The Programme operator of the Home Affairs Programme, funded by the Norwegian Financial Mechanism 2014-2021, announces a procedure for the pre-defined project №14 “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.
The deadline for application is March 20, 2019 until 11.59 PM.
The procedure for the pre-defined project 14 “ Enhanced capacities of Bulgarian authorities to recover and manage criminal assets” was amended.
The timetable is amended as follows:
Deadline for submission of project proposals is extended until 23:59 p:m on 31.03.2020
Beginning of the assessment process: 02.04.2020
End of the assessment process: 02.06.2020
Signing of the contracts: 23.06.2020