The project extends our presence in Georgia into policing as well as working with some of the key justice institutions. The Government of Georgia has implemented a number of reforms to strengthen the Rule of Law with emphasis on prevention and fight against organised crime. Since 2013, the Interagency Coordinating Council on Fight against Organised Crime has been mandated with the update, coordination and implementation of the new National Strategy of 2017-2020 for Combatting Organised Crime and its Action Plan.
This project will support the implementation of the Strategy and its Action Plan in further building the capacity of the immediate target groups (the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) and its relevant departments involved in the fight against organised crime) and the beneficiaries/ primary stakeholders (the Secretariat of Georgia’s Interagency Coordinating Council for Combating Organised Crime, MIA Central Criminal Police Department, Patrol Police, Analytical Department, International Relations Department, Public Relations Department, MIA Academy, all services in the MIA with the competence relevant to fight against (transnational) organised crime, as well as the State Security Service, while empowering them to retain ownership of process in order to generate sustainability.
The implementation of this project will also support Georgia in achieving the Association Agreement, which commits Georgia ‘to combating organised crime and illicit trafficking and to further strengthening cooperation in the fight against terrorism’.