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Following the introduction of the Council of Europe Neighbourhood policy to the Kyrgyz Republic, an intensive dialogue between the Council of Europe and Kyrgyz authorities resulted in identification of common priority areas for cooperation outlined in the “Neighbourhood Co-operation Priorities for the Kyrgyz Republic 2015-2017” (NCP). According to the NCP, preventing and combating corruption and economic crime is one of the areas in which the Council of Europe will assist the Kyrgyz Republic in the forthcoming period.

As recognized in independent country assessments (e.g. OECD, Transparency International, and the World Bank) corruption is a problem in the Kyrgyz Republic. The authorities have echoed the same concerns and have expressed readiness to take measures to address the issue by aligning their legislation and practices with those of Council of Europe member states.

As a result, the Project “Strengthen Prevention and Combating of Corruption in Kyrgyz Republic” (SPCC-KY) aims at supporting the Kyrgyz authorities in this effort by strengthen domestic capacities to prevent and fight corruption, thereby contributing to the development of democracy and the rule of law in the country. The SPCC-KY Project was launched on 29 July 2016 and will last 24 months. It is a joint initiative of the Council of Europe and the European Union, represented by the European Union Delegation to the Kyrgyz Republic. The total project budget is 555,556.00 Euros, with CoE 10% and EU 90% funding contribution. 

The SPCC-KY Project Expected Results:

  1. Enhanced adherence of the Kyrgyz Republic to the European and international anti-corruption standards; 
  2. Enhanced capacities to implement effective anti-corruption strategies and policies; 
  3. Strengthened capacities and skills of judiciary, prosecutorial and law enforcement agencies to efficiently address corruption; and
  4. Anti-corruption public awareness raising campaign
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The Joint Council of Europe and European Union Project to Strengthen Prevention and Combatting of Corruption in the Kyrgyz Republic (SPCC KY) was completed on 29 July 2018

The Joint Council of Europe and European Union Project to Strengthen Prevention and Combatting of Corruption in the Kyrgyz Republic (SPCC KY) was completed on 29 July 2018, after two years of implementation. The partnership developed by the Project with all SPCC KY beneficiaries led to the...

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Training provided to improve the coordination and oversight of anti-corruption investigations

20-21 July 2018 Issyk Kul, Kyrgyz Republic

The SPCC-KY Project organised two-day training on 20-21 July 2018 in Issyk Kul, Kyrgyzstan, for a group of prosecutors on the coordination and oversight of financial and anti-corruption investigations. The participants discussed the challenges they face in the process of oversight and...

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Assistance provided to Kyrgyz authorities in developing the anti-corruption communication strategy

18 July 2018 Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic

The SPCC-KY Project organised a Round table on 18 July 2018 in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, to present the findings and recommendations on the practices, challenges and way forward in the anti-corruption communication efforts of the country. The Round Table was attended by representatives of the Security...

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