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Technical Assistance Facility now receives proposals on a rolling basis

The Technical Assistance Facility (TAF) is an operational mechanism providing support to Western Balkan security institutions in response to joint proposals related to the fight against serious and organised crime and/or terrorism.

Following the identification of needs and adequate proposals, the TAF can provide support through joint exercises, practice-oriented exchange and networking opportunities, as well as capacity building events. It can facilitate the provision of EU-wide expertise on countering serious and organised crime and/or counter-terrorism through a methodology based on interactive learning by-doing and exchange formats.

All Western Balkans security institutions including law enforcement authorities, with a mandate in “Judiciary and Fundamental Rights and/or Justice, Freedom and Security” (EU Acquis Chapter 23 and/or 24) can apply on a rolling basis, based on five criteria. For more information, please have a look at the updated “Guide to applicants”.

What has recently changed is that it is no longer necessary to submit proposals until a certain deadline. Proposals can now be submitted on a rolling basis.

If you belong to the list of institutions named above and have a proposal in mind, please get in touch with the respective GIZ Legal Advisor, as named in the guide to applicants.

We look forward to hearing from you!