University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland, Poland

Illicit Trade

when 8 July 2024 - 12 July 2024
language English
duration 1 week
fee EUR 650

Join us for an immersive learning experience at the University of Warsaw from July 8 to 12, 2024, as we delve into the complex world of illicit trade. Organized by the Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime (GI-TOC), in collaboration with the University of Groningen, and hosted by the University of Warsaw, the Summer School of Illicit Trade offers a unique opportunity to deepen your understanding of this pressing global issue and explore strategies for combating it.

Delve into the multifaceted realm of illicit trade through our comprehensive one-week course set to take place at the prestigious University of Warsaw from July 8th to 12th, 2024. Throughout this immersive experience, participants will engage in a dynamic blend of lectures, workshops, case studies, and discussions, led by esteemed experts and practitioners in the field. Explore the intricate economic, social, and security implications of illicit trade, gaining a nuanced understanding of its far-reaching effects on industries, communities, and global stability.

Course leader

The contacts for the respective organisations are John Collins, Francesco Giumelli, Tim Wittig and Mira Schwab.

Target group

The Summer School is designed for students in their final year of undergraduate studies, master’s students, and PhD students in Law, Political Science, International Relations, Economics, Social Sciences, or other relevant disciplines, who are interested in learning more about illicit trade. It is also designed for professionals working in governmental institutions, local authorities, or international and non-governmental organizations, who are seeking to deepen their understanding of current illicit trade issues.

It is expected that the participants have a sufficient command of the English language to actively participate in the discussions and to present their own work in English.

Course aim

The learning objectives of the Summer School are that, upon completion, participants will:

1. Have foundational knowledge of key concepts associated with illicit trade.

2. Be able to utilize important contemporary investigative techniques, such as Open-Source Intelligence (OSINT) and Network analysis.

3. Have practical insight on best practice for local, national, and international institutions and stakeholders in their efforts to combat illicit trade.

4. Have access to a network of fellow peers, experts, and practitioners active in the field of illicit trade.

Credits info


Fee info

EUR 650: for students
EUR 900: for professionals

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