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European Network of Fugitive Active Search Teams.

The ENFAST project aims to increase security within the European Union by improving efficiency in tracing and arresting internationally wanted criminals, who committed serious crimes. ENFAST is a network of police officers available 24/7 who can immediately undertake action to locate and arrest fugitives.

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ENFAST activities and results with the support of ISEC funding

ENFAST established a Memorandum of Association which established the existence of a Core Group and a General Assembly. The Belgian and German Presidency were granted ISEC funding to organise Core Group meetings for members of the Core Group and General assemblies for representatives of the 28 EU Member States and Europol, Interpol, US Marshals, Switzerland and Norway as observers.

EUROPOL provides its Platform for Experts (EPE) to the national fugitive teams enabling the exchange of non-operational information. Furthermore EUROPOL provides support to have the Europe’s Most Wanted list published on its public website.

The Collège Européen de Police (CEPOL) is an EU agency dedicated to providing training and learning opportunities to senior police officers on issues vital to the security of the European Union and its citizens. CEPOL has included an ENFAST training course in its curriculum and trainee exchanges are being organised between national FAST units.

The ENFAST network has:

  • established a list of Single Points of Contacts,
  • compiled national FAST fact-sheets with information on national legislation and police methods,
  • created a leaflet promoting the existence of ENFAST,
  • offered mutual staff exchange opportunities
  • devised and built up an efficient and solid network.


In 2012(eg) at a fugitives conference attended by 24 national fugitive teams of the European Union, a motion was put forward to create a European network of national fugitive teams, named ENFAST. This motion was adopted by the European Council on 1st of January 2013. The Belgian FAST took on the first Presidency for a two-year period (2013-2014). The German FAST is currently continuing the project under its Presidency for another two years (2015-2016) after which the Dutch FAST will take over the Presidency (2017-2018), ensuring the continuity of the project.