Following two years of implementing the Regional Project “Strengthening anti-corruption in Southeast Europe through improving asset seizure measures”, funded by the Government of the United Kingdom, and supported by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, the implementing partners AIRE Centre and the RAI Secretariat organized the Concluding Conference of the Project.
The conference took place on 9 March 2021, with more than 150 participants from the region joining this hybrid event. Participants have participated joined the event from six regional hubs in Belgrade, Podgorica, Pristina, Sarajevo, Skopje and Tirana, as well as from Bulgaria, Croatia, Moldova and Romania via the online conference platform.
The conference featured a presentation of an international perspective on asset recovery, with contributions by representatives of key European institutions and bodies, as well as a discussion on the future of asset recovery cooperation in Southeast Europe. The project’s final report was also presented on this occasion and guidelines for building the AIRE Centre and RAI’s work on asset recovery in the future. Speakers at the conference included Tim Eicke, the judge in respect of the UK on the European Court of Human Rights, Hanne Juncher, the Executive Secretary of the Group of States against Corruption, and Burkhard Muhl, Head of the European Financial and Economic Crime Centre at EUROPOL.