Counteraction to Crimes Related to Motor Vehicle Trafficking

Project completed

The project aims at improving the fight against vehicle trafficking criminality in Bulgaria and at extending the international collaboration in cross-border criminality. The project is part of the thematic fund security in Bulgaria. Further information about this fund can be found among the additional information on the very bottom of this page.

Country/region Topic Period Budget
Enhanced security and safety
15.09.2012 - 31.12.2018
CHF  800’000

Note: the texts under all the headings, with the exception of 'Results achieved', describe the situation before the start of the project.

Target groups

Criminal Police Main Directorate, police and border officer


(i): Expert meetings; (ii): Partnership agreement with the Cantonal police of Neuchâtel; (iii): Elaboration of ToR for the purchase of a video system for Automated Number Plate Recognition (ANPR); (iv): Installation of the video system ANPR; (v): 5 days study visit in Switzerland (Neuchâtel); (vi): Elaborating operational instruction for police officers


Achieved results:  

  • The administrative capacity of police officers working in the area of prevention and fighting against crimes related to vehicle trafficking is enhanced.

Directorate/federal office responsible SDC
Credit area Swiss Contribution to the enlarged EU
Project partners Contract partner
Private sector

Budget Current phase Swiss budget CHF    800’000 Swiss disbursement to date CHF    0 Budget inclusive project partner CHF    941’176
Project phases Phase 10 01.07.2014 - 31.05.2019   (Completed) Phase 2 15.09.2012 - 30.09.2017   (Completed) Phase 1 01.09.2012 - 30.06.2016   (Completed)

Phase 1 15.09.2012 - 31.12.2017   (Completed)

Phase 1 15.09.2012 - 31.03.2018   (Completed) Phase 1 01.07.2013 - 30.06.2018   (Completed) Phase 1 01.07.2013 - 31.12.2017   (Completed) Phase 1 01.04.2014 - 30.09.2018   (Completed) Phase 1 01.05.2014 - 31.12.2017   (Completed)