This activity is deemed ODA-eligible. It directly aims at supporting the fight against serious and organised crime in the Western Balkans. It demonstrates the rules on activities involving partner country police, specifically with regard to financing for police functions pursuant to preventing and addressing criminal activities, and the provision of related non-lethal equipment and training in the context of countering transnational organised crime (paragraph 100). None of the expenditures focus on enhancing security in Western Europe.
Activities were delivered by international partners (OSCE Missions, IOM, and UNODC) and not the Swiss Police. Swiss stakeholders acted as advisors to the Steering Board, but were not remunerated for their efforts. If the police would deliver this activity, it would still be ODA-eligible, but only the additional costs are then reportable as ODA (paragraph 100).