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Western Balkans Pulse for Police Integrity and Trust (POINTPULSE)

Duration: March 2016 – February 2017

The projects overall objective is to contribute to increasing trust and confidence in the law enforcement agencies in the Western Balkans by promoting police integrity and helping fight against corruption in the police.

In March 2016, IDM joined   into POINTPULSE (Western Balkans Pulse for Police Integrity and Trust) project network of six regional civil society organizations (Belgrade Centre for Security Policy (BCSP) and Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN), Centre for Security Studies from Sarajevo, Institute Alternative (IA) from Montenegro and Kosovo Centre for Security Studies (KCSS) from Prishtina, Analytica Macedonia,)  The main main aim of POINTPULSE network is to enhance the oversight of police integrity in the Western Balkans.

Overall objective(s): Contribute to increased trust and confidence in the law enforcement agencies in the Western Balkans by fighting police corruption and promoting police integrity.

Specific objective(s): Established regional civilian oversight network in the Western Balkans fully competent to understand and monitor the state of police integrity and advocate for policy changes in the region.

Activities

The project partners will implement the following activities:

1. Establishing the fully functional oversight network of civil society organizations: Western Balkans Pulse for Police Integrity and Trust (POINTPULSE).

2. Developing POINTPULSE methodological framework for analysing police corruption and providing a coherent, comprehensive framework for assessing the state of play regarding police integrity.

3. Monitoring and benchmarking police integrity in the Western Balkans (including public opinion survey, production of analysis, country reports and annual report).

4. Influencing policy makers and raising awareness on police integrity (including workshops with representatives of the regional initiatives, panel discussions, online POINTPULSE platform, media feature stories and annual conference).

The project is supported by the European Union through Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance (IPA) programme Civil Society Facility (CSF) EuropeAid/136-034/C/ACT/Multi.

The online platform could be checked at the following link: http://pointpulse.net/