Prevention of Transnational Threats

At the beginning of the 21st century many European countries are confronted with very complex threats and security-relevant challenges. The turmoil, partly associated with chaos and anarchy, in hot spots in Central Asia, Eastern Europe, the Middle East and North Africa cause serious risks and endangerments to many countries and their competent law enforcement services and public order and security and can further affect transnational threat potentials.

The EU, with its specialised agencies, Frontex and EUROPOL, all EU Member States and the overwhelming majority of non-EU countries, as well as the United Nations and its relevant units to counter terrorism and FTFs as well as cross-border organised crime, the WHO, WCO, IOM, NATO, INTERPOL and the OSCE, including other unspecified organisations, see consistently the following fields as the core areas of transnational threats:

  • Accumulation and uncontrolled distribution of small arms and light weapons, anti-personal mines and landmines
  • Drug smuggling
  • Global warming through climate change
  • Trafficking in human beings and people smuggling
  • Irregular migration
  • Pandemics and panzootic
  • Internet security (cybercrime)
  • Safety infrastructure and power supply
  • Terrorism, foreign terrorist fighters and cross-border organised crime
  • Dissemination of weapons of mass destruction

border21 manages a pool of highly qualified experts who are competent to develop tailor made training courses with an integrated approach to strategic security management in general and how intra-agency and inter-agency cooperation can be improved in particular between law enforcement agencies to prevent transnational threats.