Support to the Fight Against Organised Crime
EU-Georgia Association Agreement commits Georgia to combating organised crime and illicit trafficking and to further strengthening cooperation in the fight against terrorism. To meet the requirement, the Government of Georgia has implemented a number of reforms to strengthen the Rule of Law with emphasis on prevention and fight against organised crime.
This project supports implementation of the Strategy and its Action Plan in further building the capacity of the immediate target institutions to combat Trafficking in Human Beings (THB), cybercrime, drug crimes, money laundering, Terrorism financing, enhancing cooperation with EUROPOL and CEPOL, as mandated by the Association Agreement.
The project works with the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) and its relevant departments involved in the fight against organised crime) The project also works with the State Security Service, while empowering all institutions to retain ownership of the process in order to generate sustainability.
To strengthen institutional capacity of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) and State Security Service of Georgia (SSSG), by enhancing capabilities and international law enforcement cooperation as well as promoting direct contacts and channels of communication with the EU Member States, Europol and third countries to combat organised crime in Georgia
- Improved institutional capacity of Georgia's Interagency Coordinating Council for Combating Organised Crime.
- Enhanced capacity of Georgian law enforcement agencies to use intelligence led policing (ILP) and special investigative techniques to fight organised (including trans-border) crime, with due respect to human rights-based approach.
- Strengthened analytical capacities of the relevant law enforcement agencies.
- Upgraded (legal) mechanisms for the prevention of and fight against organised crime, with special attention to gender-sensitive approaches.
- Enhanced international law enforcement cooperation and direct contacts with the EU Member States, Europol and selected third countries' competent authorities.
- Strengthened crime prevention through integrated community oriented policing in police work, with due employment of human rights-based approach.
- Increased public awareness on prevention of and fight against organised crime, using gender sensitive approaches as relevant.
= Enhanced capacity of the MIA Academy to institutionalise and upgrade police preparation to fight organised crime.