Conference New Investigation Strategies to uncover Corruption in the E.U. financed projects

Conference New Investigation Strategies to uncover Corruption in the E.U. financed projects

Centre for Legal Resources announces the conference “New Investigation Strategies to uncover Corruption in the E.U. financed projects” on 8th of November 2018, Minerva Hotel. The conference has over 15 speakers from 6 E.U. Member States (Romania, Bulgaria, Greece, United Kingdom, Hungary and Netherlands) and 1 E.U. Candidate Country (Serbia). The conference is organised in partnership with the Romanian Ministry of Regional Development and Public Administration.

Among speakers:

Philip GOUNEV –  Former Deputy Minister, Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Bulgaria. He was Director of Security Program of the Center for the Study of Democracy and member in the European Commission’s Group of Experts on Corruption. He published numerous academic articles on organised crime and corruption. In 2012 published the book: Corruption and Organized Crime in Europe: Illegal partnerships, Routledge, 2012 (with  Vincenzo Ruggiero).

Brigitte SLOT is partner of Ecorys. She is leader of the Security and Justice team, specialised in research and policy advice on Justice and Home Affairs thematic fields (policies related to organised crime, corruption, fraud, security, justice institutions, migration and border management). She has been project director of various justice related studies on behalf of the European Commission (for example a corruption in the European healthcare system on behalf of DG HOME) and conducts, among others, research on behalf of the Dutch Ministry of Justice (such as studies on police financial investigation in the European Union, anti-money laundering, and prevention of jihadist terrorism).

Stevan DOJČINOVIĆ is an investigative reporter based in Belgrade. He works for the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP). From 2012 to 2015, Stevan was the editor-in-chief of the Center for Investigative Reporting in Serbia (CINS). He has specialized in investigating organized crime, corruption, privatization deals, money laundering, private security agencies and the gambling industry.

The conference aims to create networks and structural platforms between Member States and candidate countries in order to facilitate the exchange of information, experience and best practices among professionals involved in protecting EU’s financial interests. Corruption is a salient issue undermining EU’s financial interests. OLAF 2016 report highlight that “there is one other common thread running through OLAF’s investigations in general, and the public procurement ones in particular, that would be the existence and use of corruption”. Mr. Giovanni Kessler, Director-General of OLAF pointed out that “corruption is still an almost universal aspect found in our cases”.

The conference is supported by the European Union Programme Hercule III (2014-2020).

Download the conference Agenda.

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