Procura Della Repubblica presso il Tribunale Ordinario di Padova – ProsPD – JudPol (Italia)

The Public Prosecutor’s Office carries out a series of important heterogeneous activities, briefly listed in the art. 73 of the Royal Decree of 30 January 1941, n. 12 (Judicial system), a text of law which generally governs the organization of the judiciary and describes its different functions. In particular, the general attributions of the Public Prosecutor, i.e. of the Magistrates who, as a whole, make up the Public Prosecutor’s Office, are the following:

· Repression of crimes;

· Supervision of the observance of the laws and the prompt and regular administration of justice;
· Protection of the rights of the state, legal persons and incapable persons;
· Execution of the judged in criminal matters.

The Judicial Police section assists the Prosecutor in carrying out the investigative activity, then carries out inspections, interrogations and whatever is necessary to collect useful evidence to identify the perpetrator of a crime. The tasks of the Judicial Police are listed in articles 55-59 of the Code of Criminal Procedure:

· Investigations, following reports or on their own initiative;
· Repression of illegal activities, such as arrest in the act of crime;
· Execution of the acts and commands of the prosecutor or the judge.

The Judicial Police is set up at every Public Prosecutor’s Office on the Italian territory. It is not a separate body, but rather it is made up of officers and agents from the State Police and the Carabinieri and other bodies that are available to the judicial authority for the execution of investigations.

Agenfor International Foundation (Italy)

AGENFOR is a non-profit Research Centre registered by the Italian Ministry of University, Scientific Research and Technology since 2000, and specializes in working on humanities and social sciences. The focal point for AGENFOR activities is the field of security and counterterrorism where it
conducts specialised researches, manages a number of EU and National Projects and produces news and documentaries for national and international television audiences.

AGENFOR has conducted research into policy issues since 1997, with a focus on Muslim minorities in Europe and in the Western Balkans, and non-Muslim minorities in countries with Muslim majorities. AGENFOR concentrates its activities on the examination of relation between ethnicity and national identities, religious and secular governance within State building, National and Federal identities and interrelation between agents and structures in social changes. Moreover, AGENFOR produces news and documentaries for the Italian public television (RAI), Mediaset, BBC, al-Jazeera, RSI, and many other networks.

Euro-Arab Foundation for Higher Studies (Spain)

The Euro-Arab Foundation for Higher Studies is a public institution with a unique composition and mission. Located in Granada (Spain) and ruled by a joint Board of Trustees chaired by the Secretary General for Universities. The Board of Trustees is further composed by two representatives from the University of Granada, two from the Ministry of Education and from the Government of Andalusia. The Euro-Arab Foundation works within the fields of cooperation, training and research.

FUNDEA aims to create a space for dialogue and cooperation between the countries of the European Union and Arab countries. The Foundation was entrusted with promoting cultural, scientific and economic relations between Europe and the Arab World, throughout the spread of scientific and humanistic knowledge produced in universities and other centres for scientific research or artistic creation, either national or international, in order to contribute to the reinforcement of the dialogue between Arab States and European States.

For that purpose, the Foundation’s work is focused on the promotion of studies and research as well as platforms and forums of discussion and debate. By means of collaboration agreements, the Foundation maintains relations with educational, cultural, research and economic institutions in order to strengthen ties among countries in Europe and in the Arab World.

Institute of Police and Security Research at Hochschule für

The ‘HfÖV (University for Public Administration)’ is a university of applied sciences located in the city state Bremen, established in 1979 by law (Bremisches Gesetz über die Hochschule für Öffentliche Verwaltung vom 18. Juni 1979 Brem.GBl. S. 233, amended 01.10.2006).

The HfÖV operates two major study programmes: Law and Taxation / Risk and Security Management; additionally, HfÖV serves as public Police Academy.

Since 2006, HfÖV is operating the Institut für Polizei- und Sicherheitsforschung (Institute for Police and Security Research) IPoS (Satzung des Instituts für Polizei- und Sicherheits-forschung IPoS in der Hochschule für Öffentliche Verwaltung Bremen, amended 16 May 2013). IPoS is headed by Prof. Dr. Arthur Hartmann, specialised in Criminal Law and Criminal Proceedings Law.

IPoS is active in externally funded research at domestic and EU level. A permanently ongoing annual project would be the federal statistics on victim-offender mediation (on behalf of BMJV). During the past years, IPoS has conducted EU projects as Co-Applicant (until 2014) and Lead Applicant (since 2015) in consortia with partners from EU and non-EU countries. Focus of projects ranges from statistical evaluation to counter-terrorism field projects. Currently, IPoS is implementing a) one EU Horizon 2020 project, b) one project with the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Woman and Youth, and c) two BKA-ISF-projects.

Spanish National Police Force – PN (Spain)

The Spanish National Police Force (Policía Nacional-PN) is a police force (LEA) born in 1824, since their origin have been growing as police force up to the present day. Currently is a more than 70.000 police officers Law Enforcement Agency with competences in all Spanish territory. One of the PN strategic lines in home security is to achieve a police force more dynamic, more efficient and more intelligent using new technologies and new working methods to be more effective.

According to the Organic Law 2/86, depending on the Spanish Minister of Interior, the PN statutory tasks, among others, are: “Capture, receive and analyse the data of interest in order to ensure the public security, and study, plan and execute all the techniques and methods to prevent the crime”. In order to carry out this mandate, the Spanish National Police has competences in border control investigation of crimes, arresting the culprits and bringing perpetrators to justice, collect and analyse interest data in order to maintain the public security, issue and control the national identity cards and passports and enforce the legislation on foreigners.

In this framework the General Department on Alien Affairs and Borders has specific competences in border enter/exit control of Spaniards and foreigners and the prevention and investigation of illegal immigration and human trafficking organize crime. Within the General Department the Traffic in Human Beings Central Unit is in charge of investigation of THB organize crime, illegal immigration and THB with purpose of child sexual, labour and prostitution exploitation. To carry out this mandate the collaboration with judicial and prosecuting authorities and other national and member state police forces became key.


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