Trafficking in cultural goods has become one of the most profitable criminal activities for organised crime groups and the booming art and antiquity market is creating new business models for organised crime. At the same time, the art and antiquity market is also one of the least regulated markets in Europe, characterised by a lack of traceability.
– Robust research on methodologies that prioritise new data collection and analysis, and applications towards the development of evidence-based policy.
– Proposals should support the gathering of intelligence and the development of tools that relevant practitioners need to fight this crime and to collect actionable (cross-border) evidence acceptable in court
Improved and validated tools (including the lawful court-proof collection of crime evidence) for European Police Authorities, Border Guards and Customs Authorities to tackle criminal activities related to trafficking of cultural goods.