The Conpes document, promoted by the Presidency of the Republic with the support of FIIAPP, includes different prevention, investigation and penalisation actions.
On 9 December, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos approved the Conpes (Spanish acronym for Economic and Social Policy Council)documentregarding Comprehensive Public Anticorruption Policy. This policy strengthens the institutional tools and mechanisms for the prevention, investigation and penalisation of corruption. Santos highlighted the fact that this involves:
· 115 actions
· 23 participating executive agencies
· 270,000 million pesos (approximately 100 million euros) over the next four years
The Secretariat of Transparency of the Presidency of the Republic promoted and coordinated this process, which, since October 2012, has received technical support from EUROsociAL in the form of international workshops, technical visits, exchange visits and analytical work.
The Secretary of Transparency, Rafael Merchán, emphasised the key role that FIIAPP will play in the policies that his government is designing. In addition, Merchán underlined the essential added value that EUROsociAL contributed to the Conpes document. Likewise, Merchán considered the continuity of support to be fundamental for implementing the Policy’s lines of action in coordination with the important cooperation project with Colombia delegated by the European Union that FIIAPP will manage.
EUROsociAL’s support to Colombia is within of the framework of the action entitled “Strengthening institutional and social coordination in the fight against corruption” being led by FIIAPP in partnership with the CEDDET Foundation.