Borders: an enormous obstacle for governments, quite the opposite for criminals.
It is our goal as EURIEC to strengthen cross-border administrative collaboration in the fight against organised crime between Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands. We do this by offering support in case studies, organising international expert platforms, by increasing awareness of the administrative fight against cross-border crime and by removing barriers.
Criminals use borders to their advantage
National borders don’t stop criminals. Stronger still, criminals intentionally use national borders in order to hide their activities from investigative and other authorities. National borders prove to be a major obstacle in the fight against such undermining crime. Every country has its own legislation and language, for instance, and there are differences in terms of administrative powers and responsibilities. The degree of awareness of organised crime and, more specifically, the role of the administration in the fight against it, also plays an important role.
We support and advise administrative authorities regarding international collaboration and information exchange for the administrative fight against organised crime. In addition, we keep expanding our international network of professionals. This will help the experts from the different countries to find each other more easily and increases the common awareness of the administrative fight against organised crime.
We continuously deliver products that increase knowledge and expertise about the possibilities of cross-border information exchange. Practical guides based on the experiences of case studies have been and are being drafted. For example, foreign public sources can provide a lot of information. You will find the various public sources that can be consulted.
Mutual understanding of each other’s language and professional jargon is an important prerequisite for successful international collaboration. Therefore, a comparison of professional jargon in the administrative fight against organised crime in Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands has been drawn up in four languages – English, Dutch, German and French.