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Kick-off conference

22 May, 2023 - 23 May, 2023

The GLITSS COST Action held its first Kick-Off Conference in combination with a Management Committee Meeting and a Core Group Meeting in Skopje, Macedonia. The meeting was hosted by the University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius, Faculty of Law Iustinianus Primus.

The Management Committee met on Monday, May 22 to assess the steps forward made by the Action over the last months and to plan the next stages of the Action’s activities.

The Working Groups have met separately to carry out an overview of the projects undertaken by each of them, while also devoting a specific session to the presentation of ongoing research by members of the Working Groups themselves.

On the second day of the Kick-off Conference, the programme was dedicated to presentations on topics with high interest to the GLITSS objectives and mission. The following papers have been presented at the Kick-Off Conference:

  • Studying Human Trafficking Cases in Croatia: Challenges and Phenomenological Discoveries – Aleksandar Marsavelski
  • Trafficking in Persons: A Romanian Perspective – Raluca-Ioana Mocanu 
  • Selected Network Interdiction Problems and Applications – Di Nguyen
  • The evasion of international sanctions – Francesco Giumelli 
  • The importance of regional bans to halt Global wildlife trade – Luis Reino 
  • Illicit energy trade: сonsequences of the needs trap and the role of the safety factor in the absence of extreme dependence – Ilona Dumanska 
  • Factual support of the guilty plea and sentence bargaining in the case against illicit manufacture and trade in firearms in North Macedonia – Boban Misoski
  • Potential of cacao production versus illicit crops in Latin America – Sonia Quiroga 
  • Application of the barrier model to analyze the stolen cars market in Bulgaria – Atanas Rusev 
  • Policing or self-perishing? The impact of the import regulation on the Swiss illicit caviar market – Amelie Jeanneret, Yuji Z. Hashimoto and Stefano Caneppele 
  • Detection of illicit accounts over the Ethereum blockchain – George Azzopardi 
  • Multimedia forensics: from image copy-move forgery to deep fake detection – Gül Tahaoğlu 
  • Motivation and Behavioral Models of Illegal Products and Services Customers in Bulgaria – Georgi Penchev 


22 May, 2023
23 May, 2023
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