The consortium of Project Flows, led by Transcrime, includes leading international institutions and scholars in the field of transnational crime and crime-policies evaluation.

Transcrime is the Joint Research Centre on Transnational Crime of the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, the Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna and the Università degli Studi di Perugia. The center, directed by Professor Ernesto Ugo Savona, is based in Milan and it entirely relies on contracts and funding from private corporations and local, national, and international public institutions. Transcrime employs an integrated approach (criminology, law, economics, statistics, sociology, IT) to analyze crimes and evaluate crime prevention policies.


American University in Cairo

The Center for Migration and Refugee Studies (CMRS) is an interdisciplinary center of the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at AUC. Situated in the heart of the Middle East and North Africa, CMRS aims at furthering scientific knowledge about the large, longstanding, and more recent, refugee and migration movements in the region. It is also concerned with questions of refugees and migration in the international system as a whole, at both theoretical and practical levels.


Crime&tech srl is a spin-off company of the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore and Transcrime. It develops analyses, models, and tools to assess, prevent, and reduce security and crime risks. Experts at Crime&tech have cutting-edge skills in the collection of information from open sources – which are scanned with the latest data crawling and data mining techniques – as well as in the production of quantitative estimates of illicit markets.

Florida International University

Florida International University (FIU) is a multi-campus public research university in the United States offering a broad array of undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs. Through 10 colleges and schools, FIU offers more than 190 bachelor, master, and doctoral degree programs and conducts basic and applied research. Interdisciplinary centers and institutes conduct collaborative research to seek innovative solutions to economic, technological, health, and social problems.

Siracusa International Institute

The Siracusa International Institute for Criminal Justice and Human Rights (SII) is an Italian non-profit organization and foundation dedicated to promoting international and comparative criminal justice, the rule of law and human rights. Relying on a small, dedicated team of experienced legal, project management and logistical experts, SII has managed to establish itself as a global leader in technical assistance, training and research.

Additional Partners

Paolo Campana

Paolo Campana is a lecturer at the Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge. He is an academic expert on human smuggling, currently working on the smuggling and trafficking of human beings into Europe. On this topic, he has recently published in Crime&Justice (“Human Smuggling: Structure and Mechanisms”, 2020), European Journal of Criminology (“Out of Africa: The Organization of Migrant Smuggling across the Mediterranean”, 2018), Policing (“The Market for Human Smuggling into Europe: A Macro Perspective”, 2017), and the European Journal on Criminal Policy and Research (“Exploitation in Human Trafficking and Smuggling”, 2016).

Tim Boekhout van Solinge

Tim Boekhout van Solinge is an Amsterdam-based independent criminologist and consultant. He is also research fellow/guest lecturer at the Department of Criminology of Erasmus university Rotterdam. He holds a MA in human geography (University of Amsterdam) and a PhD in criminology (Utrecht University). He is specialized in the geographical and criminological analysis of transnational illegal activities and trafficking routes in various countries and regions.