The eight priorities for the fight against organised crime, endorsed by the Council in June 2011, represent the so-called "Harmony process" for the period 2011-13.
The eight priorities for 2011-13 originate from Europol's Organised Crime Threat Assessment and aim at:
The Harmony process sets out a methodology for the systematic application of the Internal Security Strategy (ISS). After having identified the eight political priorities for the fight against organised crime, expert groups, hosted and facilitated by the Commission, defined strategic goals for each priority. These strategic goals were first endorsed by COSI and then translated into operational action plans. Each operational action plan for the year 2012 is also validated by COSI.
The implementation and review phase of the Policy Cycle 2011-13 will start and run until the endorsement of SOCTA (Serious and Organised Crime Threat Assessment), which will be available at the beginning of 2013. With the SOCTA report, the four year "full" policy cycle for the period 2013-17 will begin.
The Harmony process and the ISS are mutually reinforcing as the Policy Cycle constitutes the operational angle of the ISS shared agenda. The Commission will ensure the compatibility between the Harmony process and the ISS on both the political and operational level.
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