The EU’s fight against organized crime

Seminar Mon 24 April 2023
time and place

Monday 24 April 2023, 10:00–11:15
SNS, Jakobsbergsgatan 18, Stockholm. Registration with coffe from 09:45.

How does the EU combat forms of crime that are becoming increasingly well-organized and transnational? This will be discussed at SNS by Ylva Johansson, EU commissioner, Johan Olsson, head of the Swedish Police Authority’s National Operations Department, and Cristina Latorre Sancho, ambassador of Spain to Sweden.

The EU has adopted a number of priorities for combating serious and organized crime. Combatting transnational organized crime is also one of Sweden’s prioritized areas during its current EU presidency. We also see collaborations between individual member states aimed at combatting crime. How do Swedish law enforcement agencies collaborate with their counterparts in other countries? Which are the greatest challenges and which tools do the police need?

The seminar is organized within the framework of the SNS research project Crime and Society.

The seminar will be conducted in English.


Ylva Johansson, EU commissioner for home affairs, whose responsibilities include internal security and combatting crime (participate digitally)

Cristina Latorre Sancho, ambassador of Spain to Sweden (participates on site)

Johan Olsson, head of the National Operations Division (NOA), Swedish Police Authority (participates on site)

The discussion is chaired by Annika Ström Melin, journalist and author.


The meeting is free of charge and open to SNS members*, specially invited guests, academia as well as media. The seminar will take place at SNS, Jakobsbergsgatan 18, Stockholm. Register using registration button above.

In case of cancellation after Friday 21 April or in case of no-show, SEK 395 ex, VAT will be charged for those who registered to participate on site (this also applies to those who participate free of charge).

*List of SNS members/Information about membership