From 22nd to 26th September 2014, there was an experience exchange visit by a delegation of the Colombian Attorney General's Office to Italy and France.
Delegación colombiana en la visita de intercambio a Italia y FranciaColombian delegation during the exchange visit to Italy and France.
The Colombian delegationwas headed by the Colombian Deputy Attorney General, Jorge Fernando Perdomo Torres, and included Ana Linda Solano, Director of the Economic-Financial Judicial Police, and Alexandra García, Head of the Modernization Group of the Colombian Attorney General’s Office.
This visit is part of the implementation process of the Economic-Financial Judicial Police of the Colombian Attorney General’s Office, which is being supported by EUROsociAL II. The contacts in Rome enabled the delegation to learn in greater detail about the model of the ItalianGuardia di Finanza,a special police force that handles judicial police and public security tasks in the economic-financial sphere.
In the second part of the visit, meetings were held with different French institutions, including the judiciary and other bodies specialized in the fight against corruption and financial and tax crime, as well as the in the management and recovery of assets. While in Paris, they also met with the Centre for Tax Policy and Administration of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).
The meetingsheld over the course of the week made it possible to identify good practices and exchange experiences with different stakeholders and agencies of interest, aspects that should contribute to consolidating the process of implementation of the Economic-Financial Judicial Police in the Colombian Attorney General’s Office.
This activity is within the framework of the Action to Combat Corruption of the EUROsociAL II Programme, being executed by the Conference of Ministries of Justice of the Ibero-American Countries (COMJIB) as part of the democratic institutions sector, which is being coordinated by the Ibero-American Foundation for Administration and Public Policies (FIIAPP).