An OSCE regional training workshop dedicated to proactive and intelligence-led approaches to targeting transnational organised crime groups took place on 12 and 13 December 2019 in Kyiv, Ukraine, organised by the OSCE’s Transnational Threats Department/Strategic Police Matters Unit, in co-operation with the OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Ukraine and the Internal Affairs Ministry of Ukraine.
Some 60 senior law enforcement professionals from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Latvia, Moldova, and Ukraine attended the workshop. The workshop included case studies showing proactive approaches to combating organised crime by experienced practitioners from the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States, State Police of Italy, National Crime Agency of the United Kingdom and the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine as well as briefings by experts from INTERPOL, EUROPOL and the European Union Advisory Mission Ukraine.
Participants discussed latest trends and developments as well as challenges, good practices and lessons learned in the fight against organised crime in Baltic, Eastern European and South Caucasus regions.
The event was a part of a series of national and regional training workshops organized by the Strategic Police Matters Unit under its extra-budgetary project on Intelligence-led Policing (ILP). The OSCE Guidebook on Intelligence-Led Policing presents a common and coherent approach to implementing ILP in the OSCE area.