In accordance with the Action Plan for Chapter 23, the National Anti-Corruption Strategy for the period 2013-2018 and the Action Plan for the implementation of the Strategy, the Project aims at strengthening mechanisms, tools, methodologies and legislation to prevent corruption in the Republic of Serbia and promote an active role of the Anti-Corruption Agency, other competent public authorities, civil society organizations (CSO) and media. In the light of negotiations between the Republic of Serbia and the European Union, the project will contribute to the process of reforms and harmonization of EU objectives and values in regards to more efficient fight against corruption (Chapter 23).
In order to achieve the Project’s objectives a series of workshops, training sessions and conferences on issues related to corruption will be organized by experts from EU Member States together with the ACA. They will be addressed to ACA’s staff, Parliament, independent institutions, journalists, civil society organization representatives and other relevant stakeholders. An in-depth analysis of the Serbian anti-corruption legislative framework will also be conducted to draw up recommendations for further legislative reforms in the Republic of Serbia. The Project’s activities will enable the transfer of EU best practices, valuable experience and specialized know-how between Member States’ experts and ACA’s staff. The commitment to fighting corruption pursued by the Project will also contribute to both reinforcing Serbian citizens’ confidence in public institutions and consolidating the progress achieved so far in promoting integrity for a stronger and fairer growth of the country.
Two-year Twinning Project “Prevention and Fight against Corruption” started in July 2016. It is implemented by the National Anti-Corruption Authority, the Ministry of Justice, the Higher School of the Judiciary of the Republic of Italy and the General Prosecutor’s Office of the Kingdom of Spain in cooperation with the Anti-Corruption Agency of the Republic of Serbia, as a Beneficiary Institution. This Project is financed by the European Union in amount of € 2 million.