Criminal Intelligence Sharing (OSCE Kosovo*)

Enhancing Operational Criminal Intelligence and Proactive Capabilities in the region (Kosovo* Police and Albanian State Police)

Project Partner: OSCE Mission in Kosovo*

Project Period: March 2014 – March 2016

The project is designed to further develop the knowledge and skills of the selected core group of 12 analysts, six from each of the criminal investigation departments of the Kosovo* and Albanian police services. The project, with the support of OSCE Mission in Kosovo*) and OSCE Presence in Albania, will promote and streamline the information exchange processes and enhance the effective co-operation between the two police services through a number of working group meetings, study visits and get-togethers. Ultimately, the findings of the strategic analysts from the region will be publicised in the regional Serious and Organised Crime Threat Assessment (SOCTA) report in three languages. The document will be endorsed at a regional conference on the significance of police co-operation in organised crime matters. The ultimate goal of the project is to enhance capacities of police services from Kosovo* and Albania in tackling serious organised crime.

The project plans to reach the following outcomes:

  1. Core group of analysts established, equipped and trained for strategic analysis;
  2. SOCTA report is produced, published and presented;
  3. Necessary IT hardware and software procured and installed.

Overview of activities funded by the SPCP:

  • Delivery of analytical training;
  • Three study visits: to the Europol Headquarters in The Hague, to the Frontex Office in Warsaw and to a European police service to be proposed by the SOCTA Working Group;
  • Meetings of the SOCTA Working Group and workshops focusing on the production of SOCTA;
  • Purchase and installation of equipment and analytical software;
  • Publication and presentation of SOCTA at regional conference.