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Levels and Fields of Cooperation

Levels of Cooperation

While the original objective of the Salzburg Forum was to strengthen regional cooperation in the field of internal security and to support the Salzburg Forum partners in their preparations for the accession to the EU, the cooperation now focuses on the following three levels:

  1. Cooperation and Lobbying within the EU
    e.g. during EU presidencies of a SF member state, cooperation concerning the future development of the JHA area
  2. Regional Cooperation
    e.g. police cooperation centres, operational expert meetings and working groups (e.g. on witness protection, traffic safety)
  3. Cooperation with Third Countries
    e.g. cooperation with countries of origin in the fight against illegal migration

Fields of Cooperation

Among many other fields of action, the Salzburg Forum Member States have cooperated in the following areas of internal security:

  • EU policies in the area of the Home Affairs
  • illegal migration
  • asylum
  • police cooperation
  • exchange of information
  • major events
  • witness protection
  • traffic police
  • fight against drugs
  • police training
  • crisis management
  • etc.