WB FI Project implements the second regional course on ‘Financial investigation into corruption around allocation of EU funding'

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WB FI Project implements the second regional course on ‘Financial investigation into corruption around allocation of EU funding
16 November 2018

The second regional course on ‘Financial investigation into corruption around allocation of EU funding’ of the WB FI Project took place in Ljubljana, Slovenia from 12 to16 November 2018.

The course brought together 42 law enforcement prosecutors, police officers and other law enforcement officials from 14 EU Member States and 6 Western Balkan countries. 10 experts, guest speakers and trainers from different EU member states and institutions presented chosen case studies from Croatia, Italy, Hungary, Spain and Romania. Furthermore, the training was strengthened by the presence of the representatives from the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) and EUROPOL, who provided valuable insight into their work and cases.

The training pursued the following objectives:

  • Explain the protection of the financial interests of the European Union against fraud;
  • understand what are the instruments and techniques used in the fight against misuse of EU funds;
  • raise awareness on the connection between EU funds and corruption;
  • illustrate the techniques and methods of detection and investigation of corruption;
  • identify practical and legal issues of the use of digital forensics in financial investigations;
  • raise awareness of cooperation possibilities, mechanisms and challenges.

The course was organised by the European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Training (CEPOL) within the framework of the capacity building project Western Balkans Financial Investigation In-Service Training 2017-2019 (FI Project)1.

The next training within the project on 'International Cooperation in relation to the Financial Investigations of Organized Crime and Tax Evasion' is going to take place in Skopje, FYROM from 3 to 7 December 2018. The course is open to national law enforcement officials.

WB FI, CEPOL, Slovenia

1The capacity-building project Western Balkans Financial Investigation In-Service Training 2017-2019 (FI Project) aims at developing and sustaining institutional capacity of the law enforcement agencies of the beneficiary countries (Albania, Montenegro, Serbia, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Bosnia & Herzegovina and Kosovo*) in order to prevent, investigate and prosecute transnational organised crime and financing terrorism. The FI project is funded by the European Commission under the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPAII) and it is an integral part of the second IISG Pillar (WBCSCi).

*This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244/1999 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo Declaration of Independence.

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