What does PAMECA IV do

PAMECA IV is an EU assistance’s project for Albania in the framework of IPA program. It is funded by the EC with IPA 2009 and IPA 2012 funds for Albania with a total budget of 4 million euros.

The overall objective of PAMECA IV is:“To bring the law enforcement capacities of the Albanian institutions closer to EU standards in the field of policing and to provide trust, safety and a secure environment to the Albanian citizens ”.

PAMECA IV has two main specific objectives:

  1. To improve the organisational, administrative, technical and resource management capacities of the Albanian State Police;
  2. To improve the performance of the Albanian State Police structures and the coordination with the General Prosecutor Office and other relevant agencies.

Implementing Framework

 Concept

PAMECA IV is designed as an EU technical assistance project which will support and assist key Albanian law enforcement agencies in particular the Albanian State Police (ASP) and the General Prosecution Office (GPO), in order to bring their performance closer to EU standards. The overall objective of PAMECA IV project is to “bring the law enforcement capacities of the Albanian institutions closer to EU standards in the field of policing and to provide trust, safety and a secure environment to the Albanian citizens”

 

Project activities and beneficiaries

The outputs linked to the five expected result areas include a mix of activities ranging from strategic advice to trainings, manuals, seminars, workshops and study visits in EU Member States with structures which best suit the needs of Albanian beneficiaries. Close cooperation will be established with the relevant EU agencies and their expertise and experience will be used, whenever appropriate and possible, in the delivery of PAMECA IV project activities, in order to bring Albania’s law enforcement standards, both legal and operational ones, up to the EU standards in the area of JHA.

The main beneficiaries of PAMECA IV assistance are Ministry of Internal Affairs, ASP and GPO. The secondary beneficiaries of the project activities are FIU, Customs and Tax authorities, HIDAA, Ombudsman, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure, Ministry of Social Welfare and Youth, Ministry of Education and Sport, etc.

 Methodology

The methodology applied by PAMECA IV will consist of six successive steps. An initial gap analysis for each activity planned will be performed followed by identification of critical issues as a second step. Furthermore, advisory support/implementing assistance will be provided, followed by the monitoring of the absorbing capacities. Mix activities will be delivered as a fifth step, and eventually a review of all the steps will complete the assistance cycle.

Project Components

PAMECA IV project is organised into six activity areas:

  1. Structure, Organization, Human Resources, Logistics, Budgeting of the Albanian State Police

The main aim of this component is to assist ASP improve organisational and administrative capacities to plan and manage human, financial and technical resources more effectively and efficiently. Main activities under this Component include support for improving HR management practices, restructure of ASP, empowering front line officers, trainings and review of curricula, budget planning and procurement support, etc.

  1. Organised Crime, Serious Crimes and Anti-corruption Investigations

The main aim of the activities envisaged under this component is to enhance the investigative capacities and cooperation between ASP and GPO, including other relevant agencies, in the fight against organised and serious crimes and corruption. Main activities under this Component include support to enhance the investigative and prosecution capacities of the ASP and GPO in the fight against organised crime and corruption, illicit trafficking, money laundering and confiscation of proceeds of crime, improving the cooperation among all relevant agencies, improving legal framework, etc.

  1. Human Rights and Community Policing

The main aim of the activities envisaged under this component is to strengthen Human Rights protection and Community Policing. Main activities under this Component include support to protect the rights of detainees and inmates, especially vulnerable persons, support for community policing, etc.

  1. General Patrol and Traffic Policing

The main aim of the activities envisaged under this component is to improve the Albanian State Police General Patrol services and Traffic Policing. The main activities under this component include support for strategic management of traffic policing, consistent implementation of laws, traffic education, road safety, etc.

  1. Integrated Border Management (IBM)

The activities envisaged under this component aim at strengthening the Integrated Border Management capacities of ASP. Main activities include support to improve institutional, legislative and infrastructure framework, strategic management, etc.

  1. Advisory strategic support to the Minister of Internal Affairs and the General Director of the ASP

 The main aim of the activities envisaged under this component is to better respond to the reform agenda and priorities of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Albanian State Police. Main activities under this component include advice and support to both the Minister and the General Director on the development of comprehensive and sustainable policies to tackle current issues, particularly with regards to drafting of strategic documents and related new legislative and regulatory proposals affecting the police reforms as well as with the implementation of the main legal framework.

Achievements of the project in all of its components:

  • Support provided to the working groups established by order of the Minister of Internal Affairs to reform ASP, both at the strategic and technical levels on six draft laws and one internal evaluation document of the ASP
  • Various trainings for ASP personnel and personnel of the Border and Migration Police (BMP)
  • Comprehensive reviews, analysis and comments provided, numerous legal assessment reports on corruption and organised crime, financial investigation, money laundering, cybercrime and environmental crime
  • Support to improve traffic police structure and implement TISPOL agenda
  • Several assessments of Border Crossing Points (BCPs), according to Schengen standards based on visits on site
  • Supporting BMP on carrying out their self-assessment exercise and supporting Interinstitutional Maritime Operational Centre (IMOC) to enhance the cooperation among all Integrated Border Management (IBM) stakeholders

Achievements of the project per components

Component 1: Organizational, administrative, technical & resource management capacities of the ASP

  • Support provided to the seven working groups established by order of the Minister to reform ASP, both at the strategic and technical levels.
  • Comprehensive reviews, analysis and comments provided on six draft laws and one internal evaluation document of the ASP
  • Brokering and facilitating cooperation between ASP and CEPOL

Component 2: Organised, serious crime and anti-corruption investigations capacities of ASP and GPO Intra/inter –agency cooperation

  • Numerous legal assessment reports on corruption and organised crime, financial investigation, money laundering, cybercrime and environmental crime.
  • Brokering participation of ASP in the EMPACT led JPO ‘Europe 2013’ and support through deployment of STE.

Component 3: Human Rights Protection, Community Policing

  • Engagement in preparatory interventions i.a. launching consultation process for upcoming activities, and/or contributed to other partner organisations’ activities in the area of human rights protection.
  • Cooperation with civil society organizations to explore the opportunities for trainings and promoting expertise and experience exchange.

 Component 4: General Patrol Services, Traffic Policing

  • Support and advice for reforming Traffic Police and to improve its structure
  • Support to implement TISPOL agenda. TISPOL model has been activated as well as the programming of operational modules in line with EU standards.
  • Support to professional training through specialised course (e.g. in Cesena, Italy)

Component 5: Integrated Border Management

  • On-site assessment of BCPs according to Schengen standards (covering infrastructure and equipment as well as border control procedures and IMOC)
  • Development of regional trainings in entry-requirements and docu–checks
  • Evaluation of the current training-system and comparison with EU- and FRONTEX-standards initiated.
  • Compliance-check of the Law on State Border and surveillance with the relevant EU- and Schengen-Acquis started.

Component 6: Strategic Support to Minister of Internal Affairs and the General Director of the ASP

  • Preliminary assessment of the draft structure of the Ministry against the background of EU acquis and best practices in the area as well as against the relevant Albanian legal framework.
  • Support to different organizational units of the MIA and ASP in regards to drafting of TAIEX applications and Technical Specifications relevant to PAMECA IV mandate in order to ensure consistency of approach towards existing strategic documents.
  • Support to ASP reform Working Groups

Trainings:

Seventh Semester: September 2016 – February 2017    

During the seventh semester of the project, specifically September 2016 – February 2017, PAMECA IV delivered a number of training events such as seminars, workshops and study visits in close cooperation with its key beneficiaries through the assistance of long-term experts, mid-term experts and short-term experts.

Six study visits were organised and financially supported by the project during the seventh semester. A number of study visit were organised in the framework of Component 2 ‘Organised Crime, Serious Crimes and Anti-corruption Investigations’, the first three-day study visit on fight against organised crime and counter terrorism convened in Rome, Italy in cooperation with Italian State Police and Serious and Organised Crime General Directorate of ASP.

The second study visit during this semester convened in EUROPOL HQ in Hague, Netherlands and was organised in close cooperation with the key beneficiary ASP and EUROPOL HQ under Component 2 of the project work plan. The aforementioned study visit was organised in the framework of PAMECA IV cooperation with Albanian State Police on sharing the experience as regards the structure and organisation of ASP Europol office with EUROPOL HQ.

Another study visit was organised in close cooperation with the French State Police on the fight against organised crime offences. The two-day study visit convened in Paris, France and representatives from Serious and Organised Crime General Directorate of ASP participated and were assisted by the OC LTE of PAMECA IV.

The fourth study visit was organised in Bari, Italy in close cooperation with Italian State Police and International Cooperation and Coordination Directorate of Albanian State Police. The study visit was organised in the framework of Component 2 – ‘Serious and Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Investigations’ of the project work plan, in view of joint activities and European framework in the field of the International Police Cooperation.

The fifth study visit was organised in close cooperation with Austrian Ministry of Interior (Austrian State Police) in the framework of Component 5 “Integrated Border Management’ on international cooperation as regards international border and migration matters. The study visit was fully assisted by the IBM LTE of the project who facilitated its organisation in coordination with the Austrian counterparts.

Last study visit during this semester was organised in close cooperation between Italian Ministry of Interior (Italian State Police) and Albanian State Police on the area of counter terrorism. The study visit convened in Rome, Italy and it included participants form the Anti-Terrorism Directorates of the Albanian State Police and Kosovo Police with the aim of strengthening cooperation on counter-terrorism threat analysis and development of operational cooperation.

A number of activities were organised during the seventh semester in the framework of Component 2 of the project Work Plan, such as the workshop organised in close cooperation with ASP Local Police Directorates on money laundering investigation techniques and criminal procedures on seizure and confiscation of criminal assets. A workshop was organised by the LTE/Prosecutor on OC with ASP, FIU and GPO on introducing the report on the assessment of the analysed corruption cases. Another workshop on complex investigations in the field of OC criminal groups in Italy and Albania was organised through the assistance of a short term expert. In the framework of the same component an exercise Controlled Delivery on Fight against Weapons Trafficking with emphasis on the lessons learned was organised with ASP and Serious Crimes Prosecution Office participants by the OC LTE/Police. The OC LTE/Police also organised a basic training on surveillance techniques with Special Operational Forces Directorate.  In addition under this component another workshop was organised with the participation of ASP Judicial Police Officers on invalidity and non-usability of atypical evidence by the project MTE/Prosecutor.

In the framework of Component 5 “Integrated Border Management’ a workshop was organised by one of the project short-term experts in cooperation with IMOC on vessels database. Besides during March 2017 a two day joint business meeting was organised in Durres and Tirana in cooperation with Italian State Police and ASP on border and migration international cooperation. Representatives from Italian State Police Border and Migration Department had on-site visits at Durres Port and Rinas Airport jointly with the Albanian counterparts and followed a one day business meeting in Tirana on matters related to unaccompanied minors, illegal trafficking and irregular migration.

PAMECA IV is also committed to assist General Directorate of Border and Migration and Security Academy by lecturing for a full week on border and migration matters at the border and migration police basic training. The IBM LTE will provide her support on this basic training during mid-March 2017 in cooperation with a Senior Expert from FRONTEX.

During the period of September 2016 – March 2017 a number of training events including study visits, seminars and workshops and joint business meetings were supported and delivered by PAMECA IV LTEs, STE and MTEs resulting in a total of 33 training days, with the participation of 186 representatives from ASP, MIA, IMOC, FIU and GPO (District Prosecution Offices, Serious Crimes Prosecution Office) out of which 20 (10,75%) women were trained in the framework of gender mainstreaming and diversity.

 

Sixth Semester: March 2016 – August 2016

During the sixth semester of the project, specifically March – August 2016, PAMECA IV delivered a number of training events such as seminars, workshops and study visits in close cooperation with its key beneficiaries.

Four study visits were organised and financially supported by the project during the sixth semester. The first study visit during this semester convened in Warsaw, Poland and was organised in close cooperation with FRONTEX under Component 5 – ‘Integrated Border Management’ (IBM) of the project work plan. The aforementioned study visit was organised in the framework of PAMECA IV cooperation with Albanian State Police Border and Migration General Directorate in view of exchanging experience with FRONTEX on EU migration

The second study visit was organised in Rome, Italy in close cooperation with Italian Ministry of Internal Affairs and International Cooperation and Coordination Directorate of Albanian State Police. The study visit was organised in the framework of Component 2 – ‘Serious and Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Investigations’ of the project work plan, in view of joint activities and European framework in the field of the International Police Cooperation.

The third study visit was organised in close cooperation with Italian Ministry of Interior (Italian State Police) in the framework of Component 2 aiming at further supporting development of international investigative cooperation and coordination in particular to cooperation requests coming from EU Member States and Europol. The study visit convened in Rome, Italy.

The fourth study visit was organised in the framework of Component 4 – ‘General Patrol and Traffic Policing’. The study visit convened in Cesena, Italy in close cooperation with Cesena Traffic Police in view of exchanging the experience with respective traffic police structures as regards the training for police officers to obtain professional driving licenses by taking into consideration the structure of CAPS Cesena training centre.

A number of activities were organised during the sixth semester in the framework of Component 2 of the project Work Plan, such as the workshop organised mainly in close cooperation with GPO structures on introducing the best EU practices on setting up and organising proactive investigations on drug trafficking committed by criminal organisations, and also another workshop on exchanging the experience on drafting of criminal charges.

A basic training on surveillance techniques was organised in close cooperation with Special Operations Forces of Serious and Organised Crimes General Directorate in ASP. Besides a joint exercise on Controlled Delivery on Fight against Weapons Trafficking was supported by PAMECA IV in the framework of Component two. The exercise was a joint initiative of Albanian and Macedonian respective State Police structures and Serious Crimes Prosecution Offices.

A couple of workshops were organised during the sixth semester in the framework of Component 5 – IBM focusing on data collection, risk management and analysis to Border and Migration Police General Directorate, IMOC and respective line ministries representatives. Another training was organised in the framework of Component 5 on the First Aid to the Karrec Closed Reception Centre representatives.

During the period of March – August 2016, specifically sixth semester of the project, a number of training events including study visits, seminars and workshops were supported and delivered by PAMECA IV LTEs and STEs resulting in a total of 34 training days, with the participation of 211 representatives from ASP, MIA, IMOC, GPO (District Prosecution Offices, Serious Crimes Prosecution Office) and Serious Crimes Court, out of which 41 (19.43%) women were trained in the framework of gender mainstreaming and diversity.

Fifth Semester: September 2015 – February 2016

During the fifth semester of the project, specifically September 2015 – February 2016, PAMECA IV delivered a number of training events such as seminars, workshops, conferences and study visits in close cooperation with its key beneficiaries.
Two study visits were organised and financially supported by the project during the fifth semester. The first study visit during this semester convened in Rome, Italy in close cooperation with Italian Ministry of Internal Affairs and International Cooperation and Coordination Directorate of Albanian State Police. The two-week study visit was organised in the framework of Component two ‘Organised Crime, Serious Crimes and Anti-corruption Investigations’ aiming at further supporting development of international investigative cooperation and coordination in particular to cooperation requests coming from EU Member States and Europol.
The second study visit convened in Paris, France with participation of Support Services General Directorate managers on a four day worldwide exhibition on internal state security. The aforementioned study visit was organised in the framework of Component one ‘Structure, Organization, Human Resources, Logistics and Budgeting of Albanian State Police’ aiming at supporting the ASP Economic Directorate and Finance Directorate respectively to plan and prioritize budget according to the needs and priorities of ASP, and in procurement and optimal allocation of resources.
A three-day international conference on Future LTE Public Safety Systems was organised in in Munich, Germany during September 2015. PAMECA IV facilitated and funded the participation of the Director of Information and Technology Directorate of ASP to the conference. This activity was supported in the framework of Component 6 “Strategic Advice to the MoIA and the ASP GD” and in view of the EU Emergency Number -112 Project, which will be implemented in Tirana Regional Police Directorate as a pilot project.
In the framework of Component One a two-day workshop was organised on procurement as per EU standards and directives with participation of Support Services GD of ASP.
A number of activities were organised during the fifth semester in the framework of Component Two of the project Work Plan such as a two-day workshop on the area of identification location and seizure of assets aiming at introducing best EU practices. The workshop was organised in cooperation with Italian Ministry of Internal Affairs, Serious Crimes Prosecution Office, Serious and Organised Crime General Directorate of ASP, Kosovo Prosecution Office and Kosovo Police Counterparts.
A workshop on Tax Heaven Characteristics and International Instruments for tracing Tax Evasion was organised in close cooperation with School of Magistrate.
Following the successful course on Train the Trainers on ‘Undercover Agents and Operations’ delivered during the previous semester a follow-up training on ‘Undercover Agents’ was organised during this semester with the participation of respective organised crime police structures. Such initiative is part of the ongoing assistance of PAMECA IV aiming at strengthening the operational capacities of the Special Operational Forces within ASP.

A two-day workshop on Interception of Communications in the Social Media was delivered in cooperation with Serious and Organised Crime General Directorate of ASP and was supported by the respective project LTE and STEs. Another technical training was organised on the Covert Entry into vehicles for the Special Operations Forces.
Three various workshops were organised in the framework of introducing the best EU experience on non-conviction based confiscation of assets, drafting criminal charges and invalidity and non-usability of atypical evidence. The aforementioned workshops were organised in cooperation with ASP, GPO, Serious Crimes Prosecution Office, Serious Crimes Court, MoJ, District Prosecution Offices and District First Instance Court Offices.
A Train the Trainers course was organised on Operational Techniques of Police Patrol Units in the framework of component four ‘General Patrol and Traffic Policing’ with participation of police officers from the Public Security General Directorate of ASP. A training on Trafficking and Identification of Stolen Vehicles was organised in close cooperation with Traffic Police Directorate and Regional Units.
During this semester a number of trainings were also organised and supported in the framework of Component five ‘Integrated Border Management’ in close cooperation with the main beneficiary i.e. Border and Migration DG, ASP. PAMECA IV organised a workshop focused on Data Collection Risk Management and Analysis and also supported the Basic Border Police Training at Security Academy by sharing best EU experience and Schengen principles on border management and control.
During the period of September 2015 – February 2016, specifically fifth semester of the project a number of training events including conferences, study visits, seminars and workshops were supported and delivered by PAMECA IV LTEs and STEs resulting in a total of 71 training days, with the participation of 260 representatives from ASP, MIA, GPO (District Prosecution Offices), Serious Crimes Court, School of Magistrate and MoJ out of which 71 (27.30%) women were trained in the framework of gender mainstreaming and diversity.

 

Fourth Semester: March – August 2015

During the fourth semester of the project, namely March – August 2015, PAMECA IV delivered a number of training events such as seminars, workshops, conferences and study visits in close cooperation with its key beneficiaries.
Six study visits were organised and financially supported by the project during the fourth semester. The first study visit during this semester convened in Warsaw, Poland in close cooperation with Border Guard of Poland and FRONTEX involving Border and Migration Police representatives and also IMOC representatives. The study visit was organised in the framework of further support and assistance provided by PAMECA IV to BM GD/ASP and IMOC as regards their inter –institutional cooperation and especially aiming at enhancing border surveillance at the blue border and implementation of the border management system in Albania and its compliance with the Schengen principles and standards. The aforementioned study visit was followed up during the same semester by two separate study visits, one convening in Poland in cooperation with FRONTEX and involving senior managers of BM GD/ASP and the other convening in Rome, Italy in close cooperation with Italian State Police and Guardia Di Finanza and involving senior managers of IMOC.
The second study visit convened in Bucharest, Romania in the framework information sharing, discussions and debates of European respective authorities on European Emergency Number Association (EENA). Participation of a representative from ASP was supported by PAMECA IV as a follow up to the project’s engagement and contribution to assist the Albanian authorities in setting up the 112 emergency communication handling system.
Another study visit convened in Rome, Italy in the framework of international cooperation on anti-terrorism and counter violent extremisms initiated as a White House Summit. PAMECA IV funded participation of a senior manager of Anti-Terrorism structure within ASP. In addition the study visit was supported in the framework of the international collaboration between Italy and Albania, as part of joint fight against International Terrorism.
The last study visit convening during the fourth semester took place in Cesena, Italy in the framework of cooperation in the area of traffic policing and aiming at further enhancing the consistent enforcement of traffic laws in Albania through authoritative intervention by Traffic Police. PAMECA IV facilitated and funded participation of 11 traffic police officers aiming at exchange of experience in the respective area with the Italian counterparts.
Following the successful launch, in January 2015, of the EU-wide project ICARUS (Inter Cultural Approaches for Road Users Safety) on road safety awareness initiative targeting youngsters (high school students) – as new road users-with regard to respective norms of educational behaviour in close cooperation with Tirana Regional Police Directorate, PAMECA IV continued to roll out the aforementioned initiative even during the fourth semester. During this semester the aforementioned project was rolled-out in Durres, Shkodra and Korca RPDs in close cooperation with representatives from relevant regional police structures and local institutions such as Municipality and Education Directorate/High Schools.
Two-day Regional trainings on ‘Criminal Acts involving Explosives’ and ‘Techniques and Proactive Investigation in Trafficking In Human Beings’ were delivered during the fourth semester through the assistance of short term experts in close cooperation with the respective LTE. Such trainings were rolled out in respective Regional Police Directorates by involving respective police structures nation-wide and resulting in a total of 159 trainees. A five-day training was organised on ‘Explosives Crime Scene and Improvised Explosives’ involving respective police structures at central level.
A Train the Trainers course on ‘Undercover Agents and Operations’ was delivered during this semester, with the participation of respective organised crime police structures. Such initiative is part of the ongoing assistance of PAMECA IV aiming at strengthening the operational capacities of the Special Operational Force within ASP.
A two-day joint workshop with TAIEX and Tirana Regional Police Directorate was organised on ‘Crime Prevention’ in the framework of the SSP (Schools, Social Service and Police) Partnership initiated and supported by PAMECA IV through the assistance of a senior short term expert. Ministry of Internal Affairs, Ministry of Education and Sports, Ministry of Youth and Welfare, Social Service Directorate, Tirana Education Directorate and Albanian State Police representatives joint together on exchanging best practices in the area of crime prevention and community policing on this two-day workshop.
A two day workshop on the area of investigation and prosecution of financial crime and another two-day workshop on best practices of EU experience on investigation and prosecution of corruption involving representatives from Prosecution Office, State Police, HCJ, FIU, and General Directorate of Tax was organised through the assistance of the Prosecutor/LTE on OC and respective STEs.
A five-day workshop on ‘Strengthening Operational Leadership of Mid-ranking Women Officers in the Albanian State Police’ was organised in close cooperation with ICITAP through the assistance of an STE. PAMECA IV jointly with ICITAP through such training supported the Albanian State Police initiative to enable mid-ranking policewomen to take on operational command roles.
During the period of March – August 2015, specifically fourth semester of the project a number of training events including conferences, study visits, seminars and workshops were supported and delivered by PAMECA IV LTEs and STEs resulting in a total of 67 training days, with the participation of 954 representatives from ASP, MIA, GPO (District Prosecution Offices), Serious Crimes Prosecution Office, MoE&S, MoT&I, MoH, MSW&Y, HCJ, FIU, General Directorate of Tax, Social Service Directorate and Education Directorate (High School Teachers and Students) out of which 87 (9.12%) women were trained in the framework of gender mainstreaming and diversity.

 

Third Semester: September 2014 – February 2015

During the third semester of the project, namely September 2014 – February 2015, PAMECA IV delivered a number of training events such as seminars, workshops, conferences and study visits in close cooperation with its key beneficiaries.
In the framework of cooperation with the Albanian State Police, in particular with Tirana Regional Police Directorate, PAMECA IV launched a road safety awareness initiative targeting youngsters (high school students) – as new road users-with regard to respective norms of educational behaviour. This initiative is based on the EU-wide project ICARUS (Inter Cultural Approaches for Road Users Safety).
Four study visits were organised and financially supported by the project mainly in close cooperation with the Italian Ministry of Internal Affairs and French Ministry of Internal Affairs. The first study visit during this semester convened in EUROPOL HQ in Hague, Netherlands on training of Europol Siena Application in support to the National Europol Office in ASP HQ. The second study visit convened in Paris, France supported by French Ministry of Internal Affairs with participation of managers from Serious and Organised Crime Department of ASP. It further supported the development of the role of judicial police and judicial agents in terms of investigations and intelligence-led policing. The third study visit convened in Rome, Italy, supported by Italian Ministry of Internal Affairs on the area of covert entry aiming at further developing the investigation capacities of police structures in covert operations. The fourth study which also convened in Rome, Italy focused on the area of anti-terrorism with its key beneficiaries being Albanian State Police and General Prosecution Office. The aim of the study visit was to have the ASP and GPO senior officials dealing with the fight against terrorism and organized crime, exchanging experience with senior Italian counterparts regarding the international cooperation and relevant legal provisions on these fields.
During September 2014 – January 2015 a joint training with European Institute of Tirana was organised on the areas of human rights of detainees, arrestees and accompanied persons in police units. The two-day training was delivered in eight Regional Police Directorates supported by lecturers from EIT and PAMECA IV and with participation of 159 police officers from public security local structures.
A conference on initiating a dialogue among Albanian authorities, European Union Member States and other actors for identifying effective responses to the phenomena of emigration of unaccompanied minors from Albania toward the European Union (EU) Member States was organised in close cooperation with IOM and Amaro Drom Association and with participation of EUD, MIA, ASP, MSW&Y, Social Service and Ombudsman.
Other seminars and workshops delivered during this semester by both PAMECA IV LTEs and STEs, focused mainly on the areas of surveillance in urban and rural areas, exchange of experience in investigation and prosecution of corruption, community policing and zone inspectors activities, basic undercover agents, prosecution and investigation of financial crime, covert entry operations techniques, exchange of experience on implementation of European Court of Human Rights’ decisions in domestic systems, undercover handlers techniques, EU architecture and EU policy-making procedures concerning JHA and joint cooperation and exchange of experience on fighting against anti-terrorism.
During this semester a number of training events including conferences, study visits, seminars and workshops were delivered by PAMECA IV resulting in a total of 85 days, with the participation of 622 police officers of various ranks and functions from Department of Public Security, Serious and Organised Crimes Department, Border and Migration Police Department and Support Services Department, judicial police officers and prosecutors from GPO and District Prosecution Offices, Serious Crimes Prosecution Office, representatives from MIA, MoJ, MoE&S, MoT&I, MoH, HCJ, FIU, and Tax General Directorate out of which 55 (8.9%) women trained in the framework of gender mainstreaming and diversity.

 

 

Second Semester: March 2014 – August 2014

During the second semester of the project, namely March – August 2014, PAMECA IV delivered a number of training events such as seminars, workshops, conferences and study visits in close cooperation with its key beneficiaries.
A conference on environmental crime prevention was jointly organised with SELEA EU funded project. Four study visits were organised and financially supported by the project in close cooperation with the Italian Ministry of Interior, Italian State Police and Italian District Prosecution Offices on the areas of traffic police with regards to the ‘Twitter” project in collecting information on traffic accidents and various violations, serious crimes investigations, increasing the capacities of police maintenance services and its logistics and anti-terrorism. The seminars and workshops of this semester, delivered by both PAMECA IV LTEs and STEs, focused mainly on the areas of alternative means of entry, document check, human resources management in traffic police and updating of respective legislation, trafficking in human beings, post blast investigation, entry requirement, crime scene investigation, investigation and prosecution of cybercrime, intelligence led policing, and on human rights of arrestee, detainees and accompanied persons in police units.
During this semester a number of training events including conferences, study visits, seminars and workshops were delivered by PAMECA IV resulting in a total of 97 days, with the participation of 458 police officers of various ranks and functions from Department of Public Security, Serious and Organised Crimes Department, Border and Migration Police Department and Support Services Department, judicial police officers and prosecutors from GPO and District Prosecution Offices, judges from First Instance Courts, Serious Crimes Courts, participants from School of Magistrate, MIA, MoJ, HJC, MoE, and TIA out of which 115 ( 25.11%) women trained in the framework of gender mainstreaming and diversity.

 

First Semester: September 2013 – February 2014

During the first semester of the project, namely September 2013 – February 2014, PAMECA IV delivered a number of trainings in close cooperation with its key beneficiaries.
Trainings were delivered by PAMECA IV LTEs and STEs in the areas of support to Police Union for more favourable contractual terms for police officers, theoretical and practical knowledge on BCP activities, best EU standards on border checks and risk analysis and Schengen compliant border control, Europol cooperation with Albanian law-enforcement agencies and basic investigation with participation of representatives from the Police Union, Internal Control Service, ASP police structures such as Public Security Department, Serious and Organised Crimes Department, Support Services Department and Border and Migration Police.
During this semester five trainings were delivered by PAMECA IV resulting in a total of 16 days with the participation of 107 police officers of various ranks and functions out of which 21 (19,6%) women trained in the framework of gender mainstreaming and diversity.