PACS-Serbia - Strengthening the capacities of law enforcement and judiciary in the fight against corruption in Serbia


In recent years, Serbian authorities undertook a number of important steps in the fight against corruption, including the ratification of key Council of Europe legal instruments in this field - Criminal and Civil Law Conventions against Corruption, as well as the Additional Protocol to the Criminal Law Convention. Despite the reforms undertaken, corruption remains a serious concern for the people of Serbia. The Serbian authorities have acknowledged that corruption is a priority issue that requires comprehensive and serious countermeasures. This includes adequate responses to various challenges in investigating, prosecuting and adjudicating corruption and white collar crime. With the above in mind, the Council of Europe and the European Union have launched, in December 2012, a joint project “Strengthening the Capacities of Law Enforcement and Judiciary in the Fight against Corruption in Serbia” (PACS). With duration of 28 months, the project will encompass specialised training designed for the judiciary, prosecution and law enforcement officers; introduce new IT tools to investigate corruption and white collar crime; and will conduct risk analyses and provide recommendations aimed at improving the efficiency of criminal investigations and proceedings.


Coming up soon:

Activities in the past:

Presentation of CEPOL Curriculum on Police Ethics and Integrity (Belgrade, 17 December 2014)  

Further to recent signing of the MoU between the Council of Europe and the European Police College (CEPOL) the presentation of the Common Curriculum on Police Ethics and Integrity (CC05D) was held. This curriculum, presented to all Serbian police departments (including those in charge for education and training) will serve as a basis for follow up trainings that project will carry out in 2015.

Agenda English
Photo Gallery

Training Seminar for Disciplinary Prosecutors
(Belgrade, Serbia, 4-5 December 2014)  

In cooperation with the OSCE Mission to Serbia, the project held a training seminar for disciplinary prosecutors and members of the disciplinary commissions of the High Judicial Council and the State Prosecutorial Council. The seminar focused, inter alia, on the ECtHR case law and on good practice of the countries in the region.

Agenda English / Serbian

Training of Trainers for Judges and Prosecutors on Integrity, Ethics and Prevention of Corruption
(Belgrade, Serbia, November-December 2014)  

Based on curriculum released in October 2014, the training of trainers programmes for judges and prosecutors have been agreed with the Judicial Academy, High Judicial and State Prosecutorial Councils. Once the programme is completed, the new trainers will conduct the follow up trainings of their peers in the regions.

Agenda of Training of Trainers for Judges  English / Serbian
Agenda of Training of Trainers for Prosecutors English / Serbian

Activities in the past:

January - October 2014
January - December 2013


Project Summary
  Serbian / English
Description of Action (DoA)
Workplan of Activities
  English / Serbian
Inception Report
  Serbian / English
Progress Report
Calendar of Activities
Steering Committee
Technical Papers/Deliverables


GRECO (Main Page)
MONEYVAL Reports on Serbia
Ministry of Justice of Serbia
EU Delegation to Serbia
CoE Office, Belgrade, Serbia


January - October 2014