The Development of Tools to Counter Illegal Management and Trade of Waste Project (DOTCOM Waste project) was funded by the European Commission Directorate-General Migration and Home Affairs. The project seeks to increase the capabilities of law enforcement agencies, customs and port authorities, environmental agencies and prosecutors to fight cross-border waste crime more cost-effectively.
To achieve the objective, the project aims to increase the stakeholders’ understanding of current waste crime trends and to identify and share good practices for detecting, investigating and prosecuting waste crime activities. The project will translate this knowledge into training materials and tools and will promote training sessions to help key stakeholders integrate good practices into their day-to-day operations.
A group of eight institutions are involved in the implementation of the project, including BCRC Beijing/Tsinghua University, Cross-border Research Association (CBRA), Compliance & Risks (C&R), TECOMS, Ports Environmental Network Africa (PENAf), Basel Convention Coordinating Centre for the African Region (BCCC-Africa) and Public Prosecutor Office of Bari.