Twenty-six (26) financial analysts and law enforcement officials from Albania, North Macedonia, and Montenegro attended a three-day course on Strategic Analysis in Podgorica, Montenegro.
The Strategic Analysis Course was based on training materials and exercises developed by the Egmont Group of Financial Intelligence Units, and was delivered by two Egmont-certified trainers. As the training focused on the processes of developing and understanding financial intelligence related to money laundering and terrorist financing, the participants had the opportunity to discuss different aspects of the intelligence cycle with Council of Europe/Egmont trainers. Key subjects included the collection and collation of intelligence data from various sources domestically and abroad, advanced critical thinking, and approaches to effective reporting on the findings. In addition, the participants worked on group exercises aimed at testing the acquired knowledge and thereby strengthening their analytical, reporting, cooperation and coordination skills.
training was provided under the auspices of the CoE/EU Horizontal Facility Action against Economic Crime Programme and is one of the activities aimed at supporting the countries in the Western Balkans to build strategic analysis capacities pursuant to the Financial Action Task Force Recommendation 29.