CARDS Regional Police Project (CARPO)

A Council of Europe/European Commission regional project against
serious crime in South-eastern Europe


The CARDS regional project was aiming at strengthening police capacities against serious crime in South-Eastern Europe. The project was jointly funded by the European Commission and the Council of Europe. Launched on 1st of March 2004, the project ended in June 2007. The Council of Europe together with the consortium partners from Belgium, Finland, Hungary, Italy, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the International Organisation for Migration were responsible for the implementation of the project.

Last Activities

Signature of a Memorandum of Understanding on regional cooperation and exchange of information on financial investigations by the Heads of Police of South-eastern Europe Belgrade, Serbia, 20 June 2007 (more…)

Albanian | Bosnian | Croatian | English | Serbian | Macedonian

Regional workshop for practitioners from the police on the exchange of experience in conducting financial investigations, inter-agency and cross-border cooperation and signature of a regional agreement on co-operation and exchange of information on financial investigations, Belgrade, 19-20 June 2007 (more...)

Update of the 2006 Situation Report on Organised and Economic Crime in South-eastern Europe
Albanian | English | Macedonian

Regional Workshop on the application of civil law tools in the process of friezing, seizure and confiscation of proceeds, Przno, Montenegro, 15-16 May 2007

Project's Outputs


Output 1.1 - Development of a regional strategy on economic and organised crime

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Output 1.2 - Strengthening of financial investigations capacities aimed at the confiscation of proceeds from crime and experience exchange among the financial intelligence units in the region

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Output 1.3 - Use of special investigative means and intelligence in accordance with human rights standards

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Output 1.4 - Creation of effective mechanisms to protect witnesses of serious crime

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Output 1.5 - Strengthening of capacities for co-operation in criminal matters

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Output 2.1 - Develop and adopt a training strategy based on a thorough analysis of needs and capacities

Output 2.2 - Develop, test and make available for further training curricula and training materials on trafficking in human beings, smuggling and illegal migration

Project description
Project's Outputs
CARPO Reports
CARPO Newsletter
CARPO Publications
Useful links
High level meeting, Sarajevo, 21 September 2006
High level meeting, Brijuni Island, 22-23 September 2005
Financial Investigations
Final CARPO Report
All CARPO Reports

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