The Programme operator of the Home Affairs Programme, funded by the Norwegian Financial Mechanism 2014-2021, announces a procedure for the pre-defined project “ Enhanced capacities of Bulgarian authorities to recover and manage criminal assets ”.
Eligible project promoter under the procedure is the Commission for Combating Corruption and Illegal Assets Forfeiture (CCCIAF).
The funding allocated to this procedure is up to BGN 1 466 850.
The pre-defined project aims at increasing citizens’ security by continuing to upgrade the effectiveness and efficiency of the Asset Recovery System in Bulgaria. The project will strengthen the systems for combating corruption, tracing, seizing and forfeiting proceeds of crime, which is a crucial step towards the implementation of Bulgaria's priority of preventing and combating organized crime and corruption, reinstating justice and compensating the victims of crime. The project will enhance the capacities of staff of the CCCIAF to conduct anti-corruption investigations and to trace criminal assets, in particular in cross-border cases; it will develop the international counterpart networks available to the CCCIAF to pursue confiscations abroad and participate in joint investigative teams. It will also allow the CCCIAF to effectively cooperate bilaterally with foreign authorities by forfeiting assets on behalf of their counterparts. Furthermore, the project will improve the knowledge and skills of CCCIAF staff in core areas of legal aspects and enhance the IT infrastructure of the Commission.
The deadline for application is July 8, 2019 until 5.30 PM.
The Application Guidelines and the related documents (in Bulgarian and English) are published in UMIS 2020 at the following address:
The procedure for the pre-defined project “Enhanced capacities of Bulgarian authorities to recover and manage criminal assets” was cancelled on 15.07.2019as no project proposals were submitted by the end of the deadline- 17.30 on 08.07.2019.
The decision entered into force.