The objective of this conference is to stimulate and enhance international dialogue and co-operative efforts of relevant law enforcement agencies of the OSCE Mediterranean Partners for Co-operation and participating States on methods and good practices to increase their capacities to identify and counter emerging transnational threats
The Mediterranean region faces a myriad of emerging and destabilizing transnational threats from increasingly sophisticated transnational organized crime groups involved in a wide array of illegal activities, leading to the use of irregular migration for criminal purposes, abuse of porous borders in the region, generating illicit profits and financial flows along with the proceeds of crime, growing availability of small arms and light weapons, and their proliferation in the region.
The Conference is specifically geared towards relevant stakeholders from the countries of the Mediterranean region and will help showcase the important role that regional approaches and effective co-operation mechanisms can play in addressing transnational threats. This event will also stimulate and enhance international dialogue and co-operative efforts in the Mediterranean region and beyond. In addition, it will provide a unique forum to discuss and better define the OSCE engagement in the Mediterranean region and the precise nature of such engagement in light of the Helsinki Plus 40 process. The conference will include five sessions on topics identified and specifically agreed by the organizers in close co-ordination with the OSCE Partners for Co-operation in the Mediterranean Region (Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Morocco, and Tunisia) to maximize the effectiveness of the event among the participants.
The event will focus on the following topics: