Strengthened Cooperation With Southern Partner Countries

Achievements of the Euromed Police IV Project

  • Katalin Berényi Euromed Police Project
  • Zoé Freund Euromed Police Project
Keywords: Euromed Police, Euro-Mediterranean cooperation, law enforcement, European Neighbourhood Policy, Southern Neighbours, organized crime, threat assessment, capacity building, regional approach

Abstract

The rapidly changing security environment in the Euro-Mediterranean region has made it imperative for international, regional and state actors to engage in strategic and operational cooperation way beyond the traditional law enforcement fields. Security threats arising from counter-terrorism, trafficking in human beings, cybercrime, firearms and drug trafficking are increasingly shared by both the EU and its southern neighbours, constituting the European Neighbourhood Instrument (ENI) South Partner Countries. These challenges have brought about the firm willingness of affected EU and MENA countries to work together to increase citizen security and strengthen the interregional law enforcement cooperation by enhancing the sharing and analysis of strategic criminal intelligence and targeted capacity building under the aegis of the Euromed Police project. This paper thus aims to shed light on and disseminate good practices related to the particular approach and tangible results of the EU-funded Euromed Police project soon coming to the end of its 4th phase which makes it an influential law enforcement actor in the Euro-Mediterranean region.

Author Biographies

Katalin Berényi, Euromed Police Project

Dr. Katalin Berényi works as a key expert (Mobility Scheme Coordinator) in the Euromed Police IV Project.

Zoé Freund, Euromed Police Project

Ms. Zoé Freund works as Operations Manager in the Euromed Police IV Project.

Published
2020-12-08
How to Cite
Berényi, K., & Freund, Z. (2020). Strengthened Cooperation With Southern Partner Countries. European Law Enforcement Research Bulletin, (20), 167-182. Retrieved from https://bulletin.cepol.europa.eu/index.php/bulletin/article/view/407