V-BAR had the privilege to take part in the 23rd Annual Conference of the European Society of criminology taking place between 6 and 9 September 2023 in Florence, Italy. Catherine Monbailliu, Sonja John, Atanas Rusev, Klaus von Lampe presented the problem of vehicle crime in the EU and the barrier model approach, the profile of vehicle crime perpetrators, focusing on MOCG and possible barriers to preventing entry and use of infrastructure in EU member states. They highlighted the preparation and commission of vehicle crimes, whether technological or situational prevention barriers should be prioritised, as well as possible barriers to preventing and disrupting transportation and trade of stolen vehicle parts.