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Fight against organised crime

EU policy seeks to combat organised crime. Whilst operational activities, such as prosecuting criminals, remain the responsibility of EU countries, the EU’s objective is to assist in fighting organised crime more effectively. EU action is based on various tools, such as the gathering of reliable crime statistics and establishing networks for exchanging information and best practice. The EU is assisted by its specialised agencies, such as Europol, Eurojust and CEPOL.

The Internal Security Fund (ISF), set up for the period 2014-20 promotes the implementation of the Internal Security Strategy, and is composed of 2 instruments: ISF Borders and ISF Police.

ISF Police will support actions related to combating cross-border, serious and organised crime, and reinforce cooperation between law enforcement authorities. The budget allocation for the implementation of the programme 2014-2020 is set at €1.004 billion.