Implementation of anti-corruption plans in South-eastern Europe
The PACO-Impact regional project is implemented by the Council of Europe, Directorate General of Legal Affairs, Crime Problems Department.
The project supported countries of South-eastern Europe in their efforts and more specifically in the implementation of their anti-corruption plans and strategies. The project was launched on 1st of March 2004 and continued until July 2006. The PACO-Impact project followed up on the assessments carried out under the Stability Pact Anti-corruption Initiative (SPAI) and GRECO evaluations/recommendations.
project furthermore builded on the
commitments made by countries of
South-eastern Europe and took into
account the anti-corruption measures
identified within the Stabilisation
and Association process. The project
implementation area covered Albania,
Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia,
“the former Yugoslav Republic of
Macedonia”, Serbia and Montenegro
Council of Europe holds Final Conference on PACO Impact project
Strasbourg, 13 July 2006 - The PACO
Impact project - aimed at supporting
the implementation of
anti-corruption plans in
south-eastern Europe - ended with
the closing conference in the
Council of Europe, Strasbourg on
10-11 July 2006.
Final Conference of PACO Impact – Closure and Evaluation of the project10-11 July 2006, Strasbourg (France) Representatives from South-eastern Europe (SEE) in charge of fighting corruption and leading anti-corruption reforms from seven project areas in SEE met in Strasbourg at the Council of Europe from 10 – 11 July 2006 for the Final Conference of the regional PACO Impact project. In addition, representatives from various international organisations, the Swedish Development International and Cooperation Agency (Sida) - donor of the project, independent evaluators and Council of Europe experts participated.
Final Narrative Report( September 2006)
Activity Report (July 2006)
CoE Assessment Report (July 2006)
Conference file (press release, agenda, participants, project activity report)
Regional Thematic Seminar: Strengthening Anti-corruption Prosecutorial Services in SEE (in co-operation with the Internal Investigation Department of Hamburg)20-21 April 2006, Hamburg (Germany) The event co-organised with the Department of Internal Investigations at the Ministry of Interior of Hamburg, Germany brings together the main actors involved in investigation and prosecution of economic crime and corruption in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Serbia and Montenegro (including Kosovo) and "the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia". Its purpose is to provide anti-corruption services within the Prosecutors Offices and Specialised Units within the Ministry of Interiors with guidelines and recommendations on modalities/regulations of interaction, strengthening capacities and networking among those law enforcement agencies (nationally and regionally).
Press release : Invitation of the MoI (German),"Die Welt" article (German)
List of participants
Regional Thematic Seminar: Anti-corruption services and conflict of interest laws (in co-operation with OECD)18-19 November 2005, Belgrade (Serbia and Montenegro) The event brings together the main actors involved in anti-corruption and prevention of conflict-of-interest measures in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Serbia and Montenegro (including Kosovo), Moldova, "the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia", and Romania. Its purpose is to provide guidelines and tools for further strengthening of the role of anti-corruption services and of conflict-of-interest laws in preventing corruption domestically and regionally.
Regional Thematic Seminar: Application of Treaty Law - CoE and UN Conventions against Corruption10-11 June 2005, Durrës (Albania) The event brings together the main actors involved in anti-corruption measures in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Serbia and Montenegro (including Kosovo), Moldova, "the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia", and Romania. Its purpose is to provide guidelines and tools for applying treaty law into domestic legislation when aimed at preventing and combating corruption into domestic legislation.
Summary of the discussions
Matrix of Treaties/Countries
Treaty Compliance Matrix
Albania ,Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, "the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia"
Regional Thematic Seminar and High Level meeting: Strengthening Anti-corruption Services in South Eastern Europe31 March-1 April 2005, Skopje (the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia) Ministers and other high-level representatives of countries of south-eastern Europe, on 1 April in Skopje, adopted a declaration expressing their support to the implementation of anti-corruption strategies and the strengthening of anti-corruption services. The declaration as well as detailed recommendations are the results of the regional event organised by the Council of Europe in cooperation with the authorities of “the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia” within the framework of the PACO Impact project.
Agenda: Albanian, Bosnian, Croatian, English, Serbian .
Start-up Conference - Implementation of Anti-corruption Plans in South-eastern Europe (Impact)8-10 July 2004, Budva, Montenegro (Serbia and Montenegro)