EL PAcCTO is a pioneering programme because it acts on the three pillars that make up the criminal chain

Police cooperation
• Cooperation between Justice Systems
Prison systems

It works on five cross-cutting areas:

• Cybercrime
• Corruption
• Human rights
• Gender
• Money laundering

And it is intrinsically linked to two projects: EL PAcCTO: Support to ÁMERIPOL and INTERPOL: Support to EL PAcCTO

The project requires that recipient countries play an active role. These appoint several cross-cutting and pillar Focal Points to channel the actions of EL PAcCTO in their countries. They also seek confluence with other projects in the region.

Expected results
  • Increase the capacities of security forces for carrying out regional joint investigations and operations.

  • Increase the capacities of judicial and fiscal institutions in the regional and international fight against organised crime.

  • Improve criminal investigation and cooperation capabilities in the fight against organised crime in Central America.

  • Improve the participation of law enforcement officers in regional operations to fight against organised crime together.

  • Strengthen the capacities of security forces and bodies in the fight against cybercrime.

  • Improve regulatory frameworks and strengthen networks for more effective regional cooperation.

  • Modernise the legal, administrative and management frameworks of prison systems.