From 14 to 15 November 2017, the Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), in collaboration with CILC, European Judicial Network (EJN) and The European Union’s Judicial Cooperation Unit (EUROJUST) will organize a closing conference for the “International Cooperation in Criminal Justice: the Prosecutors’ Network of the Western Balkans” project in Berlin, Germany. The project is a continuation of support to the Western Balkans Prosecutors’ Network – Preventing and fighting serious and trans-border organised crime and linked corruption cases with cross-border implications, and dismantling criminal organisations involved in illicit trafficking destined to the EU, in particular trafficking in firearms, drugs and human beings. IISG Chair, Mr. Rajko Kozmelj will contribute to the conference by presenting the EU endorsed “Western Balkan Integrative Internal Security Governance” approach.
For more information about the project visit http://www.cilc.nl/project/international-cooperation-in-criminal-justice-the-prosecutors-network-of-the-western-balkans/
Between 9-10 November 2017, the German International Cooperation (GIZ), the Police Cooperation Convention for Southeast Europe (PCC SEE) Secretariat and DCAF Ljubljana (host of the IISG Support Group) are organizing the “Strategic Preparation Meeting on Priorities and Needs Assessment – Preparation of the Multi-Annual Integrated Plan of Action within the Western Balkan Counter Serious Crime Initiative (WBCSCi)“. The event will be hosted by the Centre for European Perspective (CEP) Slovenia at Jable caste, Slovenia.
This meeting will launch the preparation of the Integrated Plan of Action for the ‘Western Balkan Counter Serious Crime Initiative – WBCSCi’ in line with the conclusions of the IISG Kick-Off Ministerial Conference on 8th September 2017, where the ministers appointed the PCC SEE Secretariat as the Lead Partner in Pillar II of the IISG. The meeting will also contribute to the objectives of the IPA II 2016 Regional Action.
Funded by the EU instrument IPA 2017, the objective of this project is the continuation of the prosecutors network and police cooperation project under one umbrella, with a dedicated strand of 3 Meuro focussing on smuggling of migrants/refugees.