The team leader of the Euromed Police project has taken part in a Special Meeting of the UN Counter-Terrorism Committee (CTC) taking place in New York. The CTC was established in the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, with the aim of reinforcing the ability of UN Member States to prevent terrorist acts both within their borders and across regions.
The CTC is assisted by the Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED), which carries out the policy decisions of the Committee, conducts expert assessments of each Member State and facilitates counter-terrorism technical assistance to countries.
Team leader Michel Quillé was invited to take part in the technical consultations held by the CTED in the margin of this Special Meeting, within a working group dedicated to cross-regional international law enforcement cooperation.
Their exchanges covered different topics, including the ways to develop and enhance participation in cross-regional platforms – a subject of special resonance for Euromed Police. The role of the analysis pillar of Euromed Police raised the interest of the audience, with questions asked on its information management system. The role of Europol, Interpol and the Cepol in the Euromed Police Project was also highlighted as a guarantee of sustainability.
Beyond the meeting itself, the participation of the Euromed Police Team Leader prefigures a cooperation between Euromed Police, Euromed Justice and the UNCTED. In the coming weeks and months, this cooperation will bring its share of opportunities for joint actions in the field of counter-terrorism and the internet.
The aim of the Euromed Police IV project is to increase citizens’ security across the Euro-Mediterranean area through the strengthening of cooperation on security issues between the Southern Mediterranean partner countries, as well as between these countries and the EU Member States. It builds on the achievements of the previous phases of the project. The project runs from 2016-2020 with a budget of €5 million.
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