The Institute hosts an online webinar on Illicit Flows in the Mediterranean: Vulnerabilities, Asymmetries and the Limits of Criminal Justice Response


On Monday June 28th, the Siracusa International Institute will host an online webinar on “Illicit Flows in the Mediterranean: Vulnerabilities, Asymmetries and the Limits of Criminal Justice Responses” which will take place virtually on Zoom on Monday morning at 10:00-12:15 CET time.

The webinar is organised within the project “Displacement and Convergence of Illicit Flows” (FLOWS), which is conducted by Transcrime, a Joint Research Centre on Transnational Crime of the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, in partnership, amongst others, with the Siracusa International Institute.

Attendees will be welcomed by Mr. Filippo Musca, Director General of the Institute. An introduction on the project and its key findings will then be offered by Dr. Alberto Aziani, Senior Researcher at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore and Transcrime.

The webinar is structured within two sessions followed by Question and Answers made by attendees. The first will focus on the “recent history of irregular migration and related flows across the Mediterranean Region, and current challenges for policymakers and enforcement authorities” and will include interventions and reflections by Dr. Iole Fontana, Adviser of the Siracusa International Institute and Research Fellow at the University of Catania and Ms. Patrícia Silveira, Head of Unit (Strategy and External Affairs) at Europol.

The second session, entitled “Addressing risks of crime displacement and convergence through rule of law assistance and deeper international cooperation”, will foresee interventions by Mr. Andrea Romano, Strategic Organized Crime Advisor LEU at the EU Border Assistance Mission in Libya (EUBAM) and Ms. Federica La Chioma, Deputy Prosecutor at the Office of the Prosecutor of Palermo.

Click her for the Webinar Agenda.

In order to join the Webinar it is necessary to register following the link below. Registered attendees will then automatically receive the link for participating.

FLOWS is a project financed by PMI IMPACT, a global grant initiative of Philip Morris International supporting projects dedicated to fighting illegal trade and related crimes. For more information on the project, please visit its website: