Cooperation Southeast Danube Region
Start date: Dec 31, 2013,
End date: Sep 16, 2015
The conclusion was drawn at the Danube Police Chief Conference to integrate the Cooperation Southeast Danube Region for Fighting Drug Trafficking (AG Südost)1 as a separate project into the EUSDR and open it for non- members in the near future so as to integrate all countries involved in the Strategy.The project will be implemented under the leadership of the BLKA with the Austrian Federal Criminal Police Office and the Czech Republic (NPC Prague) participating as partners.The project aims at strengthening international police cooperation in combating illicit drug trafficking through continued harmonisation with EU standards and practices in the participating countries.The project will promote the exchange of information and strengthen cooperation between the law enforcement authorities to promote security and tackle organised crime.Sustainability will be obtained by generally optimising and intensifying cooperation, in particular the international operational cooperation (permanent exchange of information between investigators and regular transnational exercises.The goal of the project is to develop a common strategy for combating drug trafficking in the Danube region and at the same time enhance the cooperation between the participating countries.Additionally, the project aims at achieving a high and common level of qualification for all organisational units involved.Milestones – strengthening international police cooperation; promotion the exchange of information; strengthening the cooperation between the law enforcement authorities to promote security and tackle organised crime. Achievements: The 153rd conference of AG Südost was held in Austria from 30 September to 2 October 2014. A brochure – published bilingual in English and German – summed up the progress and the outcomes of the conference. A major exercise (controlled delivery of drugs) took place in May 2015. The debriefing with representatives of the countries that participated in the exercise was held in Hungary in June 2015. The project finished with the 154th conference of AG Südost, which took place in Czech Republic from September 15th – 17th.
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