Podcast, Episode 2: Organised Vehicle Crime in the EU

Organised property crime, especially motor vehicle theft (MVT), poses a persistent and intricate challenge for EU law enforcement. In addition to traditional criminal law methods, administrative approaches and barrier models have surfaced as potential tools in preventing and addressing organised crime. Within this context, V-Bar is designed as a national barrier model that aims to unravel the criminal processes behind motor vehicle theft and stolen motor vehicle parts in six EU countries – Belgium, Bulgaria, France, Germany, Italy, and the Netherlands.

In this episode of the V-Bar podcast, our host Lampros Kottis, research fellow and a lawyer at the Faculty of Law and Criminology of Ghent University, will be discussing together with decision-makers, civil servants, and experts the barrier model approach to hinder motor vehicle theft, the profile of vehicle crime perpetrators and possible ways to prevent and disrupt the transportation and trade of stolen vehicles and vehicle parts.