The Investigation Unit promotes the prevention of fraud and corruption through a variety of awareness-raising and risk-mitigation activities.
Fraud risk assessments
- Organisation-wide exercises to identify and address the main risks of fraud.
- Fraud-risk assessment exercises started at the end of 2017 and are gradually being introduced in the different entities.
- The aim is to raise awareness on the risks of fraud in the different entities, identify measures to address these risks and share good practices across the Organisation.
Monitoring of declarations of interests
- The DIO collects and monitors declarations of interest submitted by staff members, in compliance with the applicable legal framework.
- Senior managers and all staff involved in procurements shall submit a declaration of interests at the beginning of each year and declare any changes that occur concerning their situation or interests in the course of a calendar year.
- The DIO then analyses the declarations submitted, issues recommendations to mitigate risks, and follows up on the implementation of the recommendations.
Declaration of interests in the context of procurement and grant award (for staff only).
Advising on policies and procedures
- Ad hoc recommendations and advice to strengthen measures to prevent and detect possible fraud or corruption or address fraud risks.
- Recommendations are usually (but not exclusively) made following a preliminary assessment or an investigation.
- Recommendations may also result from fraud risk assessments or direct request for advice to DIO.
- Class-room trainings: in-house training courses for staff members to raise awareness on fraud awareness and ethics.
- E-learnings: online training courses for staff members.
- Trainings on request: training provided on request to address specific needs of different entities.