Round table dedicated to the best practices of European penitentiary system within the project “EU Action against Drugs and Organized crime (EU-ACT)” starts in Bishkek on 15th March 2019, in the conference room of the State Service on Execution of Punishment under the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic.
Last 26 February 2019 the plan on Implementation of Intelligence-led-policing (ILP) for the Ministry of Interior, State Committee on National Security and the State Service on Financial Intelligence was approved and signed between these agencies and the US Embassy in Kyrgyzstan and the project “EU Action against Drugs and Organized crime (EU-ACT)” funded by the European Union Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace.
EU-ACT Ukrainian Regional Office (RO) conducted an awareness seminar on parallel financial investigations within drug-related crimes for investigators and operational police officers of National Police of Ukraine Units of Cherkasy Region, from 19th to 20th February 2019.
EU-ACT project with the assistance of Dr. Emilis Subata, Director of Republican Centre for Addictive Disorders of Lithuania, visited Tbilisi to assess needs of medical personnel of the Centre for Mental Health and Prevention of Addiction (CMHPA), from 4th to 8th February 2019.
Sessions of the Interagency working group for conduction of the National Risk Assessment on financing terrorism and legalization (laundering) illegal income, as well as for development of the National Strategy for Risk Reduction” started in Bishkek the 4th of January 2019.
The EU-ACT project organised a workshop on Money Laundering and Drug Related Crimes at the Office of Prosecutor's General of Georgia on 30-31 January 2019.
’’EU Action (EU-ACT) project against Drugs and Organised Crime’’ in Gerogia has held its 6 monthly Review and Planning Meeting at Training Center of Justice in Tbilisi on 29th January 2019.
EU-ACT Regional Office in Ukraine has held its IV Planning and Review Workshop (P&R WS) in Kyiv on 21st January, 2019.
National Conference on Drugs Policy, to support for the implementation of Ukrainian Drug Strategy until 2020, from 28th to 30th November 2018.
Exchange of forensic experts from the Forensic Laboratory of the Spanish National Police (Comisaría General de Policía Cientítica) and one of the leading forensic institutions of Ukraine Kyiv Scientific Research Institute of Forensic Expertise (KFI) under the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine has been successfully conducted in November, 2018.
Successful High-Level Meeting (HLM) on cooperation among forensic laboratories in Ukraine organized by EU-ACT regional office in Ukraine on 27th November 2018.
EU-ACT South Caucasus Regional Office in Tbilisi supports development of drugs rehabilitation programme in prisons in Georgia. For this purpose, two experts from Spanish Penitentiary Institutions have visited Tbilisi to conduct assessment of the rehab pilot programme designed by Special Penitentiary Service of the Ministry of Justice of Georgia from 12th to 16th November 2018.
Four representatives of the Kyrgyz Police Academy and the Training Center under the State Committee on National Security visited Police Academy under the MoI of Georgia, from 12th to 14th November 2018.
The EU funded project’ ’EU Action (EU-ACT) against Drugs and Organised Crime jointly with the Embassy of France in Tbilisi organised ’’Cross-border Regional and Operational Exercise of Controlled Delivery’’, from 22 to 26 October 2018.
The workshop on “Financial Investigations parallel to Drug trafficking and Organized crime” of the project “EU Action against Drugs and Organized crime (EU-ACT)” started in Bishkek on 16th October 2018.
EU-ACT Ukraine organised a workshop to discuss the assesment on laboratories conducted by the Regional Office. The workshop was held on October 11th, 2018 at Kyiv Scientific Research Institute of Forensic Expertise.
High Level Meeting on presentation of the model Intelligence-led-Policing (ILP) with representatives of Belgian, Spanish and italian National police presented the model In Bishkek, Kyrgystan.
In frames of the EU funded project ’’EU Action against Drugs and Organised Crime (EU-ACT)’’ the visit of the experts from Belgium and United Kingdom has been launched today at the Academy of Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia (MoIA). The purpose of the visit of Belgian and British experts is to design and develop drugs/narcotics training module for Georgian police officers.
EU-ACT Ukraine jointly with UNODC Regional Programme Office in Eastern Europe and Ministry of Justice of Ukraine took part in seminar dedicated to celebration of Nelson Mandela International Day (18th July 2018) in Bila Tserkva Correctional Colony, on 9th July 2018.
EU-ACT Ukrainian staff had the privilege to be invited to participate in the event to celebrate the 105th anniversary of Kyiv Scientific Research Institute of Forensic Expertise and the Conference “Current issues of standardization of forensic support of justice in Ukraine. Development prospect”, in Kyiv on July 4-5, 2018.
The Review and Planning Meeting of the project ’’EU Action against Drugs and Organised Crime (EU-ACT)’’ funded by the European Union Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace was held today in Tbilisi, Georgia. The six months regular meeting reviewed the project activities and progressed achieved. Furthermore, strategic directions and new activities have been also discussed. The meeting was concluded by plenary discussion.
UNODC-WCO Condensed Theoretical-Practical Container Control Program (CCP) Training was launched today at the Customs Clearance Zone of the Revenue Service of Georgia in Batumi. The intense week-long training covers both theoretical and practical aspects and will run until 26th of June for Georgian and Ukrainian participants of the Contain Control Program (CCP).
EU-ACT Project local office in Tanzania was officilly launched, on 9th June 2018 by Minister of State, Prime Minister's Office - Jenister Mhagama at Italian Embassy premises in Dar Es Salaam.
On May 16, 2018 EU-ACT Regional Coordinator in Ukraine Mr. Jose Manuel Colodras started his mentoring activity for the Department on Combating Drug-related Crimes of the National Police of Ukraine (DCDC NPU).
EU-ACT will participate on the DEVCO Lunchtime Conference External Cooperation to present the combined efforts of the Cocaine Route Programme (CRP) and the EU Action Against Drug Trafficking and Organised Crime as a concerted response of the European Union and its partners to threats posed by drug trafficking and organised crime, while promoting regional and trans-regional cooperation. The event will be held on Thursday 17 May 2018 in Brussels, Belgium.
In April 27 the chief doctor of the Kyiv Clinical Narcological Hospital "Sociotherapy", Volodymyr Yaryi, and the director of the Ukranian Monitoring and Medical Center on Drugs and Alcohol, Serhii Shum, visited the Republican Narcological Center of the Kyrgyz Republic and the Prison #31 to study the practice of Opiates Substitution Therapy (OST) applied in Kyrgyzstan. The visit was organized in connection to their participation in Paris Pact Experts Working Group (PPI EWG) on Drug Prevention and Treatment, held in Bishkek in 25-26 April, in frames of the Project ‘EU-ACT: EU Action against Drugs and Organised Crime’ for 2018.
The EU Action Against Drugs and Organised Crime (EU-ACT) and the Central Asia Drug Action Programme (CADAP), in connection with the Paris Pact Initiative (PPI), host the Expert Working Group (EWG) Meeting on Comprehensive Approach to Drug Treatment and Care, focusing on International Standards and Quality Assurance Systems in support of Pillar IV of the Vienna Declaration.
Interpol (International Criminal Police Organization) organises a conference on illicit drugs, in Toledo, Spain, from the 24th to the 26th April 2018. The conference will bring together police experts from more than 60 countries from around the world and will include discussions on heroin, cocaine and synthetic drugs country experiences. Agenda will also include presentations and discussions on Interpol analytical tools and databases.
More than 25 experts from 11 countries participated at the Regional workshop on “Financial Disruption of Illicit Financial Flows Associated with Transnational Organized Crime”. The meeting was organized jointly by the UNODC’s Regional Programme for Afghanistan and Neighboring Countries, and the Project EU Action against Drugs and Organized Crime and was held in the premises of CARICC, in Almaty, Kazakhstan from 3rd to 6th of April 2018.
From 12 to 16 March 2018, the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) is holding its 61st Session at Vienna International Centre. EU-ACT Project is participating for the second year since starting phase III of the Heroin Route programme.
In collaboration with Cocaine Route Programme, EU-ACT will be providing information to all participants at its stand, to broaden knowledge on the Project and to enhance partnership with other projects and institutions related to the drug trafficking and organized crime.
The EU-ACT Project, together with EU Advisory Mission in Ukraine (EUAM) and the European Union Anti-Corruption Initiative (EUACI), with the support of the Intelligence Centre against Terrorism and Organized Crime (Centro de Inteligencia contra el Terrorismo y el Crimen Organizado (CITCO)), organised a Study Visit on Financial Investigation related to off-shore activities, trusts and beneficial ownership and best practices on Drugs, Organised Crime, Corruption and AR investigations, from February 6th to 8th 2018 in Madrid, Spain.
EU-ACT has undertaken the Assessment of the psychological and psychiatric assistance in the Ukrainian penitentiary centers in collaboration with the Ukrainian State Criminal Executive Service (SCES) with the help of a task group composed by Ukrainian professionals and EU-ACT experts, with extensive experience on drug treatment in prison settings.