UP’s Crime Prevention Project Wins in Fierce UN Competition

 

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) endorsed the joint project of the Faculty of Law, University of Pécs (UP) and UP International Centre, according to the letter UNODC sent to UP recently.

 

 

The vast number of applications indicates an intense competition in this ample and relevant subject.

 

"Higher education institutions from 69 countries submitted a total of 227 projects, and UNODC only approved 4 of them. UP made it into this exclusive elite", emphasized István Tarrósy, director of UP International Centre.

 

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the project should primarily be implemented online. UP, having received extensive international and domestic experience in this field recently, was on board immediately.

 

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“The project undertakes to open discussions about the teaching materials prepared by UNODC with partner universities in our broader region in pressing issues like cybercrime, organized crime, human trafficking and smuggling, the fight against terrorism, crime prevention and criminal justice; all these in the context of international and EU law”, explained Ágoston Mohay, project manager and vice-dean for internationalization.

 

The core programme of the project is a 3-day workshop between 4 and 6 November, where invited experts will talk about the topics of the project. After that, there will be a roundtable discussion with the representatives of the partner universities about the possible implementations of the teaching materials. The goal is to outline common recommendations with the partner universities on the development of the teaching materials. The working language will be English, and the workshop will be available online for the audience. For more information, visit the website of the Faculty of Law, UP.