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Daily summary

The conference will take place at the Sofia university, Main Building, Sofia, 15 Tsar Osvoboditel Boulevard.

Friday 5 July  Location
08:15-09:00 Registration Lounge area in front of Aula
09:00–09:30

Opening Plenary Session, Welcome Addresses and Introduction to the Conference

Prof. Maria Stoicheva, Functional Rector for International Relations, Sofia University

Mr. Malden Marinov, Minister of Interior, Republic of Bulgaria

Aula – Ceremonial Hall
09:30–11:30 

Keynote Lectures

Organised Crime in the Sahel Region
Speaker Francesco Strazzari, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa

Can we Claim to be Countering Organised Crime?
Speaker Tuesday Reitano, Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime, Geneva

Aula – Ceremonial Hall
11:30–12:00  Coffee break Lounge area in front of Aula
12:00–13:30  Parallel Panels: 1, 2, 3, 4 University Rectorate
13:30–14:30  Buffet lunch Lounge area in front of Aula
14:30–16:30 

Roundtable

Beyond Corruption and Bribery – Systematic Extortion by Public Officials and State Capture
Organised by the Centre for the Study of Democracy, Bulgaria

Chair
Atahanas Rousev, Center for the Study of Democracy
Speakers
Alexander Stoyanov, University of National and World Economy, Sofia
Tihomir Bezlov, Center for the Study of Democracy, Sofia
Ruzha Smilova, Sofia University St Kliment Ohridski, Sofia

Aula – Ceremonial Hall
16:30–16:45  Coffee break Lounge area in front of Aula
16:45–18:15  Parallel Panels: 5, 6, 7, 8 University Rectorate
20:00 Social Dinner La Cattedrale
 Saturday 6 July   
09:00–10:30 Parallel Panels: 9, 10, 11 University Rectorate
10:30–11:00 Coffee break Lounge area infront of Aula
11:00–13:00

Roundtable

Organised Crime in the West Balkans Organised by the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organised Crime

Chair / Moderator
Tuesday Reitano, Deputy Director, Global Initiative
Discussant
Anna Maria Getos Kalac, University of Zagreb – Faculty of Law; Max Planck Partner Group for Balkan Criminology
Speakers
Ugljesa Zvekic, Senior Advisor, Global Initiative and Permanent Representative (Ambassador) of the European Public Law Organization (EPLO)
The Political Context of the Western Balkans / The Importance of Poznan and a Way Forward
Fatjona Mejdini, Field Coordinator at the Global Initiative
Local Vulnerabilities to Organised Crime in the Western Balkans

Aula – Ceremonial Hall
13:00–14:00 Buffet lunch Lounge area in front of Aula
14:00–15:30 Parallel Panels: 12, 13 University Rectorate
15:30–15:45 Coffee break Lounge area in front of Aula
15:45–17:15 Parallel Panels: 14, 15, 16 University Rectorate
17:15 Close of conference   


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