In the framework of Slovenia’s Development Cooperation with the Republic of Serbia, a two-day training for lead representatives of the investigation authorities took place between 20 and 22 March 2018 in Serbia. The training aimed to strengthen analytical capabilities to direct effectively crime investigations, for which the answers can be found with the assistance of open and other data and applications such as Supervizor/Erar and Posmatrač, which connect data bases that can be useful for the investigators.

In Orašac, 20 management officers of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Agency for Fight Against Corruption of the Republic of Serbia exchanged their experiences with their Slovenian counterparts from the National Investigation Burea. Participants focused on the experiences in directing investigations. Participants rated highly the practical approach of the workshop and greeted the chance to learn about the good practices of Slovenia’s investigation authorities through Slovenia’s International Cooperation.

On the first day, participants were welcomed by Ms Andreja Dolničar Jeraj, Programme Director CEP, Mr Roman Weixler, Deputy Head of Mission of the Republic of Slovenia to Serbia and Mr Davor Pešić, Police Attache, who emphasized the importance of the rule of law, accession process of Serbia to the EU in Chapters 23 and 24, and cooperation between Serbia and Slovenia in this field.

The workshop rounds up a two-year project that contributed to the development of conditions for ensuring transparency and accountability in the public-sector institutions of the Republic of Serbia and strengthened capability for effective enforcement of competences in fight against corruption.

Development: Slovenia strengthens analytical capabilities of Serbia

Project is part of program activities, financed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia in the framework of Slovenia’s Development Cooperation.