The “Swiss Regional Police Cooperation Programme in the Western Balkans” (SPCP 2012-16) is part of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) engagement in Southeast Europe. The Programme aims to strengthen regional police cooperation in the Western Balkans during the period 2012 to 2016 in order to ensure a more efficient and effective fight against organised and serious crime, which will ultimately have a positive impact on the security of citizens in the Western Balkans region and throughout Europe.

The SPCP 2012-16 will focus on projects that specifically enhance police cooperation between the countries in the region and that deepen knowledge and expertise among practitioners regarding modern methods of fighting organized crime. The SPCP 2012 – 16 will provide inter alia support to the Police Cooperation Convention for Southeast Europe (PCC SEE).

In this regard the Programme will be implemented through regional and international stakeholders that are well established in the region and that have operational, technical and professional competences in fighting organized and serious crime.

This Programme is funded by the SDC. The Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) is mandated by the SDC to manage and oversee the Programme.