The project aims to tackle with the need of capacity building for magistrates and operative officers in the public procurement field, one of the priorities mentioned in the National Anti-corruption Strategy, but also in the external evaluation documents, such as the CVM report. The project builds institutional capacity and collaboration instruments in this field for the Romanian partners, but also generates good practice for the neighboring countries. The transnational initiative is coordinated by Freedom House Romania and implemented in partnership with:
Public authorities and institutions: the Ministry of Justice, the National Anti-corruption Directorate, the Superior Council of Magistracy and the National Institute of Magistracy, the Fraud Investigation Directorate of the Romanian Police Inspectorate, the National Authority for Regulating and Monitoring Public Procurement, the National Integrity Agency, the National Council for solving Complaints and the Public Ministry.
Civil society representatives: National Association of Specialists in Procurement, Expert Forum Association.
Visibility partners: Euractiv RO and UK.
Several international partners: Magistrats européens pour la démocratie et les libertés (MEDEL), the Division of Criminal Affairs and Pardons of the French Ministry of Justice and Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, which will provide trainers and expertise.
The objectives of the project are:
1. Contribute to the alignment of operational and training activities to EU standards and promote experience exchange among Romanian experts and their EU counterparts
2. Contribute to developing the capacities of judges and prosecutors and law enforcement in view of fighting fraud in public procurement by promoting mutual understanding of roles, communication and an increase in technical and legislative knowledge
3. Promote experience exchange and increase inter-operability among the relevant institutions in the field
For more details, please consult the website of the project.
The project Fighting Public Procurement Criminality. An Operational Approach is financially supported by Prevention of and Fight against Crime (ISEC) – European Commission and co-financed by the British Embassy Bucharest, the Ministry of Justice, the Public Ministry and the Magistracy Superior Council.