The new Programme "Home Affairs" was officially launched at the conference in the building of the Ministry of Interior in Prague on 27 March 2019. The conference was attended by high level representatives of the donor, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Norway to the Czech Republic, J.E. Robert Kvile, the Ministry of the Interior, the Deputy Minister Mr. Vilibald Knob, and the Police Presidium Director Mr. Pavel Osvald.
The Ministry of the Interior as the Program Operator will receive the grant of € 5 million from the Norway Grants 2014-2021 to enhance police competence in preventing and combating crime. The programme will be implemented by 4 pre-defined projects of the Police Presidium and a small grant scheme aimed at strengthening national and bilateral cooperation in the fight against hate crime, disinformation and hybrid threats, and by other bilateral activities of the Czech police with Norwegian partners. The main outputs of the programme include the construction of a training center in Kutná Hora, development of new training programs which will be included into education system of the Czech Police and delivery of new training modules to more than 2,000 participants. Attention will also be given to an effective use of the Schengen Information System SIS II, the establishment of Electronic registration system of psychological records of police officers including development of peer support, to the joint international exercises of Police Units, to reinforcement of information exchange in current trends and threats, as well as to communication between the state Police and local government.
The start of implementation of some of pre-defined projects is expected by the end of 2019, announcement of the 1st Small Grant Scheme Call in the 3rd quarter of 2019. Further information at www.mvcr.cz/norwaygrants/
Facebook link of the Programme "Home Affairs" https://www.facebook.com/mvcr.program.vnitrni.veci/
Youtube link of the Programme "Home Affairs https://youtu.be/L7Yf1ZEVrgI