Athens, July 10, 2013
Following the successful submission of proposals to the ‘Prevention of and Fight against Crime (ISEC)’ Programme by the Center of Security Studies as coordinator and the Hellenic Police/Criminal Investigation Division and the European Development and Programmes Division as co-beneficiaries, the Directorate-General Home Affairs of the European Commission has decided, after evaluation, (Ref. No.: Ref. Ares (2012)552018 & Ref. Ares (2012)552633 of 04/05/2012 as well as Ref. Ares (2012)1085253 of 19/09/2012) to award:
• The project “Enhancing the operational capacity of the Hellenic Police to implement the PRUM Decision” budgeted at €644.779,51 a funding of €579.398,87. The project’s inception was on the 6th of August 2012 and it will be concluded on the 5th of August 2014.
• The project “Advancing the ballistic laboratory data of firearms capability of the CSI Division of Hellenic Police” budgeted at €615.931,00 a funding of €552.675,00. The project’s inception was on the 4th of July 2012 and it will be concluded on the 3rd of July 2014.
• The project “Advancing the CBRN forensic capability of the CSI Division of Hellenic Police” budgeted at €332.038,80 a funding of €298.789,86. The project’s inception was on the 1th of January 2013 and it will be concluded on the 31rd of December 2014.
The activities of the above projects include, among others, the acquisition of cutting edge technological equipment for the laboratories of the Criminal Investigation Division of the Hellenic Police which will improve significantly on its existing capabilities. Moreover, the projects will assist the Criminal Investigation Division of the Hellenic Police to comply with relevant EU directives while promoting the collaboration with respective agencies of other EU countries through the transfer of know-how and common training activities. Lastly, in order to disseminate the projects’ activities and capitalise on its outcomes, international high level workshops will be organized with the participation of political and institutional figures, police officers and expert scientists from around Europe.
With the financial support of the
“Prevention of and Fight against Crime Programme”
European Commission – Directorate-General Home Affairs