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Public Consultation on the programme “Prevention of and fight against Crime“ (ISEC) 2007-2013

Policy field(s)

Home Affairs; framework program “Security and Safeguarding Liberties”

Target group(s)

Contributions are sought from individuals (experts, beneficiaries), public authorities, intergovernmental and non-governmental organisations, social partners and civil society, academic institutions, international organisations, EU Institutions and Agencies, based in EU Member States or third Countries.

The Commission would in particular like to encourage members of the following target groups to participate:

Individuals, EU nationals or third-country nationals legally present on the territory of one of the 28 Member States concerned;

  • Member States' public authorities (law enforcement officers), or third Countries' public authorities dealing with the programme;
  • Organisations having benefited from the ISEC projects;
  • Organisations (including non-governmental and civil society organisations, academia, research bodies, social partners, interest groups, consultancies, think tanks…).

Period of consultation

From 14/7/2016 to 15/11/2016

Objective of the consultation

The aim of the consultation is to collect views and opinions on the results and impacts of actions co-financed by the ISEC programme during 2007-2013 and to assess their relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, coherence and EU added value.

The specific programme 'Prevention of and fight against Crime' (ISEC) was established for the period 2007 to 2013 by Decision No 2007/125/JHA as one of two programmes under the General programme on "Security and Safeguarding Liberties".

The ISEC programme concerns prevention of and combating crime, organised or otherwise, in particular terrorism, trafficking in human beings and offences against children, illicit drug trafficking and illicit arms trafficking, corruption and fraud.

The fund supports investments related to actions improving operational cooperation and coordination (strengthening networking, mutual confidence and understanding, exchange and dissemination of information, experience and best practices); analytical, monitoring and evaluation activities; development and transfer of technology and methodology; training, exchange of staff and experts; and awareness and dissemination activities.

This public consultation is part of a process to evaluate the results achieved by the actions implemented through the ISEC 2007-2013 programme and aims at offering to the stakeholders the opportunity to share their views on this matter, and gather ideas and analysis. For this evaluation, the Commission needs to gather substantial information from different stakeholders in order to contribute to making the future implementation of EU financial instruments in the field prevention of and fight against crime (i.e. Internal Security Fund – instrument for police cooperation) more relevant, effective, efficient, coherent and to achieve the higher EU added value.

For more information on this consultation, please read the background document and the roadmap.

How to submit your contribution

You can contribute to this public consultation by filling out the online questionnaire. You may find it useful to refer to the background document and to the glossary which are published alongside this consultation.

As part of the European Transparency Initiative, the Commission asks organisations (including NGOs, trade associations, enterprises etc.) who wish to participate in public consultations to provide the Commission and the public with information about whom and what they represent, their objectives, funding and structures, by registering in the Transparency Register and subscribing to its Code of Conduct.

  • If you are a Registered organisation, please fill in your Register ID number in the questionnaire. Your contribution will then be considered as representing the views of your organisation.
  • If your organisation is not registered, you have the opportunity to register now. Then return to this page to submit your contribution as a Registered organisation.

If an organisation decides not to provide this information, it is the Commission's stated policy to list the contribution as part of the individual contributions (Consultation Standards, see COM (2002) 704, and Communication on ETI Follow-up, see COM (2007) 127 of 21/03/2007). These replies will be published separately.

The contributions to this public consultation will be published on Internet, unless you provide a substantial justification for your opposition to the publication of your contribution (see questionnaire). It is important to read the specific privacy statement attached to this consultation for information on how your personal data and contribution will be dealt with.

Replies may be submitted in any EU official language. Given possible delays in translating comments submitted in some languages, contributions in English are welcome, as they will help the Commission to process the survey more swiftly.

Reference documents and other, related consultations

Accompanying documents:

Results of consultation and next steps

Contact details

  • Responsible service:
    European Commission
    DG Migration and Home Affairs
    Unit E.2 – National Programmes for South and East Europe; Evaluation; AMIF/ISF Committee
  • E-mail:

  • Postal address:
    European Commission
    DG Migration and Home Affairs
    Unit E.2 - National Programmes for South and East Europe; Evaluation; AMIF/ISF CommitteeB - 1049 Bruxelles / Brussels
    Belgique / België

Deadline: from 16/11/2016 to: 16/11/2016