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Increase the integrity of prosecutors and prosecuting the new challenges in organized crime

July 10, 2014

Date of grant approval:27.03.2014 Status:ongoing Project Location : Bulgaria Country:Bulgaria Amount of the Swiss grant:CHF 878%437 (986149.14 US Dollar) Total budget of the project:CHF 974%632 (1094293.02 US Dollar) Responsibility for project implementation: Intermediary body: Consortium constituted by TC, Team Consult SA (Leader), Coginta and DCAF; Executing agency: Prosecution Office of the Republic of Bulgaria Objective :The project aims to strengthen the legal and institutional capacity of Bulgarian Prosecutors in investigating and prosecuting organised crime. The project is in line with the national priorities and stratÉgies in fighting organized crime and is directly targeting judiciary reforms and priorities entaiied from the European Commission Reports on the Progress under the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism (CVM). Theme/Focus Area : Security/ Stability/ Reforms Combating Corruption and Crime Target Group : Prosecutors, magistrates and law enforcement officials working in the field of organized crime. Context : In the five-year Cooperation and Verification reporting, the European Commission constantly calls on the Bulgarian authorities to enforce a strategy combating organized crime, a major challenge in Bulgaria. According to this report, the role and impact outside Bulgaria is comparable to that of other organised crime groups. As this phenomenon has a significant impact on the political, socio-economic situation and the development of the Bulgarian society, any measure towards increasing the capacity of the Prosecutors Office of the Republic of Bulgaria (PORB) to combat organised crimes shall contribute to the achievement of the objective of the Swiss-Bulgarian Cooperation Program. Goals : Increase of the capacity and efficiency of the Prosecutor%s Office of the Republic of Bulgaria in investigating and prosecuting organized crime trough: Increased general managerial and operational capacity of the PORB. Empowered PORB in independent collection of evidence for the needs ot investigation and prosecution due to upgraded technical equipment. Improved capacities of the PORB to investigate financial crime and recover assets. Increased capability of the PORB to prosecute organized crime and improved international collaboration of the PORB by setting up Joint Investigation Teams with Switzerland. Improved capacities of the PORB in investigating and prosecuting cases Activities : Performing research and analysis on the PORB operation with respect to tracing assets acquired through criminal activity Establishing guidelines on the Organization of the work in PORB on identification and seizure of illegally acquired assets Creation of a data base of the illegally acquired assets Specialized training on asset forfeiture Creation of a competence network in PORB on asset forfeiture Establishment of a spe

Project completion date : 2015-03-31 12:00:00


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