A Sea Gate Operational Meeting was held at Europol Headquarters in The Hague on 17 December 2019. The Head of Strategic Analysis at Europol and representatives from Albania, Croatia and Greece attended. Experts from the IPA/2017 Countering Serious Crime in the Western Balkans Team presented the Sea Gate Project, highlighting its main activities and outcomes achieved.

The aim of the Sea Gate Project is to enhance the international cooperation of competent law enforcement agencies involved in the fight against illicit trafficking taking place in the Adriatic Sea. During the meeting, representatives discussed possible Europol involvement and contributions to the Sea Gate Project to further its impact in the area.