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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.

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For applicants

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.  

For partners

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. 

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Strengthening asylum management

30.06.2016

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.