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Sectors: Justice - Security

Beneficiaries: Administrations States, Local and Regional authorities

Regions: European Union

Category: Call for Proposals

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Funds for: Establishing a JIT composed of the law enforcement officials from the participating EU and the host third country
Main beneficiaries: Public bodies

Responsible: European Commission

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Funds for: Establishing a JIT composed of the law enforcement officials from the participating EU and the host third country
Main beneficiaries: Public bodies

Priorities and funded actions:

Objectives
* Assess the capacity building needs of law enforcement and judicial authorities in the partner country;
* Analyse the investigative and judicial procedures, on-going cases and past rulings;
* Define and agree with the partner country’s authorities the status, mandate and prerogative of the JIT (Joint Investigation Team)

Priorities
* Enhancing cooperation with other EU agencies, beyond Europol, such as the European Border and Coast Guard Agency or Eurojust and international organisations such as Interpol;
* Establishment of a database between the Member States and relevant law enforcement authorities ensuring interoperability with Interpol databases;
* Continuous capacity building and mentoring for the officers, members of the JIT, on detection, investigation and prosecution methodologies in the area of migrant smuggling, including on financial investigations, document fraud and the distinction between human trafficking and migrant smuggling

Among the financed actions
* Preparatory, administrative and technical support to the deployment of Member States liaison officers and short-term experts to the region;
* Training and mentoring of staff and experts of relevant authorities, development of common training curricula and training courses for relevant law enforcement agencies, possibly in cooperation with local training institutions;
* Acquisition, maintenance, and/or further upgrading of technical equipment, including ICT systems and their components