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Improving Forensic Methodologies across Europe (IFMAE)

Forensic methods need to be continuously reviewed and updated. Promoting cooperation between various European forensic science institutes through an exchange of best practice ensures that this is taking place across the whole of Europe.

Project dates:  01/01/2013 - 31/12/2015ISEC
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FIU.NET Unlimited – more freedom, more security

A decentralised computer network is helping European countries to fight money laundering and the financing of terrorism.

Project dates:  01/11/2012 - 31/12/2013ISEC
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THREVI2: Threat-Vulnerability Path Identification for Critical Infrastructures

THREVI2 is establishing a database which catalogues hazards posing a threat to critical infrastructures, and evaluates the vulnerability and resilience of the infrastructure.

Project dates:  01/09/2012 - 31/08/2014CIPS
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COBALT: Cost Benefit Analysis of Security Measures Enforcement on a Metro Transportation System

COBALT is developing a prototype IT tool which will help critical infrastructure operators and managers to evaluate risks and the cost effectiveness of countermeasures.

Project dates:  01/09/2012 - 28/02/2014CIPS
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CRISADMIN: Critical Infrastructure Simulation of Advanced Models on Interconnected Networks resilience

CRISADMIN is developing a model for a decision support system prototype, to assess and manage critical events. The system will be used in particular to simulate and develop both preventive measures and response activities for an emergency situation.

Project dates:  01/09/2012 - 31/08/2014CIPS
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SPARC: Space Awareness for Critical Infrastructure

SPARC is increasing awareness among the critical infrastructure community of the threats that certain space phenomena can pose to the security of critical infrastructure.

Project dates:  01/09/2012 - 28/02/2014CIPS
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Probabilistic damage-mapping development tools for urban critical infrastructures against terrorist attacks

‘MAPEX’ is developing probabilistic damage-mapping tools which will increase security and preparedness against blast threats around European critical infrastructures.

Project dates:  01/09/2012 - 01/09/2014CIPS
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FACIES: Online Identification of Failure and Attack on Interdependent Critical Infrastructures

Using theoretical and experimental activities, and by stepping up cooperation and exchange of information between operators and authorities, FACIES is seeking to develop techniques to detect online failures and attacks on interdependent infrastructures.

Project dates:  01/09/2012 - 28/02/2014CIPS
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CISIM

CISIM is improving an existing framework to simulate the resilience of critical information and communication technologies (ICT) infrastructure against threats, such as power failures, floods and terrorist attacks.

Project dates:  01/07/2012 - 31/12/2013CIPS
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Intercultural Mediation programme in selected hospitals in Athens and Thessaloniki

The introduction of intercultural mediators in hospitals facilitated communication between immigrants and hospital staff, thereby reducing cultural misunderstandings and promoting non discriminatory access to public health services.

Project dates:  14/03/2012 - 30/06/2012EIFGreece
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Support for the establishment of an immigration liaison officer network

By integrating Switzerland into an EU network, this project broadened the sharing of information on irregular migration.

Project dates:  01/01/2012 - 31/12/2012EBFSwitzerland
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Lerncafe Graz Leoben Knittelfeld

The ‘Lerncafe’ initiative was first launched in one Austrian town with EIF funding in 2007. It is now present across the whole of Austria, providing valuable support to immigrant children with school work and personal development.

Project dates:  01/01/2012 - 12/07/2012EIFAustria
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VIS system

The VIS system facilitates the sharing of visa information between Schengen countries through system software and technical equipment such as fingerprint scanners, cameras and computers.

Project dates:  01/01/2012 - 30/06/2014EBFIceland
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DORATHEA: Development of a risk assessment methodology to enhance security awareness in Air Traffic Management

DORATHEA is developing a methodology to assess risk, threat and vulnerability to both new and legacy ATM systems. The aim is to protect European ATM critical infrastructure.

Project dates:  01/01/2012 - 31/12/2013CIPS
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Programme for voluntary return of vulnerable persons

An information campaign promoting voluntary return ensured non-EU migrants were aware of the option of an assisted return to their country of origin, while reintegration measures, including practical support, ensured the return was successful in the longer term.

Project dates:  30/12/2011 - 30/06/2012RFBulgaria
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Terrorism-Police-Safety: EURO 2012

Polish police ensured that main thoroughfare roads between Poland and Ukraine were secure against terrorist attacks during the 2012 UEFA European Football Championship, by using command and control, negotiation and hostage crisis exercises as preparation.

Project dates:  03/12/2011 - 03/02/2013CIPS
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Developing Joint Investigation Teams between Finland and Estonia

Joint Investigation Teams are being used to enhance cooperation between Finland and Estonia.

Project dates:  01/09/2011 - 31/08/2013ISEC
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Disaster 2.0: Using Web 2.0 applications and semantic technologies to strengthen public resilience to disasters

Communication technologies are developing all the time. How should governments use them to prepare their disaster responses? Disaster 2.0 is organising a number of events addressing this question.

Project dates:  01/09/2011 - 31/08/2013CIPS
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Polish language and knowledge of Polish culture course with elements of e-learning

Some 1 000 hours of Polish language classes were undertaken by 80  non-EU migrants, of which 10 gained the official certificate in Polish as a foreign language.

Project dates:  01/08/2011 - 31/03/2012EIFPoland
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Learning about Slovenian history, culture and its constitutional set up

By teaching refugees about various cultural and historical aspects of Slovenian society, the project helped them understand their host country and integrate easier into society.

Project dates:  01/08/2011 - 30/11/2011ERFSlovenia
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The Internationen Project

Immigrants new to the predominantly student city of Lund, Sweden, had struggled to integrate into daily life. The ‘Internationen Project’ tackled this by bringing together Swedish university students and immigrants for an exchange of experiences.

Project dates:  01/08/2011 - 30/06/2012EIFSweden
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SecMan: Security Risk Management Processes for Road Infrastructure

A security manual will establish a harmonised methodology to identify critical road infrastructure, assess its vulnerability, and provide infrastructure owners and operators with recommendations on how to protect it.

Project dates:  01/08/2011 - 31/07/2013CIPS
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RADAR

AQUAPOL brings together EU countries’ national maritime and inland water law enforcement agencies, providing a forum for an exchange of know-how and good practice. The goal is a more effective and common approach to securing international shipping.

Project dates:  01/08/2011 - 31/07/2013ISEC
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BUCOPCI: Business Continuity Planning for Critical Infrastructures

A set of publicly available guidelines to be released by July 2013 will facilitate and reduce the cost of developing and implementing business continuity and security plans.

Project dates:  13/07/2011 - 12/07/2013CIPS
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Centre for adolescents

A total of 17 unaccompanied minors were provided with accommodation, while others benefited from support services – including psycho-social support, legal advice, and professional orientation – during this six-month project.

Project dates:  01/07/2011 - 31/12/2011ERFGreece
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Establishment of a Mobile Competence Team for the promotion of council decisions

The Mobile Competence Team supports EU countries in their technical implementation of a system for the automated exchange of fingerprint and DNA data, thereby helping to prevent and prosecute crime in accordance with the EU Prüm Council decisions.

Project dates:  01/07/2011 - 30/06/2013ISEC
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Provision of legal representation to asylum seekers

Asylum seekers in Bulgaria received free and independent legal advice, raising awareness of their rights and obligations during the Refugee Status Determination Procedure.

Project dates:  14/06/2011 - 30/06/2011ERFBulgaria
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Joint Customs Operation: COLOSSEUM

Some 32 illegally trafficked artifacts were seized in this joint customs operation which, as the first such operation combating illegal trafficking of cultural goods in the EU, increased awareness of this phenomenon and techniques to prevent it.

Project dates:  01/05/2011 - 30/06/2012ISEC
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Your fire brigade – our fire brigade! Towards open cooperation

To increase integration in Germany, this project tackled the barriers preventing a non-EU immigrant from signing up to become a voluntary fire-fighter.

Project dates:  01/04/2011 - 31/03/2012EIFGermany
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The development and implementation of a Latvian language learning programme for migrant children

All of Latvia’s schools have now been issued with teaching materials specifically aimed at migrant teenagers, introducing them to the language and cultural traditions of their host country. The resources are designed to support integration into Latvian society.

Project dates:  07/03/2011 - 30/06/2013EIFLatvia
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Colourful games, multicoloured country

Non-EU migrants helped present their own culture to some 130 000 people at Hungary’s ‘Children’s Island’, promoting openness among the young and helping to break down stereotypes.

Project dates:  01/03/2011 - 31/07/2011EIFHungary
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Online courses for immigrants - successful integration into Bulgarian society

Over 6 months, 58 online lessons were recorded and 1 000 copies of information booklets printed. The aim? To better educate immigrants on Bulgarian life and to further their integration.

Project dates:  28/01/2011 - 20/06/2011EIFBulgaria
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Consultation centre for non-EU migrants

A new consultation centre offers non-EU migrants advice, information and training to facilitate their integration into Lithuanian culture.

Project dates:  01/05/2011 - 30/06/2012EIFLithuania
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Improvement of asylum seekers’ reception conditions through developed and combined support services

By strengthening the support services available to refugees and asylum seekers in Estonia, this project helped these persons to integrate into social networks and the political and legal system.

Project dates:  01/01/2011 - 31/12/2011ERFEstonia
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Family Next Door 2011

Through direct contact and exchange of experiences between non-EU immigrant and Czech families, this project provided an innovative model of integration.

Project dates:  01/01/2011 - 31/12/2011EIFCzech Republic
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Italian Liaison Officer

A new UK liaison post was established within the Italian Interior Ministry to help solve operational issues and to overcome the cultural and language barriers, thereby improving cooperation between the two countries on the practical implementation of Dublin II Regulation.

Project dates:  01/01/2011 - 31/12/2012ERFUnited Kingdom
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Information, awareness and prevention of female genital mutilation

Using workshops and an information campaign, UNAF raised awareness of female genital mutilation and worked to prevent its practice, particularly within sub-Saharan immigrant communities.

Project dates:  01/01/2011 - 31/12/2011EIFSpain
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Women and citizens

Informative workshops and leaflets introduced immigrant women to the values of French society, whilst also promoting knowledge of their rights and tackling discrimination and violence against them.

Project dates:  01/01/2011 - 31/12/2011EIFFrance
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Support for authorities working on asylum cases for unaccompanied minors

By bringing together everyone involved in the asylum process, the project developed evaluation methods for trials involving unaccompanied minors seeking asylum.

Project dates:  01/01/2011 - 29/02/2012ERFAustria
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Strengthening consultation with the diplomatic missions of third countries

By improving relationships and cooperation with third country diplomatic missions, the Romanian authorities have improved processes for identifying non-EU nationals residing in Romania.

Project dates:  20/12/2010 - 30/06/2011RFRomania
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RISKGIS: Interactive Risk Assessment in the field of Critical Infrastructure based on the Integrated Geographic Information System

A new model for identifying and analysing critical infrastructure sectors is now up and running in Slovenia thanks to the RISKGIS project.

Project dates:  25/11/2010 - 25/11/2012CIPS
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Intercultural dialogue through community media

Community media training courses are organised for non-EU nationals alongside Irish citizens, developing individual knowledge and skills, as well as producing intercultural radio programmes for the general public.

Project dates:  01/11/2010 - 31/10/2012EIFIeland
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Television broadcast to promote the integration of migrants

Some 119 migrants, journalists and journalism students helped produce and broadcast television programmes promoting a positive image of migrants through success stories and discussing issues faced by migrant communities in Slovakia.

Project dates:  01/01/2011 - 28/02/2012EIFSlovakia
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Purchase of equipment for the detection of false and falsified documents

This project purchased new equipment to detect false and falsified documents in overseas diplomatic missions, provided training and established a secure network for exchange of data.

Project dates:  01/11/2010 - 30/04/2012EBFMalta
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Working with refugees and asylum seekers who have experienced sexual violence and other trauma

Training the staff who are required to interact frequently with vulnerable asylum seekers and refugees led to more effective and sensitive assistance, tailored to the migrants’ situation and needs.

Project dates:  01/01/2011 - 31/10/2013ERFIeland
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Supporting the greater usage of Joint Investigation Teams

Joint Investigation Teams are receiving financial and practical support to overcome financial constraints and to facilitate communication and information exchange.

Project dates:  01/10/2010 - 30/09/2013ISEC
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Beyond Vulnerability 2

Over 700 vulnerable asylum seekers received help with social and economic integration in Italy.

Project dates:  09/08/2010 - 30/06/2011ERFItaly
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Reintegration in countries of origin

Reintegration assistance was provided to migrants voluntarily leaving Lithuania to return to their countries of origin.

Project dates:  01/07/2010 - 30/06/2011RFLithuania
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Welcome to the United Kingdom (UK)

By reaching prospective migrant women in Bangladesh (a significant source of immigration to the UK), the chances of successful integration on their arrival to the UK is greatly increased.

Project dates:  01/07/2010 - 30/06/2013EIFUnited Kingdom
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PARTIR II: Assisted voluntary return for migrants living in vulnerable conditions

PARTIR II provided practical support for the voluntary return of 208 immigrants living in distressing conditions. Through individual return plans, the project also helped 139 migrants reintegrate within their country of origin.

Project dates:  01/07/2010 - 30/06/2011RFItaly
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Intercultural mediation in public services

Intercultural mediators were placed within the Portuguese public services to facilitate communication between public service employees and immigrants, and to improve the quality of service and care offered to non-EU nationals.

Project dates:  01/06/2010 - 31/05/2011EIFPortugal
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We Talk Football

Over 80 non-EU nationals were involved in information and media activities promoting their involvement in local football life. Ten non-EU nationals were trained as football referees.

Project dates:  01/06/2010 - 30/09/2011EIFEstonia
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Lisanga: Supporting autonomous living for unaccompanied minors

Each year 40 unaccompanied minors receive support and practical assistance to help them build an autonomous life for themselves in Belgium.

Project dates:  01/06/2010 - 30/05/2012ERFBelgium
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Network of Migrant Information Centres in Romania

New Migrant Information Centres throughout the country provided information and advice to non-EU nationals legally residing in Romania, facilitating their integration into Romanian society.

Project dates:  01/06/2010 - 30/06/2011EIFRomania
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Land border surveillance – strengthening of reaction capacity

The purchase of four-wheel drive and all-terrain vehicles and snowmobiles, as well as the installation of technical equipment, strengthened the Norwegian police’s border surveillance and response capacity.

Project dates:  01/06/2010 - 30/06/2012EBFNorway
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The construction of Razkrižje border crossing point

The construction of a new border crossing point meeting Schengen standards improved working conditions for employees and ensured infrastructure was efficient for passenger and transport management.

Project dates:  26/05/2010 - 28/01/2011EBFSlovenia
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VIS Transport – procurement of a vehicle

A new vehicle to transport equipment between harbours has made issuing transit and emergency visas to seamen both faster and easier.

Project dates:  01/05/2010 - 01/12/2011EBFSweden
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Security at major sports events

A total of 160 senior police offers from Estonia, Lithuania and Poland received training on the coordination of security at major international sports events. This training was put into practice when they assisted with preparation for the European Basketball Men’s Championship 2011, held in Lithuania.

Project dates:  01/05/2010 - 30/04/2013ISEC
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MOTIA: Modelling Tools for Interdependence Assessment in ICT Systems

MOTIA developed a methodology to analyse and quantify interdependencies between ICT systems and assets.

Project dates:  14/04/2010 - 13/04/2012CIPS
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Return and reintegration assistance to unsuccessful asylum seekers and irregular migrants from Slovakia to countries of origin (Phase II)

By raising awareness of the assisted voluntary return process, the International Organisation for Migration was able to assist 100 voluntary returns.

Project dates:  01/04/2010 - 28/02/2011RFSlovakia
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DEPET: Dissemination all over Europe of Know-how of Privacy Enhancing Technologies

DEPET developed new innovative technology which proved that effective law enforcement can also be privacy-friendly.

Project dates:  01/04/2010 - 01/07/2012ISEC
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Seminars for journalists

Some 250 journalists based in Cyprus received informational material and 74 journalists participated in seminars on immigration issues. The project sought to improve the quality of information on immigration issues channelled through the media.

Project dates:  08/03/2010 - 30/06/2010EIFCyprus
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Press campaign to raise awareness of issues concerning beneficiaries of international protection

An estimated 75 000 members of the general public were reached by this campaign, which sought to minimise xenophobia and racism towards beneficiaries of international protection.

Project dates:  03/03/2010 - 30/06/2010ERFCyprus
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Voluntary assisted return and reintegration programme for irregular non-EEA nationals (I-VARRP)

Over the course of a year, more than 200 vulnerable irregular migrants returned voluntarily to their country of origin or habitual residence, with several enrolling in education or starting a business.

Project dates:  01/03/2010 - 31/03/2011RFIeland
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‘Our Italian language’

Nearly 2 000 migrants gained a certificate proving competence in the Italian language shortly after arriving in Italy thanks to this 4 month project.

Project dates:  26/02/2010 - 30/06/2010EIFItaly
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MIPMaDe: Modelling of Infrastructure Protection – from Materials to Devices

Following the MIPMaDe project, intelligent dynamic tools are now in place to assess the vulnerability of critical infrastructures towards explosions. They can determine whether a passive or active protection system is necessary.

Project dates:  07/01/2010 - 07/01/2012CIPS
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New Home IV

Some 206 hours of counselling and assistance were given to vulnerable refugees, and 15 flats were furnished for 24 persons, facilitating smoother integration into their new life in the Czech Republic.

Project dates:  01/01/2010 - 31/12/2010ERFCzech Republic
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Access to legal aid for asylum seekers

By providing practical support and assistance, including free legal aid, this project contributed to more fair and objective asylum proceedings.

Project dates:  01/01/2010 - 31/12/2010ERFSlovakia
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Boosting the effectiveness of visa case handling via IT support (Visa Code (I))

Through digitisation, this project was able to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of visa case handling.

Project dates:  01/01/2010 - 30/06/2012EBFDenmark
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Sustainable voluntary return

This joint project between Spain and Bolivia enabled the return and reintegration of 14 Bolivian immigrants, the vast majority of whom are now running businesses that the project helped them to establish.

Project dates:  01/01/2010 - 31/08/2010RFSpain
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RESTART II: Voluntary return and sustainable reintegration in the country of origin

Immigrants were encouraged to participate in the assisted voluntary return process through various activities, as well as information material in various languages.

Project dates:  01/01/2010 - 31/07/2012RFMalta
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Civil Society and Refugees 2009

Increasing awareness in Portuguese society of refugees and the problems that they face was the key objective of this one-year project.

Project dates:  01/01/2010 - 31/12/2010ERFPortugal
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Elaboration of escort skill development course and establishment of training technical base

Officials of the State Border Guard received training to improve the skills needed to escort irregular immigrants during the forced return process.

Project dates:  01/01/2010 - 30/06/2012RFLatvia
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Training for officials involved in returns and removals

Over the course of a year, 32 officials were trained on all aspects of forced return operations. They received practical training on escorting returnees, ensuring a more efficient and effective return process that respects human dignity.

Project dates:  01/01/2010 - 31/12/2010RFEstonia
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KITU: mental health services for asylum seeker children and young people who have been victims of torture and who are severely traumatised

Psychiatric treatment and therapy were provided for traumatised asylum seeker children, who had been victims of torture prior to arrival in Finland.

Project dates:  01/01/2010 - 31/12/2012ERFFinland
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International Anti-Corruption Summer School – IACSS 2008 – Practice Meets Science

By bringing together anti-corruption practitioners from 30 countries, the summer school boosted cross-border cooperation and forged new contacts.

Project dates:  16/12/2009 - 15/04/2010ISEC
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AUS!Wege: Begleitung und Unterstützung von freiwilliger Rückkehr

By setting up networks involving German and African organisations, this project helped non-EU nationals integrate when returning voluntarily to their home countries.

Project dates:  01/12/2009 - 30/11/2010RFGermany
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AUGIAS

The AUGIAS team developed tools to facilitate waste transport checks and an ‘action week’ led to some 815 transport checks in 16 EU countries. As a result, the EU Council adopted a resolution creating “EnviCrimeNet”, an informal network for countering environmental crime.

Project dates:  28/11/2009 - 28/11/2011ISEC
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Changemakers 3: Promoting equality for the gay community among refugees

The ‘changemakers’ in this project are those grass roots organisations created by refugees and in a position to guide a change in mentality towards the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.

Project dates:  01/11/2009 - 30/06/2011ERFNetherlands
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EU Seminar on Customs and Security

A seminar provided a platform for analysis and discussions of new challenges in customs safety and security among EU stakeholders. Attendees at the event organised by the Spanish Customs and Excise Department of the Tax Agency were also able to exchange experiences.

Project dates:  01/11/2009 - 31/10/2010ISEC
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E-notes (European NGOs Observatory on Trafficking, Exploitation and Slavery)

With a report detailing and analysing EU countries’ anti-trafficking policies, ‘E-notes’ is leading the way towards a common procedure for NGOs, allowing them to monitor and report on the effectiveness of anti-trafficking legislation.

Project dates:  30/10/2009 - 30/10/2010ISEC
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FLEX: Trafficking for Forced Labour and Labour Exploitation

AQUAPOL brings together EU countries’ national maritime and inland water law enforcement agencies, providing a forum for an exchange of know-how and good practice. The goal is a more effective and common approach to securing international shipping.

Project dates:  28/10/2009 - 28/02/2011ISEC
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Supply of a device for highly effective detection of persons hiding in vehicles, without vehicle disassembly

The Hungarian national police purchased six heartbeat detectors and installed them at six border crossings to reduce the number of irregular immigrants entering the country hidden in vehicles.

Project dates:  17/08/2009 - 31/05/2010EBFHungary
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Home Again

When a home providing care to the mentally disabled was damaged during fighting in Bosnia, a number of residents found shelter in Hungary. Some 17 years later, this project enabled them to return to their home country, to the renovated home.

Project dates:  01/08/2009 - 31/12/2009RFHungary
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Positive action of vulnerable groups in the return process

By analysing an array of previous return projects, the project was able to identify successful return practices for vulnerable refugees.

Project dates:  01/05/2009 - 31/12/2009RFFinland
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Reception of deaf and hearing impaired asylum seekers and new arrivals

Sweden was able to step up its support for asylum seekers with hearing impairments following this three-year project.

Project dates:  01/04/2009 - 31/03/2012ERFSweden
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Modernisation of the special vehicle equipped with mobile thermovisual technology

Modernised mobile thermovisual equipment has enabled the police to patrol Prague international airport more effectively, thereby stepping up protection of the Czech Republic’s external border.

Project dates:  01/04/2009 - 31/12/2009EBFCzech Republic
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Simulation Exercise to Manage Power Cut Crises (SEMPOC)

Simulation models allow experts to evaluate the impact of power cut crises so that they know in advance how to mitigate any potential impacts on critical infrastructure.

Project dates:  09/03/2009 - 08/03/2011CIPS
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Training of Border Guard aviation employees

Training Border Guard aviation employees (helicopter pilot candidates, professional pilots, and technical staff) helped strengthen protection and surveillance of the EU’s external border and lay the groundwork for a quick response to border-related security threats.

Project dates:  01/03/2009 - 31/12/2010EBFPoland
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NEISAS: National & European Information Sharing & Alerting System

A framework and prototype platform for a National and European Information Sharing and Alerting System has been trialled in Italy, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.

Project dates:  20/02/2009 - 01/04/2011CIPS
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Development of a Risk Assessment and Countermeasure Audit Methodology for potential terrorist attacks on mass transit systems (RACAM)

‘By establishing a framework for risk assessment and developing countermeasure options, the RACAM project reduced the vulnerability of mass railway transit systems to terrorist attacks.

Project dates:  01/02/2009 - 01/02/2011CIPS
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Establishment of permanent operational cooperation with translators in the procedures of identifying non-EU nationals on the basis of language analysis

By analysing language, including accents and dialects, translators can determine the origin of an unresponsive non-EU national and thereby obtain the necessary documents from the relevant third country.

Project dates:  01/01/2009 - 30/06/2012RFSlovenia
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Cross-culturally sensitive psychological support for asylum seekers suffering from severe mental health problems

Over the course of three years, 177 asylum seekers suffering from severe mental health problems benefitted from one-to-one psychological support.

Project dates:  01/01/2009 - 30/12/2011ERFLuxembourg
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Post-arrival assistance projects

Some 137 people returned to Georgia, Armenia and Ukraine from the Netherlands received reintegration assistance, while improved relations with the authorities in these countries facilitated the return process.

Project dates:  01/01/2009 - 30/06/2011RFNetherlands
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Bomb Data Center

The Bomb Data Center provides a database of investigations into incidents involving explosives. It is accessible to both Slovak and foreign experts.

Project dates:  31/12/2008 - 31/12/2010ISEC
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Purchase of two medium size twin engine utility helicopters

To strengthen border control and surveillance, while simultaneously increasing the police's operational capacity, the Cyprus Police purchased two medium-sized twin engine utility helicopters.

Project dates:  22/12/2008 - 30/06/2012EBFCyprus
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Project Block: Regional project on mapping criminal operators in the logistics chain

Enhancing cooperation between national customs services and police forces facilitates the exchange of information and best practice. This in turn leads to greater expertise on illegal activities affecting the logistics chain.

Project dates:  12/12/2008 - 30/09/2011ISEC
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Purchase of a biometric identification system for the consulates in North Africa

Some 24 biometric identification systems were purchased and 28 kiosks installed in Spanish consulates in North Africa, allowing for fingerprints and facial identification to be carried out with the privacy required by Muslim culture.

Project dates:  01/12/2008 - 01/12/2009EBFSpain
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European Union Bomb Data System (EBDS)

The EU Bomb Data System (EBDS) developed a unique and effective platform for the exchange of information and intelligence on explosives and chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN)-related incidents.

Project dates:  01/12/2008 - 31/03/2010ISEC
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Providing the regional training for consular officials about the common visa policy, in accordance with the requirements of the European Visa Code

State officials are receiving training on the issuing of Schengen visas, providing the Latvian consular service with qualitative and fully trained staff, knowledgeable on the common visa policy.

Project dates:  14/11/2008 - 15/06/2015EBFLatvia
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Cybercrime Investigation – developing and disseminating an accredited international training programme for the future

Some 60 law enforcement officers attended 3 pilot training courses on cybercrime, with a further 20 officers receiving a Masters Degree in Forensic Computing and Cybercrime Investigation from University College Dublin.

Project dates:  01/11/2008 - 31/10/2011ISEC
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Assistance for children applying for asylum in the accommodation and procedures centres of the Romanian Immigration Office

Over the course of six months, the organisation ‘Save the Children’ fully furnished and equipped five rooms in Romanian reception centres to provide social and psychological counselling to asylum seeker children and facilitate their access to education.

Project dates:  24/10/2008 - 31/12/2008ERFRomania
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Assisted Voluntary Return (AVR)

The UK Border Agency assisted over 10 000 returns through a series of programmes targeting different audiences.

Project dates:  01/08/2008 - 31/03/2011RFUnited Kingdom
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Memory

Operation Memory identified over 100 vehicles illegally using heating oil as fuel, and interrupted the illegal cross-border trade in mineral oils within the EU.

Project dates:  01/08/2008 - 21/11/2008ISEC
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VIS – Vulnerability of the Information System and its inter-sectoral, economic and social impacts

When one piece of critical infrastructure is down, the impact can be more far-reaching than predicted. The VIS simulator is able to assess the likely effect on production in one industrial sector, or in the whole economy.

Project dates:  01/07/2008 - 31/05/2009CIPS
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Joint Customs Operation Athena

Over EUR 45 000 000 in cross border cash transfers were detected during the year-long Operation Athena, which saw the customs authorities from 28 countries working together to detect and seize crime funds moving across borders.

Project dates:  01/05/2008 - 30/04/2009ISEC
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Psychological research and model out-patient clinic for refugees

Researchers and therapists worked together to develop a unique form of psychotherapy for vulnerable refugees during this project. During its three-year lifespan, 80 refugees were first examined and then treated.

Project dates:  01/01/2008 - 31/12/2010ERFGermany
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Return of Families

Families in Belgium who are likely to be returned to their country of origin now reside temporarily in an open reception centre that provides support for parents and children alike.

Project dates:  01/01/2008 - 31/12/2009RFBelgium
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Voluntary return

By providing financial assistance to migrants voluntarily returning to their country of origin, the French Office of Immigration and Integration was able to provide migrants with the means to establish economic activity in their home country, thereby ensuring that the return was sustainable.

Project dates:  01/01/2008 - 01/01/2012RFFrance
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MIA: Methodology for Interdependence Assessment

The MIA project represented the first real attempt to provide infrastructure owners and policy makers with a methodology to quantify the interdependence between electricity and ICT infrastructures.

Project dates:  31/12/2007 - 30/06/2010CIPS
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RAILPOL: TRANSEC (Transport Security) RAIL

RAILPOL unites EU countries’ railway law enforcement agencies, strengthening cross-border cooperation and providing a forum for an exchange of information, know-how and good practice.

Project dates:  01/12/2007 - 01/12/2010ISEC
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AQUAPOL: TRANSEC (Transport Security) on the Water

AQUAPOL brings together EU countries’ national maritime and inland water law enforcement agencies, providing a forum for an exchange of know-how and good practice. The goal is a more effective and common approach to securing international shipping.

Project dates:  01/12/2007 - 01/12/2010ISEC
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Development of guidelines for the collection of data on trafficking in human beings, including comparable indicators

A team of experts, including individuals from EU countries, institutions and international organisations, worked together to establish a set of guidelines to facilitate the collection of data on human trafficking.

Project dates:  01/11/2007 - 30/04/2009ISEC
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Terrorists at the dam

When a potential terrorist attack could affect more than one country simultaneously, it is important that national police forces work together. This training involved a terrorist scenario, requiring forces from the Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia, who had to work together to protect citizens and critical infrastructure.

Project dates:  01/09/2007 - 31/05/2009CIPS
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