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05 April 2020

Activity Details (ID# 32331)  

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Title Project Management and General Activities of Support--2011 MOLI-Serbia Project (15 November 2010- 14 October 2013) 
Description - Workplan Design and Project Team Mission, March 2011
- Start-up workshop, 24 March 2011 (1st Steering Committee Meeting - ad hoc)
- Administrative arrangements for the office running costs
- Contract for Short-Term Expert
- Producing the project's visibility items (posters, folders, notebooks)
- Project Team Training mission
- 2nd Steering Committee Meeting, 15 September 2011
- Training on Money laundering, search, seizure and confiscation of proceeds of crime, 2-3 November 2011 
Status Completed 
Date 01/01/2011 - 31/12/2011 
Location Serbia
Countries CoE Members: Serbia
  Joint Programme Activity - Serbia-MOLI
Joint Programme EC/CoE
JP Serbia-MOLI - Project against Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing and Economic Crime in Serbia    (Logframe)  (Activities)
Project Purpose 1 - 2010/DGHL/JP/2274   Project against Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing and Economic Crime in Serbia
Expected Result 1.1 - Legislative proposal available to make Serbian legislation compliant with the applicable European and international standards
Council of Europe Programme of Activities
I – Rule of Law
Line of Action ⇒ II.3 – Countering Threats to the Rule of Law
Programme ☆ II.3.2  Organised crime and terrorism

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Directorate Human Rights and Legal Affairs 
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Activity Synopsis (ID# 32331) (Hide Synopsis)

Objective(s) The project team established and the project's workplan is adopted. 
Output/Results Activity 1-- Set-up the Project Team/Recruitment:

In December 2010 and January 2011, the Council of Europe organised two types of Secretariat Recruitment procedures. Those were the recruitments of the Project Assistant (PA) which is based in Strasbourg and of the Local Project Officer (LPO) and the Local Project Assistant (LPA) in Belgrade. Vacancy positions were announced in mid and late November 2010 respectively for the three positions. The entire recruitment process of the three positions took place in line and in accordance with the Council of Europe’s Rules and Procedures for these types of positions. In addition, since 15 November 2010, the Corruption and Money Laundering Unit has designated a Project Manager to MOLI-Serbia who will be following, managing and monitoring the project’s implementation on a day-to-day basis. Ms Ilknur Yuksek, Project Manager is situated in Council of Europe Office in Strasbourg and will carry out management monitoring missions to Serbia when required.

Concerning the Project Assistant, at the end of December 2010, the recruitment panel finalised the procedure and suggested Ms Tanja Naumovski-Egerton as the Project Assistant. Ms Egerton commenced her duties on 1 February 2011.

On 19 and 20 January 2011 a panel of three CoE officials conducted the interviews for the position of the Local Project Officer and the Local Project Assistant. Finally, Ms Teodora Lukovic was selected as the best candidate for the position of the LPO and Mr Dario Stukelja was offered the position of the LPA.

The recruitment of the Long Term Consultant (LTC) has been completed under the terms of the Council of Europe’s Tender Board and Procedures. Mr Simon Goddard has been selected based on his qualifications and experience in similar projects.

Activity 2-- Preparation and adoption of the Project's Workplan:

During 17-21 January 2011, a Council of Europe mission team – composed of Ms Ardita Abdiu, Head Economic Crime Unit, Mr Lado Lalicic, Project Manager at the Economic Crime Unit, Mr Aleksandar Stojanovic, Local Project Assistant, and Ms Tanja Naumovski-Egerton, Project Assistant accompanied by the CoE Expert on Anti-Money Laundering and Countering of Terrorism, Mr Mark Van Thiel --initiated the MOLI-Serbia start up activities during the week of 17-21 January 2011.

The team met the representatives of each national institution/beneficiary of the project, more specifically meetings and discussions on the current needs of the institutions and how to address them in line with the project logframe and workplan, took place with each group of institutions’ representatives.

On 24 March 2011, Start-up workshop and Steering Committee meeting:
A proposed workplan of activities had already been drafted by the CoE team as a result of the start-up activity that took place on 19 January 2011. This was circulated for comments from the main counterpart, the APML and the EUD in Serbia. On 23 March 2011 further meetings were held in Belgrade between the CoE Delegation, the APML and the EUD. The proposed workplan of activities was revised according to the outcome of these meetings and submitted to the workshop for adoption. On 24 March 2011 the start-up workshop was held in Belgrade with 20 participants from the beneficiary institutions and with the representatives of the EUD and the CoE. The workplan of activities was discussed thoroughly, the responsible/participating institutions were identified for each activity and final version was adopted by the start-up workshop. The members of the Steering Committee meeting were presented to the participants and composition of SC was confirmed during the same workshop.

Activity 1.2 -- Training on Money laundering, search, seizure and confiscation of proceeds of crime, 2-3 November 2011:

The training was intended to demonstrate the practical implementation of the provisions of the Council of Europe Convention on Laundering, Search, Seizure and Confiscation of the Proceeds from Crime and on the Financing of Terrorism (CETS 198), also known as the Warsaw Convention. Participants were invited from Serbian institutions that have a role in the investigation or prosecution of serious crime with the objective that they will gain the knowledge, understanding, skills, abilities, and behaviours required to successfully investigate and prosecute a major money laundering case that contains all the elements that are the subject of the Warsaw Convention.
The training comprised a series of presentations preceded by a short introduction by the experts wherein a set of questions relating to practical issues was posed to the participants. The participants were then split into two mixed groups to discuss the problems posed and to proffer solutions based on their own practical experiences. The training was based around a recent and successful money laundering investigation and prosecution undertaken by the Dutch authorities. The training was specifically designed to demonstrate the key areas covered by the 2005 Convention and their practical application. Issues expanded upon by the presenters included: Key international standards supporting the investigation and prosecution of money laundering cases; role of the FIU and the handling of financial information and the development of criminal intelligence; the further development of that intelligence and integration into the police investigation; the planning, strategy and tactics for conducting the financial investigation; the cooperation and coordination with the Prosecutor’s Office; the evidential requirements; issues of mutual legal assistance; the prosecution tactics for the trial of the offenders; and good practices identified and lessons learnt.
Conclusions/Follow Up -The Project Team, including PM, PA, LTC, LPO and LPA is completed and operations.
-30 people from Serbian institutions were received training on Money Laundering, Search, Seizure and Confiscation of Proceeds of Crime, CoE Convention CETS 198 (Warsaw Convention).
Participants Administration for the Prevention of Money Laundering (APML)(main beneficiary/counterpart); representatives from Ministry of Finance; Ministry of Interior; Public Prosecutor's Office; Ministry of Justice; Supreme Court of Cassation; Judicial Academy; Police Academy; National Bank of Serbia; Securities Commission; Professional Associations; Journalist Associations. 
Consultants/Experts Mr Mark Van Thiel
Mr Simon D. Goddard 
CoE Secretariat Ms Ardita Abdiu, Head of Economic Crime Unit
Ms Ilknur Yuksek, Project Manager, Economic Crime Unit
Ms Lado Lalicic, Project Manager, Economic Crime Unit
Ms Teodora Lukovic, Local Project Officer
Mr Dario Stukelja, Local Project Assistant
Ms Tanja Naumovski-Egerton, Project Assistant 
Total No. Participants 80 
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