TREES Final Report21.12.2016
This document represents the final deliverable of the TREES project and it contains a synthesis of the main issues presented on the TREES deliverables. It is divided into three sections. The first one is aimed at analyzing the phenomenon of illegal logging and its relation with the corruption. With the second section the focus is moved to the emerging risk of corruption in the forest sector in Europe. The last one section has the objective to give some indications and suggestions on how to prevent and reduce the criminality in the timber sector.
The TREES Project (Timber Regulation Enforcement to protect European wood Sector from criminal infiltration) aims at enforcing the EU Timber Regulation implementation as instrument to fight corruption as facilitator of organized crimes activities. Specific target of the project is to explore the anti-corruption potentiality of the EUTR, increasing cooperation among Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) and private operators, improving their cooperation to fight against crime and transfer project results to European Union Member States.
More information about the TREES Project are available on: www.trees-project.eu