ECPR Standing Groups
University of Sofia, Standing Group on Organised Crime
5 - 6 July 2019

ECPR Standing Group on Organised Crime: General Conference 5 – 6 July 2019

The SGOC, in collaboration with the University of Sofia, The Centre for the Study of Democracy, and The Global Initiative Against Transnational Organised Crime, invites you to the third SGOC General Conference in Sofia, Bulgaria.

This year's theme is Dismembering Organised Crime: Identifying, Analysing and Countering.

The first SGOC General Conference was held in Naples, in December 2015, and second in Bath, July 2017. Following the success of these two events, we are excited to hold our third conference in the scenic Bulgarian capital.

Sofia is a modern, youthful city, with a scattering of domed churches, Ottoman mosques and Red Army monuments which give it an exotic feel. The ski slopes and hiking trails of Mount Vitosha are just a short bus ride from the city centre.

The University of Sofia was founded on 1 October 1888, 10 years after the liberation of Bulgaria, and serves as Bulgaria's primary institution of higher education.

Registration fees

Students from ECPR member institutions €120 (Early Bird €110)*
Students from non-member institutions €130 (Early Bird fee €120)*
Other participants from ECPR member institutions €140 (Early Bird fee €130)
Other participants from non-member institutions €150 (Early Bird fee €140)

*To be eligible for the student rate, students must send one of the following to the Events Team by midnight BST on 15 April 2019:

  • Student ID card with a valid expiry date
  • Letter from their Head of Department
  • Confirmation of enrolment to their university

For further information, contact ECPR's Events Team / +44 (0)1206 630044


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