|EUD – Managua|
|Overall project value (EUR)|
|€ 96 975|
|Origin of funding|
|Proportion carried out by legal entity|
|B&S Europe (FWC COM Lot 1)|
|Number of staff provided|
Detailed description of project Back
Organised crime and drug trafficking, as its principal activity, is undermining good governance, economic and social development and creating instability in Central America.In Nicaragua, it has not reached the crisis proportions that exist elsewhere in the region but in order to avoid a greater and uncontrollable security problem the threat of organised crime needs to be tackled pre-emptively. In 2010 the National Assembly approved the Law 735 for prevention, investigation and prosecution of organized crime and the administration of confiscated and abandoned property. The National Police is the institution responsible for leading efforts in the fight against organized crime, along with the Army. At regional level, Central American Integration System member countries have adopted the “Central American Security Strategy”.
The EU is supporting this process and has asked to formulate a project with the specific objective to support Nicaragua’s efforts to prevent and combat organised crime and drugs. The national capacity to tackle organised crime and drug supply and demand is to be strengthened resulting in better informed strategies to reduce vulnerability to organised crime, more closely coordinated and efficient interventions to combat drug supply and the prevention of organised crime penetration in security institutions and communities.
The project will aim at:
Type of services provided
The expert team consists of three senior experts: Team Leader, an Expert in Organised Crime and a Drug Reduction Expert; the last one being contracted by PROMAN. Services include: