Yesterday, our team leader David Hotte, Key Expert on Regulation Arnaud Stien and Coordinator Benjamin Bricheux conducted an outreach visit to Europol in The Hague, to discuss common areas of interest and potential synergies with a number of colleagues from the EFECC, the TFTP (ECTC), the Governance Department and the Spanish liaison office at Europol.
Following presentations of Europol and the EU GF project, discussions revolved around potential cooperation in the future and common interest in the field of AML/CFT. Sharing of expertise and the participation of Europol in some of the EU Global Facility’s activities were also evoked.
Indeed, the Global Facility mentioned its keenness on inviting Europol experts in a targeted way, depending on the topics and the countries.
The exchanges contributed to positioning the Global Facility as a potential technical assistance solution in countries with which Europol cooperates, and where a need for training on AML/CFT related matters is emerging (ex: Colombia was mentioned).
The Global Facility also expressed its interest in joining the Europol Platform for Experts (EPE), which could serve as a forum for exchange between police officers trained in the partner countries.
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