Action against economic crime

 

CARDS Regional Police Project :

a joint Council of Europe / European Commission regional project against serious crime in South-eastern Europe

Output 1.2 Strengthening of financial investigations capacities aimed at the confiscation of proceeds from crime and experience exchange among the financial intelligence units in the region

 

LIST OF ACTIVITIES

ACTIVITY 1.2.1: DEVELOP AND SUPPORT AN IMPLEMENTATION STRATEGY FOR FINANCIAL INVESTIGATIONS

Regional Workshop on the Exchange of Experience in Conducting Financial Investigations, Inter-Agency and Cross-Border Co-operation and Signature of a Regional Memorandum of Understanding on Co-operation and Exchange of Information in Financial Investigations, Belgrade, Serbia, 19-20 June 2007 (more…)

Regional Workshop on the civil law tools in seizure and confiscation of proceeds from crime

Przno, Montenegro, 15-16 May 2007 (more…)

Regional workshop on the creation of a specialised agency executing seizure and confiscation orders and good practices in the area of management of seized confiscated proceeds, Tirana, 14-15 March 2007 (more…)

Regional Workshop of Local Trainers to Review and Upgrade the Training Materials on Financial Investigations and Confiscation of Proceeds from Crime, Belgrade, 16-17 November 2006 (more...)

Completed Activities

Activity

Description

Status / Place

1.2.1.4 b

Regional workshop groups in view of developing implementation strategies for each project area (back to back to activity 1.1.2.1)

Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 6 – 7 April 2005

1.2.1.4

Regional workshops for members of the working groups in view of developing implementation strategies for each country

Stuttgart, Germany

14 October 2004

1.2.1.4

Study visits on financial investigations

Stuttgart, Germany

10-13 October 2004

1.2.1.2

Albania: decision maker seminar in view of the establishment of working groups "financial investigations"

Tirana, Albania

23-24 November 2004

1.2.1.2

Bosnia and Herzegovina: decision maker seminar in view of the establishment of working groups "financial investigations"

Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

28 - 29 October 2004

1.2.1.2

Croatia: decision maker seminar in view of the establishment of working groups "financial investigations"

Scheduled for, January 2004

1.2.1.2

“The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia”: decision maker seminar in view of the establishment of working groups "financial investigations"

Skopje, “The former Yugoslav Republic Of Macedonia”, 26 October 2004

1.2.1.2

Serbia and Montenegro: decision maker seminar in view of the establishment of working groups "financial investigations"

Belgrade, Serbia, 4 October 2004

1.2.1.2

Serbia and Montenegro: decision maker seminar in view of the establishment of working groups "financial investigations"

Podgorica, Serbia and Montenegro, 7 October 2004

1.2.1.3

Albania: technical level seminar to identify gaps and opportunities in legislation (back-to-back with decision-maker seminars)

23-24 November 2004

1.2.1.3

Bosnia and Herzegovina: technical level seminar to identify gaps and opportunities in legislation (back-to-back with decision-maker seminars)

Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

28 October 2004

1.2.1.3

Croatia: technical level seminar to identify gaps and opportunities in legislation (back-to-back with decision-maker seminars)

Scheduled for
January 2004

1.2.1.3

“The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia”: technical level seminar to identify gaps and opportunities in legislation (back-to-back with decision-maker seminars)

Skopje, “The former Yugoslav Republic Of Macedonia”

27 October 2004

1.2.1.3

Serbia and Montenegro: technical level seminar to identify gaps and opportunities in legislation (back-to-back with decision-maker seminars)

Belgrade, Serbia, 5 October 2004

1.2.1.3

Serbia and Montenegro: technical level seminar to identify gaps and opportunities in legislation (back-to-back with decision-maker seminars)

Podgorica, Serbia and Montenegro, 8 October 2004

1.2.1.4

Study visits on financial investigations

Stuttgart, Germany 10-13 October 2004

1.2.1.4

Regional workshops for members of the working groups in view of developing implementation strategies for each country

Stuttgart, Germany

14 October 2004

1.2.1.1

Regional thematic seminar to review relevant European and other international standards and reach agreement on the approach to financial investigations for confiscation

Strasbourg, France

9 June 2004

Other

Harmonised template for the national implementation strategy on financial investigation with guidelines for its drafting prepared by the short-term experts and advisors to the project, vetted by the countries and adopted

October 2004

Other Activities

Activity

Description

Place / Date

1.2.1.5

Assist working groups in development in amendments to legislation if necessary, as well as of guidelines for practitioners (per request)

April – December 2005

 

Albania

 
 

Bosnia and Herzegovina

 
 

Croatia

 
 

Kosovo (Serbia and Montenegro) back to back to activity1.2.1.5

5 – 7 May 2005

 

Montenegro (Serbia and Montenegro)

 
 

Serbia (Serbia and Montenegro)

 
 

“the Former Yougoslav Republic of Macedonia”

 

ACTIVITY 1.2.2: DEVELOP, TEST AND MAKE AVAILABLE MATERIALS ON FINANCIAL INVESTIGATIONS AND CONFISCATION FOR FUTHER TRAINING

Completed Activities

Activity

Description

Place / Date

1.2.2.4

In-country training events by local trainers with expert support to test and further improve training materials

November 2005 – 2006

1.2.2.3

Regional workshop to finalise and endorse training materials and concepts for all project areas

Tirana, 19-20 December 2005

1.2.2.2

Short-term experts to assist working groups in developing target-group specific training materials in each project area

June – October 2005

 

Albania

 
 

Bosnia and Herzegovina

 
 

Croatia

 
 

Kosovo (Serbia and Montenegro) back to back to activity1.2.1.5

 
 

Montenegro (Serbia and Montenegro)

 
 

Serbia (Serbia and Montenegro)

 
 

“the Former Yougoslav Republic of Macedonia”

 

1.2.2.1

Regional seminar to review training needs and discuss training concepts (back to back to activity 1.2.1.4b)

Sarajevo, 6-7 April 2005

1.2.2.4 a

Regional training for local trainers

Strasbourg, 20-23 February 2006

1.2.2.4 b

In-country training events by local trainers with expert support to test and futher improve training materials

March-September 2006

 

13-14 April 2006

 

    Bosnia and Herzegovina

29-31 May 2006

 

24-27 April 2006

 

    Kosovo (Serbia and Montenegro) back to back to activity1.2.1.5

20-24 February 2006

 

17-18 April 2006

 

    Serbia (Serbia and Montenegro)

10-12 May 2006

 

26-27 June 2006

1.2.2.5

Production of training materials in local languages

2006

ACTIVITY 1.2.3: FACILITATE INFORMATION AND EXPERIENCE EXCHANGE AMONG THE FINANCIAL INTELLIGENCE UNITS IN THE COUNTRIES OF THE REGION

Completed Activities

Activity

Description

Place / Date

1.2.3.4

Regional seminar to facilitate the drawing up of an agreement on further cooperation among the FIUs of the region

Ohrid, 24-25 March 2005

1.2.3.3

Training seminar for staff of FIUs on information exchange, in particular in view of Egmont Group and other relevant standards and practices, and preparation of the draft MOU on cooperation among FIUs of the region

Zagreb, 10-11 February 2005

1.2.3.1

Regional seminar for members of the FIUs of the region to review problems and opportunities, as well as training requirements, with regard to information exchange among them

Brdo, 18-19 October 2004

1.2.3.2

Training seminar for staff of FIUs on information exchange, in particular in view of Egmont Group and other relevant standards and practices