On January 26-27, 2012, the GUAM Secretariat in Kyiv, Ukraine hosted the expert seminar “Developing and conducting training on the investigation and prosecution of corruption offences”.

The seminar was organized jointly by the OECD Anti-Corruption Network for Eastern Europe and Central Asia (ACN) and the GUAM Secretariat within the framework of the Anti-Corruption Project, supported by the USA. The seminar was attended by representatives of GUAM member states’ law enforcement bodies and structures responsible for training prosecutors, investigators, judges, and financial intelligence officials. International experts from Austria (the International Anti-Corruption Academy), Lithuania, Romania and representatives of the US Embassy in Ukraine also participated in the event.
Participants exchanged experience in the field of developing and conducting training programs on the investigation and prosecution of corruption, including covering issues pertaining to the methodology used, specialization, and use of modern technologies, as well as issues concerning interagency cooperation.
Participants considered the draft text of the Training Manual on the Investigation and Prosecution of Corruption Offences, which was prepared jointly by the OECD/ACN, the Basel Institute on Governance, and the Ukrainian National Prosecutor’s Academy, in cooperation with the Council of Europe/European Commission “Support to Good Governance: Project against Corruption in Ukraine” (UPAC). The seminar also included several specialized sessions.