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Study on the implementation of the European Information Exchange Model (EIXM) for strengthening law enforcement cooperation

A study prepared for the European Commission DG Migration and Home Affairs

Deloitte conducted a study for the European Commission looking at implementation of the relevant main legal instruments, the processes and practical aspects of information exchange among law enforcement authorities, as well as horizontal challenges of the EIXM.

Assessing the state of play on law enforcement information exchange

Smooth and secure cross-border information exchanges between law enforcement authorities are essential in order to ensure a high level of security in the EU and tackle serious and organised crime, as well as other offences that require cross-border collaboration.

In order to ensure timely access to accurate and up-to-date data for law enforcement authorities, a considerable number of EU instruments and systems have been put in place in recent years, which are also supplemented by international and bilateral arrangements.

The following elements of the EIXM were looked into in detail:

  • The Swedish Framework Decision;
  • The Prüm Decisions;
  • The Single Points of Contact (SPOCs);
  • The channels used for information exchange;
  • The use of instruments to exchange data from national police records;
  • Technical developments beyond UMF II;
  • Training measures;
  • Further general considerations.

The study enables the Commission to follow up on its EIXM Communication. Through an assessment of activities carried out in Member States in this context, the study points to possible ways of future improvement, in particular in view of the increased competences of the Commission stemming from the Lisbon Treaty.

Final report of the Study on the implementation of the European Information Exchange Model (EIXM) for strengthening law enforcement cooperation
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