Inter-Regional event on Global Cooperation against maritime trafficking

Lisbon, Portugal – 19 June 2024 – The EU-funded SEACOP project on Monday held the first inter-regional event under its 6th phase in Lisbon, Portugal. Titled ‘From America to Africa: Global Cooperation to Disrupt the New Illicit Maritime Route,’ the landmark event brought together around 90 high-level representatives from 20 countries of Latin America, West…

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Launch of SEACOP-GRES-ATLANTICO SUR – Bridging Africa, Europe and Latin America against drug trafficking

From 5 to 7 June, in Asunción, 🇵🇾 SEACOP launched a unique trans-regional initiative aimed at strengthening joint operations between the Americas and Africa named GRES-ATLANTICO SUR. Why is this initiative special? Announced in the presence local authorities, Naval Prefectures of Argentina and Uruguay, and Federal Police of Brazil, this strategy will provide a special…

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SEACOP mentoring kicks off in Cape Verde

This week (June 10-14, 2024), SEACOP is organising a comprehensive mentoring in Praia, Cape Verde. It brings together 14 trainees representing 7 key agencies: Judicial Police, Maritime Police, Fiscal Police, Coast Guard, Multinational Maritime Coordination Center, Praia Port, and the Maritime Information Collection Center. With two experienced trainers from our partner agency Maritime Analysis Operations…

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SEACOP delivers flagship Training of Trainers in Trinidad and Tobago

Strengthen , Share 🫱🏽‍🫲🏻 and Strike💥 … again in the Caribbean ! From 22 April to 4 May 2024, SEACOP delivered a very successful Training of Trainers programme in Trinidad and Tobago targeted at 18 students from Antigua, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, St Kitts, St Lucia, St Vincent and Trinidad and Tobago’s Maritime Intelligence…

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Empowering Law Enforcement: Regional Training for JAITFs of Accra and Banjul on Data Visualisation at WCO Headquarters

From May 14-16, 2024, a transformative training session, similar to that which was implemented for francophone JAITFs in Lomé (Togo) 2023, was held at the World Customs Organization (WCO) Headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. This event brought together CENcomm National Contact Points (NCPs) from key West and Central African Joint Airport Interdiction Task Forces (JAITFs) stationed…

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SEACOP/CRIMJUST deliver Joint Seminar on Integral Protection Against New Maritime Threats in Peru

Last week, two projects of the EU Global Illicit Flows Programme -SEACOP and CRIMJUST- joined forces to organise a seminar aimed at enhancing the capabilities of the Peruvian Maritime Intelligence Unit in Callao, Peru. Launched on Monday 13 May 2024, the seminar’s opening ceremony witnessed the participation of representatives from the National Port Authority, the…

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Regional seminar on Best Practices Exchanges organised by SEACOP in Ghana

Following the signing of a MoU between SEACOP and the Regional Maritime University of Ghana on May 15th, SEACOP organised a regional seminar on ‘Best practice exchange between Maritime Intelligence Units and Joint Maritime Control Units (MIU/JMCU)’ . Held on 16-17 May 2024, this seminar aimed to strengthen the capacities of MIU/JMCU in the SEACOP’s…

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CRIMJUST holds meeting on the margins of CCPCJ for Strengthening the Security and Protection of Prosecutors in Ibero-America

On 13th May 2024, during the 33rd Session of the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ), CRIMJUST held a significant side event highlighting the critical focus of its work: the security and protection of prosecutors in Ibero-America. This event provided a platform for prosecutors from the AIAMP (Ibero-American Association of Public Prosecutors) Working…

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Regional partnership on maritime security sealed by SEACOP in Ghana

On Wednesday 15 May 2024, SEACOP -on behalf of Expertise France– and the Regional Maritime University of Ghana signed a memorandum of understanding in Accra, #Ghana. This marks the officialisation of a valuable partnership, whereby the SEACOP project will support the regional partners in their fight against illicit maritime trafficking. With the RMU as an…

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