Internal Security Fund (Police component)

FIELDS:
  • Justice, Fundamental Rights and Home Affairs
BUDGET: € 3.764,23 million (current prices); € 3.318,0 million (2011 prices)
GENERAL OBJECTIVE:
  • Preventing and fighting against cross-border, serious and organised crime;
  • Raising the levels of security for citizens and business in cyberspace;
  • Preventing terrorism and addressing radicalisation and recruitment;
  • Raising capabilities to protect critical infrastructure in all economic sectors;
  • Increasing Europe's resilience to crisis and disaster.
SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES:
  • Preventing and combating cross-border, serious and organised crime including terrorism, and reinforcing coordination and cooperation between law enforcement authorities of Member States and with relevant third-countries;
  • Enhancing the capacity of Member States and the Union for managing effectively security-related risks and crisis, and preparing for and protecting people and critical infrastructure against terrorist attacks and other security related incidents.
SUPPORTED ACTIONS:
  • Actions improving police cooperation and coordination between law enforcement authorities, including joint investigation teams and any other form of cross-border joint operation, the access to and exchange of information and interoperable technologies;
  • Networking, mutual confidence, understanding and learning, the identification, exchange and dissemination of know-how, experience and good practices, information sharing, shared situation awareness and foresight, contingency planning and interoperability;
  • Analytical, monitoring and evaluation activities, including studies and threat, risk and impact assessments;
  • Awareness raising, dissemination and communication activities;
  • Acquisition and/or further upgrading of technical equipment, secure facilities, infrastructures, related buildings and systems, especially ICT systems and their components, including for the purpose of European cooperation on cyber crime, notably with the European Cybercrime Centre;
  • Exchange, training and education of staff and experts of relevant authorities, including language training and joint exercises or programmes;
  • Measures deploying, transferring, testing and validating new methodology or technology, including pilot projects and follow-up measures to Union funded security research projects.
CO-FINANCING:

T o provide additional incentives, the EU co-financing rate for national measures implementing any of these Union strategic priorities can be increased up to 90%, in accordance with the Horizontal Regulation, instead of 75%.

RESPONSIBLE BODY: DG Home Affairs
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