Strengthening the Capacities and Efficiency of the Security Academy – Albania


Twinning Albania
Uudistuva oppiminen
13.1.2020 - 31.5.2022
Ammatillinen opettajakorkeakoulu
Projektin kuvaus
Twinning is a European Union instrument for institutional cooperation between Public Administrations of EU Member States and of beneficiary or partner countries.

Accordingly, the project Consortium consists of five members as follows:
  • Police University College (POLAMK); Finland as the Lead member state organization  
  • Estonian Academy of Security Sciences (EASS), Estonia as the Junior Member state organization.
  • JAMK University of Applied Sciences, Finland
  • HAUS Finnish Institute of Public Management, Finland and,
  • Security Academy, Albanian State Police/Ministry of Interior, Albania as the Beneficiary administration.


The idea of Twinning projects is to bring together public sector expertise from EU Member States and beneficiary countries with the aim of achieving concrete operational results through peer to peer activities. In this case, this means strengthening the rule of law in Albania by improving the educational system for the law enforcement agencies, in line with the EU acquis, international standards and best practices. This overall objective is promoted with the Specific objective i.e. improving the education and training capacities, scientific research capabilities and the over-all management of the Security Academy in delivering professional educational programmes for Albanian State Police and other Law Enforcement Agencies.


The project is structured into two main components and four mandatory results: 

Component 1: Security Academy's governance and management improved and aligned with EU standards. 
Sub-result 1.1: The mandate and functions of the Security Academy (SA) is harmonised with the legal and organizational framework, in line with EU standards. 
Sub-result 1.2: Security Academy's administrative procedures, governance and management are enhanced. 

Component 2: Capacity Development inter-institutional cooperation strengthened. 
Sub-result 2.1: Security Academy's training and research capacities are enhanced. 
Sub-result 2.2: Inter-Institutional Cooperation with other Law Enforcement Agencies is fully functional.
JAMK is responsible of leading the component 2 and provides Short Term Expert inputs to both components 1 and 2.

The project 'Strengthening the Capacities and Efficiency of the Security Academy – Albania' is an EU funded project implemented under Twinning tool (Publication notice reference:  EuropeAid/165801; Twinning Reference Number: AL 18 IPA JH 01 19).