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Daily summary

The ECPR Standing Group on Organised Crime: General Conference, will take place at the University of Sofia, Department of Political Science, 125 Tsarigradsko Shosе Blvd. 5 – 6 July 2019.

Friday 5 July  Location
09:15–09:30 Opening Plenary Session, Welcome addresses and Introduction to the Conference To be confirmed
09:30–11:30  Keynote lectures
'Organised Crime in the Sahel Region'
Francesco Strazzari, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa

'Can we Claim to be Countering Organized Crime?'
Tuesday Reitano, Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime, Geneva
To be confirmed
11:30–12:00  Coffee break To be confirmed
12:00–13:30  Parallel Panels: 1, 2, 3, 4 To be confirmed
13:30–14:30  Buffet lunch To be confirmed
14:30–16:30  Roundtable Discussion
'Beyond corruption and bribery – Systematic Extortion by Public Officials and State Capture - Organised by the Centre of the Study of Democracy, Bulgaria.'
Speakers: TBC.
To be confirmed
16:30–16:45  Break To be confirmed
16:45–18:15  Parallel Panels: 5, 6, 7, 8 To be confirmed
20:00 Social Dinner To be confirmed
 Saturday 6 July   
09:00–10:30 Parallel Panels: 9, 10, 11 To be confirmed
10:30–11:00 Coffee break To be confirmed
11:00–13:00 Roundtable Discussion
'Organised crime in the West Balkans – Organised by the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organised Crime.'
Speakers: TBC.
To be confirmed
13:00–14:00 Buffet lunch To be confirmed
14:00–15:30 Parallel Panels: 12, 13, 14, 15 To be confirmed
15:30–15:45 Break To be confirmed
15:45–17:15 Parallel Panels: 16, 17, 18 To be confirmed
17:15 Close of conference  To be confirmed

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