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Small projects – quick impact: EUPOL COPPS new budget features Quick Impact Projects

26/07/2019 - 10:03
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The mandates of the two civilian CSDP Missions in the Palestinian Territories EUPOL COPPS and EUBAM Rafah were recently extended for another year. With the new mandate comes a fresh budget. 35 Quick Impact Projects were launched to support the Palestinian Authority in the field of security and justice.

Civilian CSDP Missions empower their local partners


With a cap of € 20,000, each project aims to address our counterparts’ short and medium term needs, and deliver fast and pragmatic solutions. They can cover activities such as training, work-shops and seminars, study visits, printing and purchase of equipment. However, they cannot cover works or maintenance, such as office or vehicle refurbishment.

Each QIP is planned and coordinated in close collaboration with our counterparts including the Palestinian Civil Police, Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Justice, High Judicial Council, Attorney General’s Office, Palestinian Judicial Institute and the Palestinian Bar Association.

The QIPs contribute to achieving the Mission’s strategic objectives and tasks, which again aim to support the national strategies of the Palestinian Authority in the field of security and justice.

"We have just launched 35 QIPs with a value of over half a million euros. We are confident that each of these QIPs will contribute to our counterparts’ efforts, assisting the Palestinian Authority in building and strengthening its institutions – in the interest of the Palestinian people" , says the Head of Mission, Kauko Aaltomaa.

Mandate extended – the support to Palestinian partners continues

Both Missions form part of the wider EU efforts in support of Palestinian state building in the context of working towards a comprehensive resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict based on a 2-state solution

EUPOL COPPS will continue to assist the Palestinian Authority in building the institutions of a future state of Palestine in the areas of policing and criminal justice based on its experience and cooperation with the Palestinian Authority since January 2006.


EUBAM Rafah maintains its readiness to redeploy to the Rafah Crossing Point once the political and security situation allows. In the meantime, the Mission will continue providing technical assistance to the Palestinian General Administration for Borders and Crossings.


Civilian CSDP Missions empower their local partners
Civilian CSDP Missions empower their local partners

EUPOL COPPS members issuing equipment to the Palestinian Civil Police as part of a Quick Impact Project. This equipment delivery included pike belt kits, handcuffs, duty belts and pouches for patrolling, flashing LED lights, stop and check-point signals, and training mattresses.