The main objective of this project was to contribute to strengthening the security sector's capacity to respond to terrorism in Azerbaijan. For this purpose, the Office aimed to improve the capacity of law enforcement agencies to respond to terrorism threats and to facilitate international cooperation in countering terrorism.
In 2009, the Office endeavoured to engage key Azerbaijani Government officials who have policymaking and operational responsibility for government agencies concerned with national stability, security and public safety issues. The result was a number of activities related to counter-terrorism and combating organised crime.
In order to implement the planned activities, the Office cooperated with a number of OSCE participating States and other OSCE missions, such as the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office on the "Comprehensive and Good Governance Approaches to Counter-Terrorism" project, the former OSCE Mission to Georgia on the "Transitional Institutional Support Programme" project at the Georgia- Azerbaijan border and the Turkish National Police on the "Cross border workshops" (topics: falsified documents, human trafficking etc) at the Azerbaijani-Turkish border.
This project aimed at sharing relevant law-enforcement and security agencies the best practices of OSCE pS on countering terrorism and combating organised crime.
The following activities were conducted in the framework of the project: