• Executive summary
  • 1 Introduction
  • 2 Scope and methodology of the study
  • 2.1 Scope of the study
  • 2.2 Our methodology
  • 3 Context
  • 3.1 EIXM – the rationale
  • 3.2 EIXM – the legal and policy underpinning
  • 3.3 EIXM – the legal instruments
  • 3.4 EIXM – the processes and practical aspects of information exchange
  • 4 The implementation of the European Information Exchange Model (EIXM)
  • 4.1 Implementation of the legal instruments
  • 4.2 Processes and practical aspects of information exchange
  • 4.3 Horizontal challenges of EIXM
  • Annexes
  • Annex 1: Analytical Framework
  • Annex 2: Interview guides
  • Annex 3: Glossary of terms
  • 3List of figures<br<Figure 1: Work plan of the study
  • Figure 2: The different layers of a SPOC
  • List of tables
  • Table 1: Instruments of information management currently in place
  • Table 2: Main channels for the cross -border exchange of law enforcement information
  • Table 3: Evolution of Prüm implementation (2012- 2014)
  • Table 4: Application of the SPOC Guidelines’ criteria in the Member States