Otranto Legality Experience is a unique opportunity to investigate issues related to the link between organised crime and globalisation, through workshops, seminars and discussions held by Italian and international speakers.

OLE 2011 LogoOrganised by FLARE Network, the 2012 edition is held in Lecce and Otranto from 16th to 29th of July 2012.

The goal is to develop and set a benchmark in Europe for the role of civil society in combating transnational organised crime.

The 2011 edition of the event was attended by more than 60 speakers and 100 participants. Media partners of the event were Current TV Italy, Lastampa.it, La Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno and Telenorba.

OLE is dedicated to the memory of Renata Fonte, killed by mafia on March 31, 1984, and to the journalist Toni Fontana. The cultural coordinator of the event is Vittorio Agnoletto.

OLE Summer School is made possible thanks to the contribution of Regione Puglia and Europe Direct Puglia.

The programme of the 2012 edition of OLE is divided into three parts: Summer School, Summer Camp, Public Forum.

Please Note: the organisers' offer for accommodation is now available. Please see the Application pages for details.

::: Summer School | Lecce, July 16-20

The Summer School is open to the participation of 45 Italian students and 15 international students. By attending the Summer School students acquire university credits. To enroll, go to the Summer School Application page.

Deadline to apply: July 2, 2012.

::: Summer Camp | Lecce, July 23-27

The Camp foresees 100 seats available. This year's thematics cover arms trafficking, finance & crime, drug trafficking and EU response related issues. To enroll, click go to the Camp & Forum Application page.

Deadline to apply: July 2, 2012.

::: Public Forum | Otranto, July 27-29

The forum is open to the public and participants do not need to enroll. However, accomodation can be provided for those who attended the Summer Camp. The programme consists of public debates with Italian and international guests to be held at the main square in Otranto.