The European Agenda on Security underscores the need to take measures to tackle terrorism, a global threat that needs a joint international response. The purpose of this project is to support the MENA region in building criminal justice systems that can cooperate regionally and internationally to offer security to their citizens and, at the same time, guarantee compliance with the law. It has led this Expertise FranceEuropean Commission-funded project for four years. In it, experts from the Spanish Ministry of the Interior, the Ministry of Justice, the General Council of the Judiciary and the Public Prosecutor of Spain will work together with the Carabinieri of Italy to improve the situation in Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia.
The overall objective of this project finance by the European Union is contributing to decrease the ratio of trafficking in person (TIP) and smuggling of migrants (SOM) at national and regional level, and between Nigeria and the EU, with specific emphasis on women and children. A-TIPSOM can be summarize in five specific outcomes: Policy, enhancing the ability of the Government of Nigeria to address trafficking in persons and smuggling of migrants; Prevention, improved governance of migration sector in Nigeria, with focus on THB and SOM; Protection, enhanced prevention of THB and SOM in key states of origin and of transit; Prosecution, improved protection returns and reintegration of victims of trafficking and of vulnerable smuggled migrants, particularly from Europe; and Partnership, enhanced identification, investigation and prosecution of traffickers and smugglers. For four years, Spanish experts from the National Police of Spain will work on the project to improve international, national and regional cooperation. Spain has an important roll on this task, being one of the main destiny countries of the UE.
This project seeks to strengthen the international cooperation capabilities of the partner countries' police forces, as well as the cooperation links with their judicial branches and public ministries in the fight against organised crime. Despite its socio-economic progress, the region continues to face significant challenges in the area of public safety. Organised crime and its transnational networks are directly related to this problem. AMERIPOL (Police Community of the Americas) was founded in 2007 in Bogotá (Colombia) with this priority. It also seeks to become a benchmark in police cooperation, as regards both the region and relations between Latin America and the European Union. This support project is an integral part of the EL PACcTO regional programme and will be closely coordinated with it. During the three years of its implementation, it will also benefit from collaboration with the National Police Corps.
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.
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