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2nd Meeting of the National Project Focal Points on the Implementation of the Joint UNODC/CEPOL Project

On 17 July, the European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Training (CEPOL) in close collaboration with the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC) organized the “Second Technical Meeting of the National Project Focal Points on the Implementation of the Joint UNODC/CEPOL Project on Capacity Building on Financial Investigations in South-Eastern Europe “. The latter was the second partnership meeting held in the framework of the recently launched joint CEPOL and UNODC two-year capacity building project on financial investigations in South Eastern Europe, funded by the European Commission under the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPAII). The project is an integral part of the second IISG Pillar (WBCSCi), and the UNODC Regional Programme for South Eastern Europe.

Whereas the purpose of the first meeting was to inform the regional participants of the project activities, raise awareness and to enhance the visibility of the project activities on the ground, the aim of this meeting was to present to the beneficiaries the results of the joint UNODC and CEPOL Training Needs Assessment Missions, the work plan scheduled for the fall 2018/winter 2019, consisting of national trainings, regional trainings and workshops, and the exchange program for the law enforcement and judiciary officers of the WB jurisdictions. By implementing this work plan, IISG Partners, CEPOL and UNODC will follow their common goal to develop capacities of law enforcement agencies in the Western Balkan jurisdictions for enhanced prevention, detection and investigation of transnational serious and organized crime proceeds, countering financing of terrorism, anti-money laundering and enhanced capacity for financial investigations. The project will also result in the development of national curricula for financial investigations in the Beneficiaries, which do not exist in the moment.