Call summary and aims
The fight against organised crime is one priority for action at EU level towards an effective and genuine Security Union. Organised crime has huge human, social and economic costs in the European Union. In addition, organised crime has clear links with the other priorities for action (terrorism and cybercrime). Organised crime is a key enabler of terrorism, allowing terrorists to acquire weapons and financial means. In recent years, the EU policy cycle has helped improve cooperation between Member States and contributed to creating trust among the relevant actors. Tackling organised crime implies support for action in various areas, among others in the area of environmental crime and firearms trafficking. Accordingly, two open calls to tackle challenges in the area of the fight against trafficking in firearms and environmental crime are foreseen.