Lithuanian Police is implementing a new project aimed for strengthening of criminal police capacities in Serbia


2018 12 13

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Lithuanian Police is currently implementing the European Union Twinning Light Project No. SR 15 IPA JH 01 17 TWL „Strengthening the capacity to implement National Criminal Intelligence System (NCIS)”.

The overall objective of the Project is to support Serbia’s commitment in meeting EU standards in the field of safety and security including through implementation of Action Plan on Chapter 24 and Accession Negotiation for Chapter 24: Justice, Freedom and Security. The purpose of the Project is to prepare for the establishment of a single centralized National Criminal Intelligence System (NCIS) and a safe platform for communicating between law enforcement bodies in order to fight efficiently against organized crime in Serbia.

The objective will be achieved by strengthening the capacities of the Serbian competent institutions through assessment of the current state of play in the area of combating organized crime and development of recommendations on modalities and procedures for establishment of the NCIS with recommendations on solutions for its implementation and coordination as well as training and experience sharing activities. The project is implemented by the Ministry of Interior of Serbia, Lithuanian Criminal Police Bureau and assisted by the Central Project Management Agency. The Project will last for 8 eight months. During this period distinguished experts from Lithuania and other EU Member States will transfer their knowledge and experience of efficiently fighting organized crime through advanced information management solutions to their Serbian colleagues.

The kick-off meeting of the Project took place on 5 September 2018 in Belgrade (Serbia). The event was designated to gather main stakeholders of the Project, present its structure, foreseen results and planned activities. This meeting was attended by the Serbian stakeholders from the Ministry of Interior, General Police Directorate, Ministry of Justice, Public Prosecutor's Office and other relevant state institutions as well as the Lithuanian and German experts.

Under the frames of the Project a study visit by the representatives of the Serbian Ministry of Interior, General Police Directorate and Public Prosecutor's Office was organized in Lithuania on 10-14 December 2018. The participants were acknowledged with the IT capacities of the Lithuanian Police and current developments, as well as with analytical and training-related capacities.