The aim of this project is improving the effectiveness and operational cooperation of agencies responsible for investigating drug trafficking and the organised crime associated with it. In addition, the project supports beneficiary countries in the prevention of drug use, as well as in improving treatment for drug addiction, covering, in general, all drugs policies, in line with the European Drugs Strategy 2013-2020. It is a project financed by the European Commission with a budget of €12,000,000 which FIIAPP is managing for four years in collaboration with experts from the Spanish Interior Ministry, who will work on activities together with their counterparts in France, Italy and the United Kingdom.
Binomial security and development has become a key element in the strategy of the European Union for the Sahel region. For this reason, the Ministry of the Interior of Spain, through the Civil Guard, has proposed to carry out this project. To this end, the European Commission has delegated its management to FIIAPP. The Sahel is a geographical area of great political instability. This causes problems regarding irregular migration and the presence of terrorist groups. In addition, to the existence of criminal organisations and illegal trafficking. The general objective of the Delegated Cooperation project is to contribute to the security of the population and the stabilisation of both the countries involved, and of the regional territories, including the most isolated and cross-border areas. Spanish experts along with French, Italian and Portuguese experts will work with their counterparts in the region to improve internal security in these countries, strengthening the capabilities of their security forces and improving cross-border cooperation.
The European Commission has delegated FIIAPP and Expertise France to manage a cooperation programme to reinforce the fight against organised crime in Latin America. This programme, called EL PAcCTO, will last 60 months. The programme is financed by the European Union Development Cooperation Instrument and has a budget of 19 million euros. Its main objective is to give technical assistance to Latin American countries for an effective fight against organised crime, by strengthening the entire criminal justice system. Expertise France and FIIAPP are guaranteeing the implementation of the project in collaboration with their partners (the Italo-Latin American Institute (IILA in its Spanish acronym), Portugal’s Instituto Camões), and with the support of European public experts.
Niger is currently one of the main gateways for migration from Africa to the Mediterranean. The aim of this Project is to support the government of Niger in its fight against illegal immigration, people trafficking and smuggling in the country, while at the same time fostering the creation of an international protected area against these crimes. This is being done by training the Niger national police force in investigation and operating procedures. The training will have the cooperation of experts from the Spanish National Police Force, the French Central Directorate of Border Pólice and the French Ministry of the Interior Directorate of International Cooperation. FIIAPP will manage this project for the next three years with the cooperation of the National Police Force and €6,000,000 in funding from the European Commission.
Improving public systems for the benefit of citizenship: 200 professionals managing more than 1,100 projects at the service of Public Administrations with a budget over € 400 million and in more than 160 countries.