The Final report of project BOWNET is now online in the section Materials.
The press release could be downloaded here and the full report could be downloaded here (PDF 9.3 Mb).
23rd January 2013
Michele Riccardi is invited to the hearing of the Special Committee on organised crime, corruption and money laundering (CRIM) of the EU Parliament to present the results of Project BOWNET and a relation on the issue of Corporate transparency requirements. The presentations are available in the section Materials.
10th January 2013
Final results of Project BOWNET are presented at EC premises in Brussels. The presentations are available in the section Materials.
21st November 2012
Selected final results of Project BOWNET are online in the section Materials.
3rd July 2012
Some selected materials of the partners workshop held on the 2nd-3rd July, including an update of the results of the BOWNET analysis, are online in the section Materials. a
2nd-3rd July 2012
The BOWNET research team meets in Milan for discussing the preliminary results of Activity 6 and 7 of the project and defining the next steps of the research.
7th May 2012
Preliminary results of the BOWNET analysis carried out by Transcrime and EBR are online in the section Materials.
23rd and 24th April 2012
Michele Riccardi presents the preliminary results of Transcrime analysis within Project BOWNET to the participants to the 6th Annual Meeting of the EU Asset Recovery Platform in Brussels, Belgium.
29th March 2012
The BOWNET research team meets in Milan to discuss the preliminary results of Activities 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 of the project.
15th March 2012
Michele Riccardi presents Project BOWNET to the participants to the meeting of the ARO Platform Subgroup on Bank Account Registers, held in Brussels. During the roundtable the issue of beneficial ownership of suspicious bank accounts is addressed, and stronger connections between Centralised bank accounts registers and Business registers are suggested.
17th November 2011
Project Bownet is presented by Transcrime staff to US and international academicians, LEA officers and prosecutors during the 63rd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology (ASC) in Washington DC, United States.
The survey among EU business registers aimed at assessing the level and quality of information on shareholders, beneficial ownership and ownership structure of EU companies has been launched by EBR-European Business Register. Results are expected by end of 2011.
25th October 2011
Professor Ernesto Savona (Transcrime and Università Cattolica Sacro Cuore) presents Project Bownet at the 4th Pan-European High Level Conference on Asset Recovery Offices (AROs), dealing with "Successfully tracing and identifying the proceeds of crime in Europe".
8th June 2011
Project Bownet is presented by Transcrime during the annual meeting of the heads of Research Institutes of the German Federal Police at the Bundeskriminalamt (BKA) headquarters, Wiesbaden (Germany).
7th June 2011
Kick off meeting in Milan (Italy) between Transcrime and EBR, key partners of the project.
15th April 2011
"Transcrime and the Università Cattolica open Chinese boxes": The Italian leading weekly newspaper Il Mondo talks about Project Bownet. The full article could be read here .
24th March 2011
With the signature of the Grant Agreement between the European Commission, DG Home Affairs, and the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Project Bownet has officially started. It will last 20 months, until the end of November 2012.
Bownet – Identifying the Beneficial Owner of legal
entities in the fight against money laundering - is a project carried out with the financial support from the Prevention of and Fight against Crime Programme
of the European Union - European Commission, DG Home Affairs.
The project is a feasibility study aimed at assessing what is necessary to develop an intelligent system able to search and integrate information on the beneficial owner of legal entities in order to prevent and combat money laundering and other financial crimes.
The project will benefit many stakeholders at EU and international levels: Financial Intelligence Units, Asset Recovery Offices, Law Enforcement Agencies specialized in the fight against financial crime but also credit institutions, legal professions and other intermediaries subject to Directive 2005/60/EC (Third AML Directive).
The project is developed by a consortium led by Transcrime – Joint Research Centre on Transnational Crime (Italy). The five other partners are: EBR – European Business Register (Belgium), Direction V (Anti Financial Crime) of the Ministry of Economy and Finance (Italy), FIU Denmark / SAOEK - State Prosecutor for serious Economic Crime (Denmark), UniCredit S.p.A. (Italy) and PricewaterhouseCoopers S.p.A. (Italy).
Project Bownet lasts 20 months: it has started on 24th March and will finish on 21st November 2012.