Call summary and aims
The objective is to fund EU Member State law enforcement authorities to work with local law enforcement authorities in West and North Africa in the form of Joint Investigation Teams (JITs) to enhance the criminal justice response to migrant smuggling through more effective investigations and prosecutions.
These aims can be best achieved through enhancing the capacities of individual Member States and third countries (e.g. through transfer of skills and resources), as well as fostering cooperation between them, through information exchange, joint regional training and the creation of cross-border joint patrols and JITs, to enhance the investigation and prosecution of migrant smuggling criminal groups.
The call for proposals will be organised around priority topics/countries where these JITs could be hosted and where the preparation of JITs in cooperation with the host countries law enforcement authorities could take place.
Expected results: enhance the criminal justice response to migrant smuggling through more effective investigations and prosecutions in third countries.