Investigating Corruption

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28 May 2010

CEPOL seminar “Economic and Financial Crime – Investigating Corruption” attracted 28 participants from 16 Member States to Šamorín in Slovakia.

The aim of the seminar was to allow participants to exchange and improve their professional skills in the fight against corruption. The event covered many topics ranging from best practices to legislation and from investigative techniques to case studies.

Particular attention was given to the following aspects:

  • Legal status of investigations against corruption;
  • Corruption of police officers;
  • The powers and methods of national law enforcement agencies;
  • The role of international organisations in the fight against corruption;
  • International cooperation.

The seminar was organised by the National Centre for Training and Psychology under the Human Resources Management Section of the Slovak Ministry of the Interior. Much of the seminar’s success derived from the valued support from Italy, the Czech Republic and EU Agencies OLAF and Eurojust.

At the end of the three day event, held 13 – 16 April 2010, a satisfied participant said: “I now have a greater understanding of corruption within the EU and also an understanding that many of the problems are common within Member States.”

Another participant added: ' The lecturers were very diverse, which presented the scope of corruption from both a theoretical and practical point of view, all illustrated by a number of practical examples.”

With the aid of the Learning Management System (LMS) within CEPOL’s e-Net, the online evaluation of the seminar completed by the participants highlighted the need of meetings at international level to discuss and tackle corruption. One participant wrote: 'I think this seminar was very successful because it gave me the chance to exchange a lot of information and experience with colleagues that come from other Member States.'

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