Law enforcement activities included in COPOLAD have been selected and defined taking into account the fact that most CELAC countries have a long-standing experience in the Drug Supply Reduction field, especially in the area of Law enforcement.
In this framework, the activities aim to complement and coordinate efforts in two core lines of work:
The need to enhance judicial reforms to provide alternatives to incarceration.
The need to further strengthen policies devoted to the control of transnational organized crime, as a major player in drug-related problems.
Development of the activity
Bi-regional meeting to enhance the exchange of best practices: Drugs Policy and criminal justice reform: alternative treatment to prison for drug offences
0.1 - Establish the necessary operational bases to ensure the quality and coherence of the work to be performed and the necessary coordination and participation of all partners.
0.2 - Have adequate baseline information to: provide specificity to the contents and the actions planned in each component; meet initial expectations of each partner in relation to its participation in COPOLAD; and facilitate the programme evaluation.
0.3 - Ensure visibility of COPOLAD and its activities and disseminate the contents in the main political and professional forums in the field of drug policies to be held both internationally and in CELAC.
0.4 - Establish the necessary institutional contacts to avoid duplication with already developed initiatives and ensure synergies with ongoing initiatives, both within the EU and CELAC.
3.4 - Deliver a demand-driven capacity building strategy and exchange of best practices in the field of DSR, including key issues such as alternatives to prison, money laundering and cocaine trafficking routes, which can complement and increase the coverage of other projects supported by the EU and other multilateral Agencies.
3.5 - Enhance information and intelligence-sharing initiatives by fostering direct contact between the different actors involved in this field (e.g. law enforcement authorities, specialized public prosecutors, etc.).
Held a bi-regional meeting to facilitate exchange of best practices in DSR in key issues such as alternative to prison, money laundering and cocaine trafficking routes, which complement other project supported by the EU.
Held 2 crosscutting seminars to enhance information and intelligence-sharing initiatives to foster direct contact between actors in this field (e.g. law enforcement authorities, specialised public prosecutors, etc.).