IALG Seminars 2021-2022

Virtual, The Hague, Bern

Due to the ongoing global measurements and travel restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 15th IALG group started their work during a virtual seminar hosted by The Netherlands Police in November 2021. The second seminar took place physically in The Hague, The Netherlands, and was hosted by The Netherlands Police and the Royal Netherlands Marechaussee. The third and final IALG seminar took place in Bern, Switzerland, and was hosted by the Swiss Federal Office of Police.

IALG Assignment 2021 – 2022:

Far longer than Covid-19, we have known another virus: organised crime. Without appropriate countermeasures, it spreads rapidly, sometimes unnoticeably, it constantly develops new variants to establish itself in our everyday lives, and it takes no notice of national boundaries. As with a virus, when ‘treating’ crime we need to first understand its root causes. We know there are many factors ranging from cultural, political to socio-economical which individually and collectively create and breed crime. Organised crime can only be fought with prevention, cooperation and repression measures and here, the police is a key player. In this assignment, we ask how society, economy and institutions can better detect, prevent and prosecute the infiltration of organized crime and its concomitants – corruption and money laundering – in domestic and international legal structures and what role the police should play.


Assignment givers: Nicoletta della Valle, Director General of the Swiss Federal Office of Police, Catherine De Bolle, Executive Director of Europol and Jürgen Stock, Secretary General of INTERPOL


Previous IALG Seminars

  • 2022 - 2023
    The Hague, Singapore, Sydney
    The first seminar of the 16th IALG group took place in The Hague, Netherlands, and was hosted by The Netherlands Police in December 2022. The second …
  • 2019 - 2020/21
    Sydney, New York, Virtually
    The 14th IALG group started their work in November 2019 in Sydney, Australia. After the second seminar in New York City, USA, preparations for the …
  • 2018-2019
    Ottawa, Oslo, New York City
    The 13th IALG group came together three times over the course of nine months to work on their assignment related to Policing within the Context of a …