A Common Operation aimed at enhancing the capacities for relevant law enforcement authorities in detection and countering illicit trafficking of cultural goods.

2022 marks the 20 years of the DCAF Border Security Programme, a significant milestone in DCAF’s history of supporting the development and work of law enforcement institutions in the Western Balkan region. In celebration of the anniversary, DCAF Ljubljana organised a high-level strategic event on border security in the Western Balkans, and brought together the WB Border Security Services’ representatives, as well as international agencies and organisations working in the area of border security in the WB Region.

The regional meeting of PCCC representatives served as a follow-up to the mapping exercise of the operational capacities of the PCCCs in the WB Region with aim to identify concrete steps for improvement of exchange of information among the PCCCs and their potential in the fight against serious and organised crime.

A informative training on debriefing proceudres was organised, aimed at enhancing the capacities of interviewing officers working with irregular migrants to obtain criminal intelligence data.

Belgrade, Serbia – Meeting of Chiefs of Border Police Services, organised by DCAF Ljubljana in cooperation with the Police Directorate of the Republic of Serbia within the framework of a project granted by the GIZ, took place from 11 to 13 December 2019.

Kranjska Gora, Slovenia – During 2-7 December 2019, DCAF Ljubljana organized 6th Annual Train-the-Trainers Course in the framework of the Education and Training component of the DCAF Border Security Programme.

Kranjska Gora, Slovenia – Regional Workshop on Risk Analysis together with Expert-level Regional Meeting for Annual Risk Assessments in the Area of Illicit Trafficking of Cultural Goods took place under the auspices of the DCAF Border Security Programme from 11 to 13 November 2019.

Preševo, Serbia – Common Operation “PREŠEVO” was organised under the auspices of the DCAF Border Security Programme and in cooperation with the Directorate of Border Police or the Republic of Serbia Between 28 October and 07 November 2019.

Montenegro - Common operations “TUZI II” and “SUKOBIN I” took place between in Montenegro, near the border with Albania along the “Adriatic” migration route Between 24 May and 7 June 2019. The operation was organised under the auspices of the DCAF Border Security Programme in cooperation with Montenegrin Ministry of Internal Affairs.

Selected International Airports of the DCAF BSP beneficiaries and Austria. From 4-14 Seotember 2017 coordinated operation named “ICARUS 2017” took place simultaneously at selected airports of the participating countries.

Kladovo, Serbia – The Common Operation “DUNAV 2017”, facilitated by DCAF Border Security Programme in cooperation with the Border Police Directorate within the Ministry of Interior of Republic of Serbia took place from 4-13 June 2017, with the focus on detection of smugglers and migrants, and other cross-border criminal activities, at the road section from border with Bulgaria towards central Serbia.