OPFA WASTE – Operational Facility for fighting Illicit Waste Trafficking – project website is now online
OPFA WASTE partners – Arma dei Carabinieri, Romanian Environmental Guard, State Police of the Republic of Latvia and SAFE are thrilled to share with you the launch of the new project website!
In its attempt to enhance police cooperation as well as fostering data sharing and providing hands-on support to criminal investigations in the field of Illicit Waste Trafficking (IWT), the EU Internal Security Fund – Police OPFA WASTE project will focus on achieving the following specific objectives:
- Raising awareness at European, national and international level on Illicit Waste Trafficking
- Improving operational guidelines for Illicit Waste Trafficking, setting harmonised investigation methodologies to be delivered to EU Member States and Third Countries
- Supporting and reinforcing police cooperation through the Operational Facility, promoting joint investigations of specialized EU Law Enforcement Agencies on Illicit Waste Trafficking, while sharing information through Europol channels
- Fostering the existing operational network of practitioners created by EU-sponsored projects and networks
The OPFA WASTE website outlines not only the project key objectives and stakeholders, but represents a platform to gather practical information for benefitting from financial support to on-going criminal investigations in the area of Illicit Waste Trafficking.
The Operational Facility features are indeed presented on the dedicated section as well as the eligibility criteria and the timeline to apply for financial support.
The 24-month EU funded project for Fighting Illicit Waste Trafficking through an Operational Facility started on the verge of the Covid19 global emergency outbreak. Despite the related challenges the project is entering the fifth month of implementation with a fully-fledged operational team, counting on a diversity of high level profiles such as environmental, financial and organized crime experts, and a wide range of technical skills from law enforcement to project management.
Illicit Waste Trafficking represents a complex and multifaceted criminality, currently considered an emerging and increasing phenomenon throughout the European Union: by actively engaging specialized law enforcement actors and providing a setting to join efforts this project will make a real step forward!
For more info visit our website at www.opfawaste-project.eu or head over to the project Twitter Account @opfawaste.
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