In the second phase, the project, which is financed by the European Union, will continue to work with the Latin American police, judiciary and tax authorities in the fight against organized crime
In spite of its socio-economic progress, the region continues to face significant challenges in the area of public safety. The project Support for AMERIPOL, financed by the European Union and managed by FIIAPP, organised an event at its headquarters in Bogotá, at which the audience was presented with the work done in the previous phase of the project and the activities planned for the three years of the second phase.
In addition, a special emphasis was laid on the importance of completing the signing of the Quito Agreement, and developing an AMERIPOL Police Information System, which is to include both strategic and operational information in order to contribute to fighting organized crime. The event was attended by the military and interior attachés to Colombia.
FIIAPP has been implementing the Support for AMERIPOL project since its first phase in 2011. The aim of the current project, which is linked with EL PAcCTO, the Programme for Assistance against Transnational Organised Crime, is to build up the capacity for international cooperation of the police, judiciary and tax authorities in the partner countries in the fight against organized crime.
Among the beneficiaries of the project are: Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru, Colombia, Panama, Brazil and Argentina. The specific objective of the programme is to reinforce AMERIPOL’s position as a benchmark in police cooperation in both Latin America and the European Unión.