The programme bolsters the capacity of the Eastern Partner countries to trace and confiscate assets linked to organised criminal activity, and to channel the resulting funds to high-priority development needs, including needs within the health and education sectors. The project is implemented by the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI).
This project aims at depriving criminals of the proceeds of their crimes, as well as improving inter-institutional and cross-border coordination in the Eastern Partnership region, specifically in financial crime investigations.
Activities include strengthening the capacity of financial investigators to trace, freeze, seize, confiscate and recover assets in the hands of organised crime rings. Key officials within the Eastern Partner countries will benefit from UNICRI expertise through meticulous needs assessments and highly-specialised training. Peer-to-peer mentoring and regular legal advice to overcome key issues, such as cross-border cooperation to seize and confiscate assets will be part of the capacity building package.