Technical Assistance Facility (TAF)

The Technical Assistance Facility (TAF) is an operational mechanism providing support to Western Balkan (WB) 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 WB 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 read the “Guide to applicants”).