About the programme
The Internal Security Fund will contribute to ensuring a high level of security in the Union, in particular by
- preventing and combating terrorism and radicalisation, serious and organised crime, and cybercrime
- assisting and protecting victims of crime
- preparing for, protecting against and effectively managing security related incidents, risks and crises
The Fund supports a broad range of actions in line with the European Security Agenda, including
- the purchase/procurement of ICT systems, and associated training, testing as well as their improved interoperability and data quality
- monitoring of the implementation of EU law and policy objectives in Member States in the area of security information systems
- operations implementation, or facilitating the implementation of the EU Policy Cycle/EMPACT (European Multidisciplinary Platform Against Criminal Threats)
- support for thematic or cross-theme networks of specialised national units to improve mutual confidence, exchange and dissemination of know-how, information, experiences and best practices, pooling of resources and expertise in joint centres of excellence
- education and training for relevant law enforcement and judicial authorities and administrative agencies
State/Federal Police, Customs and other specialised law enforcement services (including national cybercrime units, anti-terrorism and other specialised units), local public bodies, non-governmental organisations, international organisations, union agencies, private and public law companies, networks, Research Institutes and Universities.
The Fund is governed by the Common Provisions Regulation.
Internal Security Fund: Police strand; Justice: drug strand