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ECPR Summer School on Transnational Organised Crime

ECPR Summer School on Transnational Organised Crime

Monday, June 7, 2021 (All day) to Saturday, June 26, 2021 (All day)

The European Consortium of Political Research's (ECPR) Standing Group on Organised Crime (SGOC) is pleased to announce its first online Summer School on Transnational Organised Crime. Held in a new all-empowering and equal opportunity format, the remote programme offers a remarkable learning experience from the comfort of your own home. 

As with previous SGOC Schools, the programme is intended to enhance interactions between scholars and practitioners while providing a deeper understanding of the challenges posed by — and potential responses to — transnational organised crime.

In collaboration with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the Summer School utilises the unique expertise of seasoned professionals to provide instruction on — and facilitate a deeper understanding of — the dynamics of transnational organised crime. More on the curriculum.

The Summer School will give you the chance to:

  • Distinguish the ways in which criminal activities and structures transcend international borders;

  • Explain how the current nature of international borders both restrains and provides opportunities for crime;

  • Critically assess the validity and reliability of data on transnational crime;

  • Identify major elements of the legal and institutional framework for international cooperation against transnational organised crime and assess their impact on containment;

  • Examine how states utilise the international legal framework to prevent and combat organized crime;

  • Scrutinise private sector, public-private and civil society responses to transnational organised crime and identify best practices

  • Gain first-hand experience contributing to the SHERLOC Knowledge Management Portal, an initiative developed by the UNODC

  • Assist in the dissemination of information on the implementation of the UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime and its three supplementing Protocols

There is a limit of 50 participants for this Summer School, so submit your application early! 

How to apply

Submit your application via this form by Saturday 1 May.

You'll be notified about the outcome of your application by Sunday 9 May. If you are successful, you'll receive a link to register.

Registration and fees

Registration fee: £250

The fee includes study materials and a certificate of completion.

Students from developing countries can apply for a full or partial waiver of the participation fee. A total of 4 full waivers and 5 partial waivers of £125 will be administered.

Successful applicants can register between Monday 10 May and Tuesday 25 May.


  • Director Yuliya Zabyelina

  • Assistant Director Nicole Kalczynski

  • Steering Committee Felia Allum, Helena Ferrand Carapico, Baris Cayli Messina and Shahrzad Fouladvand

  • Lecturers, Speakers and Seminar Facilitators: TBA