Cooperation in the framework of “Countering Serious Crime in Western Balkans IPA 2019”

In the context of the Letter of Intent concluded between SELEC and “Countering Serious Crime in Western Balkans IPA 2019”, on 22 of April 2021 SELEC Management hosted the working visit of Ms. Anna Marinelli, Team Leader and Mr.Claudio Schettini, from the Coordination Presidium of the project.

The meeting focused on discussing the cooperation in the framework of the project, in particular the steps to be taken for initiating the preparation of the Organized Crime Threat Assessment.

SELEC, with the support of its Member States, elaborates the most comprehensive analytical product that is the Organized Crime Threat Assessment for South East Europe (OCTA SEE), the last one being published in 2018.

As both SELEC and “Countering Serious Crime in the Western Balkans IPA 2019” are supporting law enforcement organizations in the fight against trans- border serious and organized crime, the main aim of this joint cooperation is to strengthen both the operational and analytical capacities of the Western Balkans.