With support from Norway, Bulgarian investigators are improving their skills and methods in order to better fight crime and recover illegal assets from criminals.
Schengen cooperation and combating cross-border and organised crime, including trafficking and itinerant criminal groups
The removal of internal borders in Europe means that millions of people can travel between most EU countries and Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway without showing their passports. However, open borders also increase vulnerability to cross-border organised crime including human trafficking, illegal immigration and smuggling.
Read about the programme in each country to find out what activities are funded, how to apply, or how to get involved as a partner.
Funding is available for entities registered in the six beneficiary countries. These may include, inter alia, law enforcement bodies within the police and the customs services.
The Norwegian National Police Directorate is a donor programme partner in several countries and can assist Norwegian entities who wish to get involved as partners.
Project partnerships between entities in Norway and the beneficiary countries are also encouraged.
Project stories, news and features
Making the police more knowledgeable about the Roma communities they are working in, is helping Bulgarian police officers treat the Roma differently and better enable them to deal with their problems.
In recent years, migration has put huge pressure on asylum systems in many European countries. Since 2004, significant funding has helped to protect our common borders and strengthen capacity to handle migration, with particular support to Greece since 2012.