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EaP: Main activities 2014


Country Specialised Training (activity 2.4):
“Liability of legal persons for corruption offences”
(Minsk, Republic of Belarus, 21-22 October 2014)

The training “Liability of legal persons for corruption offences” took place in Minsk, on 21-22 October 2014. The training was organised in cooperation with the Prosecutor General’s Office of the Republic of Belarus. The participants appreciated the interactive approach with exercises based on real life cases, which allowed them to better understand certain aspect of liability of legal persons and particularly, criminal liability. The international and European experience and practice were of a particular interest for them. Participants expressed interest in learning on how to apply European and other international Conventions in practice, especially when dealing with cases related to criminal liability of legal persons.

Agenda English / Russian
List of participants
Presentation of Ms Natalia Iuras and Dr. Thomas Melzer


Training (2.2 and 2.3):“Implementing standards on criminal, administrative and civil liability of legal persons for corruption offences”
(Baku, Azerbaijan, 15-16 September and Tbilisi, Georgia, 17-18 September 2014)

The training entitled “Implementing standards on criminal, administrative and civil liability of legal persons for corruption offences” took place in Baku, on 15-16 September 2014, and in Tbilisi, on 17-18 September 2014. The participants appreciated the interactive approach with exercises based on real life cases, which allowed them to better understand certain aspect of liability of legal persons and deepen their knowledge in the field in question. The feedback received from participants revealed that the topic of the training was very relevant because of the newly introduced concept of liability in both countries. Participants expressed the wish for further trainings on the same topic with even more exercises to come. The international and European experience, expertise and practice were of a particular interest for them. Training materials and training method used by the trainers was rated as modern, user-friendly, and easy to understand. In addition to the training materials being available in English and Russian, participants suggested translation into their mother languages.

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Baku training:
Agenda  English / Russian
List of Participants 
Presentation of Dr Tilman Hoppe and Dr Thomas Melzer

Tbilisi training:
Agenda English / Georgian
List of Participants English / Georgian


Country specialised training (2.1) “detecting patterns of irregular political party and electoral campaign financing”
(Chisinau, Republic of Moldova, 12-13 June 2014)

On 12-13 June 2014, the Project organised a two-day interactive Training on “Political party and electoral campaign financing” in Chisinau, Republic of Moldova. It focused on strengthening capacities of oversight and auditing of political party and electoral campaign financing. Participants came from relevant state bodies and from civil society organisations. The training  looked at red flags, patterns of illegal cash-flow to and from political parties and campaigns, and at possible leads to uncover the illicit financing from the perspective of a financial analyst or investigator. It was a combination of classroom discussions and group work on practical exercises (including a simulated investigation). The Project uses a comprehensive training manual in English and Russian which was piloted during a regional training in 2013.

Agenda English / Russian
List of participants


Regional workshop (1): Reviewing and sharing of good practices on processing and verifying assets declarations
(Istanbul, Turkey, 28-29 May 2014)

The regional workshop entitled “Reviewing and sharing of good practices on processing and verifying assets declarations” brought together 25 professionals and civil society representatives from 6 partner countries of the EaP region to introduce different methods on how to analyse declarations financially and on how to detect hidden income and expenditures. The workshop was a combination of theory and practice which allowed participants to engage in a complex interactive investigative exercise and different tests on their knowledge in verification of asset declarations. The feedback received from participants was positive. They underlined the usefulness of such interactive, hands-on trainings and stressed the need for the organisation of similar activities not only at regional but also at country level.

Agenda English / Russian
List of participants


Pilot Activities in Georgia (3.1): Roundtable and assessment of the Draft AC Action Plan
(Tbilisi, Georgia on 2 May 2014)

Georgia is in the process of drafting a new Anti-Corruption Strategy/Action Plan for the years 2014 onwards. In order to support this process, the Project organised a public roundtable in cooperation with the Ministry of Justice of Georgia on 2 May 2014 in Tbilisi. Its aim was to discuss the self-Assessment Report on the implementation of the current Anti-Corruption Action Plan as well as to review the Draft Strategy and Action Plan for 2014 -2016.
The roundtable also focused on the development of the indicators of the Anti-Corruption Action Plan to insure its effective implementation. To this end, the Project provided recommendations on how indicators could measure success of actions quantitatively and qualitatively; the Project also pointed to the limits of indicators and to the need of avoiding indicators becoming a non-pragmatic and bureaucratic overhead. About 40 representatives of relevant governmental agencies, members of the Anti-Corruption Working group responsible for the preparation of the draft document, and representatives from civil sector and international organisations discussed the draft Strategy/Action Plan and contributed to the event.

Agenda
AC Action Plan - Strategic Priorities 2014-2016


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