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Sectors: Co-op & Development, Justice - Security, Social Affairs

Beneficiaries: Administrations States

Regions: Candidate countries, European Union

Category: Call for proposals

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WE funding – IPA – Enhance…
Funds for: Improving the efficiency of criminal justice
Main beneficiaries: Public Administrations

Responsible: European Commission

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Funds for: Improving the efficiency of criminal justice
Main beneficiaries: Public Administrations

Priorities and funded actions:

Objective
* Improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the criminal justice through efficient functioning of the investigative centres, which include investigators from different profiles, and provide fast, transparent and efficient pre-investigation and investigation procedures in the fight against crime

Priorities
* Enhance the full implementation of the Criminal Procedure Law with regards to the establishment of efficient investigative centres in the Basic Public Prosecution for the fight against organized crime and corruption;
* Achieve efficient and multidisciplinary investigations which will provide solid evidence for indictments;
* Ensure better protection of human rights to the persons in the pre-investigation procedures;
* Improve the inter-institutional collaboration of the institutions actively involved in the fight against crime;
* Improve the international collaboration between the national institutions and the relevant international organizations

Among financed actions
* Analysis of the current legal framework for organization and functioning of the investigative centres;
* Drafting of recommendations to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the investigative centres;
* Drafting of legal amendments and by-laws;
* Drafting of Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) and other by-laws for conducting joint investigation activities;
* Drafting of memorandums for collaboration between the Public prosecution, Ministry of Interior, Customs Administration and Financial Police focusing on the investigative centres;
* Conducting analysis of the best European and international practices of the functional and operational role of the investigative centres, with pointed best applicable models;
* Assessment of the functional and operational role of the investigative centres;
* Drafting of Curriculum and training programme for investigators and Public prosecutors;
* Organisation of training for all relevant stakeholders for conducting joint investigation activities;
* Organisation of training for enhancing the specialist knowledge of public prosecutors, investigators, experts and other staff;
* Organisation of study visit in the MS Twinning Partner for gaining practical experience;
* Elaboration of protocols for interagency cooperation for using the resources, databases of each ministry/institutions;
* Organisation of training on strengthening and exchange of best practices with judicial authorities of other countries;

Additional information
* This call for proposals is an open call for proposals

* Maximum duration of the project: 27 months

* Eligibility
– Be a legal person;
– Be a Public Administration or a mandated body as per Twinning Manual;
– Actions must take place in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia