Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace
As from 2014, thanks to its involvement in the international consortium, the Ministry of the Interior and Administration has the opportunity to apply for the participation of Polish experts in short-term ad hoc operations in third countries in the field related to organised crime. These operations may include assistance activities in the following areas: illegal trade, drugs, weapon, human trafficking, money laundering, counterfeiting of medicines and cybercrime.
On 11 March 2014, Regulation (EU) No 230/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council established the Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace for the years 2014-2020, replacing the Instrument for Stability in place between 2007 and 2013.
The Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace is one of the key external assistance instruments that enable the EU to take a lead in helping to respond to emerging crises or threat of a crisis around the world.
Various entities are involved in activities under the Instrument: EU agencies, Member States, NGOs, the UN and other international organisations.
European Crime Prevention Award
The European Crime Prevention Network (EUCPN) organises an annual contest for the European Crime Prevention Award (ECPA) and a Conference for sharing and disseminating experience and knowledge of Best Practices.
In 2020, Germany, as the country holding the Presidency of the Council of the European Union, is responsible for organising these events. The theme of the contest and the conference will be organised crime related to distinct social groups often characterised by structures resembling a clan or family (family-based organised crime).
The main prize in the contest is EUR 10,000 and is awarded to the project that makes the greatest contribution to the field of crime prevention. In addition, contest rules provide for two additional prizes in the amount of EUR 5,000. Each Member State may submit one national project.
The Department for Public Order of the Ministry of the Interior and Administration is responsible for the organisation of the national preliminary round.
In the nearest future there are plans to announce a call for projects for the contest.