The EUROsociAL programme, in collaboration with the ACTUE project, organized an event for training national prosecutors and investigators specialized in anti-corruption and money laundering in matters of transnational bribery.
On 4th and 5th December, in Bogota, Colombia, the Workshop for Training Prosecutors and Investigators on the OCDEConvention on Transnational Briberywas held. The activity was developed within the joint collaboration framework of the delegated cooperation project, Anti-corruption and Transparency of the European Union for Colombia (ACTUE Colombia) and EUROsociAL, the European Commission cooperation programme.
The purpose of this workshop, organized by the two FIIAPP-managed projects, is to train anti-corruption prosecutors in the areas of: better methods of investigation, evidence gathering and improving the capacity of the Prosecutor’s Office to investigate corruption cases, thereby better implementing the OECD Anti-bribery Convention.
The event was also attended by high-level officials of the Colombian government, such as the Secretary of Transparency, Camilo Enciso, and the Minister of Justice, Yesid Reyes Alvarado. Senior international prosecutors who have led investigations in transnational bribery cases were in charge of the training.
As a result of this event, a document analyzing the strengths, gaps and obstacles in the critical links in the “value chain” of detection and investigation of major corruption cases in Colombia was created.