jurgita Jakevičiūtė

Target group

Vilnius Summer School invites experts and scientists to share their knowledge and experience in the field of organized crime with students and any other persons from abroad who might be interested in organized crime related issues and measures how to counter it.

Course aim

The course seeks to present a tentative account of organized crime in the Baltic region and beyond as well as providing some recommendations on how to enhance regional cooperation in countering these threats. Organized crime will be analyzed from different perspectives: as illegal activity, as a legacy of Soviet system, as a political instrument. In addition, different methods to counter organized crime will be introduced.

Credits info

2 EC
If you wish to receive credits for attending Vilnius Summer School, you need to negotiate the amount of credits with your university.

Fee info

EUR 450: Tuition fee with accommodation: 800 Eur

Tuition fee with accommodation includes complete course reading materials, accommodation and two meals per day (breakfast and lunch), student’s handbook, maps, field-trips, and cultural and special events. Students are responsible for their own travel costs, dinners and other personal expenses.

Should you prefer to arrange accommodation yourself: 450 Eur

This tuition fee includes complete course reading materials, one meal per day (lunch), student’s handbook, maps, field-trips, and cultural and special events. Students are responsible for their own travel costs, accommodation, dinners and other personal expenses.

The final deadline for receiving payments is 15 June 2019.

Scholarships

In order to guarantee their participation in Vilnius Summer School, students can also turn to their home institutions or local funding authorities. Most universities have scholarship funds to cover short summer courses connected to the student's fields of