In the last decades, the arrival of migrants from the Middle East and Sub-Saharan Africa to Europe also meant the arrival of new social structures and systems to the continent. While there are numerous examples of successful integration and fruitful coexistence between the host communities and the arrived people, the existence of parallel societies has also become part of the European landscape, which is not independent from the original social systems of the migrants.
Perhaps the most distressing element of this story is the emergence of clan-based delinquency, which collect the losers of integration and the “European dream”. The internal cohesion, the modus vivendi and the unfamiliar nature of clan structures for indigenous communities and police forces make it extremely hard to fight against these networks. In our conference we will examine the nature of these groups, their presence from Vienna to Stockholm, and the possible ways how to address this issue.