Intra-agency, Inter-agency and International Cooperation

Good functioning practices in the field of prevention of transnational threats, law enforcement and criminal justice serve as a general guide to inform and assist law enforcement experts in developing policies, programs and guidelines for various strategies and action plans to counter terrorism and FTFs, and fight against transnational organised crime.

Within the overall framework of strategic security management four main forms should be emphasized: namely comprehensive, cooperative, coordinated, and integrated security management, which ideally are explicitly formulated in national security management strategies and national action plans. All these models are determined to prevent and avert all kinds of transnational threats in general and countering terrorism, stemming the flow of FTFs, and fighting against organised crime in particular. All four strategic security management models are based on the key principles of intra-agency cooperation, inter-agency cooperation, and international cooperation.

While intra-agency cooperation describes the cooperation and coordination of the different levels of a hierarchy within a law enforcement agency or ministry, inter-agency cooperation deals with the cooperation and coordination between different ministries and law enforcement agencies, both at national and cross-border level. International cooperation includes cooperation and coordination with and among law enforcement agencies, training centres, and ministries of other States or international organisations.

border21 provides expertise and assistance, inter alia, in the following areas:

  • specialised seminars to enhance competences how strategic security management can increase state’s law enforcement capacities to prevent transnational threats and effectively combat organised crime, counter terrorism and FTFs.
  • knowledge transfer of functioning practices developed to enhance intra-agency, inter-agency and international cooperation in the areas of strategic security management, cross-border cooperation and information exchange.
  • development of national policies, security management strategies and action plans to increase capacities to counter terrorism and FTFs, and fight against organised crime groups, based on risk analyses and gaps and needs assessments.
  • tailor made training courses in strengthening intra-agency, inter-agency and international cooperation.

border21 provides profound competence and highly qualified experts and lecturers and seeks close collaboration with relevant entities and identified stakeholders to develop and deliver target-oriented workshops and specialised training courses.