Eiropas Kopienas programma „Noziedzības prevencija un apkarošana”

Specific Programme
"Prevention of and Fight against Crime"

Specific Programme "Prevention of and Fight against Crime"

On 12 February 2007, the Council of the European Union adopted the specific programme "Prevention of and Fight against Crime" for the period 2007-2013 with a budget amounting to ca. 600 million €. Together with the programme "Criminal Justice" this programme replaced the former AGIS programme.

The programme provides financial support to activities under Title VI of the Treaty on European Union regarding prevention of and fight against all types of crime (in particular terrorism, trafficking in persons and offences against children, illicit drug trafficking and illicit arms trafficking, corruption and fraud).

The specific programme "Prevention of and Fight against Crime" consists of the following themes:

  • crime prevention and criminology,
  • law enforcement,
  • protection and support to witnesses, and
  • protection of victims.

Within these main areas of action, the programme in particular:

  • develops coordination and cooperation among law enforcement agencies, other national authorities and EU bodies;
  • promotes best practices for the protection of victims and witnesses;
  • encourages the methods necessary for strategically preventing and fighting crime and maintaining security, such as the work carried out in the European Union Crime Prevention Network and public-private partnerships.

To implement the specific programme, the Commission adopts a work programme annually that further specifies the funding conditions such as the maximum rate of co-financing of the costs of the projects, eligibility, exclusion, selection, and award criteria and other conditions related to the management of the funds that year.

Projects of the Information Centre implemented with financial support from Specific Programme „Prevention of and Fight Against Crime”

  • Development of the Database “Victims of Criminal Offences”.
  • Improvement of Record Keeping on Stolen and Lost Cultural Values to Promote the Prevention of and Fight against Smuggling.
  • Implementation of Solution for Integrated International Data Search. Project Report
  • Development of Minor Persons Support Information System.