Are you fed up with corruption?
Are you ready to take on the fight against corruption?
Are you ready to support those who fight corruption?
Then let’s run together against corruption!
Together we can win the fight!
WHEN: 03 November 2018, 5pm
WHERE: Lake of Tirana (Shëtitorja Lasgush Poradeci/„Diga“)
WHY: To take on the fight against corruption!
WHO: YOU, the European Union Delegation to Albania, the Ministry of Justice, the Municipality of Tirana and many more
Register now for 5km or 10km:
After registration you will get a free running t-shirt that you can collect at Europe House (Blv. Deshmoret e Kombit, Pallati i Kongreseve, Tiranë) during the following office hours: 02 November 2018, 12-16pm & 03 November 2018, 15-16:30pm. The free running t-shirt is your admission ticket for the participation in the running event.
On Friday, the 04.05.2018, the Fifth Meeting of the Steering Committee of the Anti-Corruption Twinning Project, funded by the European Union, was organized in the premises of the Ministry of Justice, with the participation of the Minister, Mrs Etilda Gjonaj, and adviser Mrs Vilma Petro, Project Leaders of the Twinning Project from Austria and Germany, Mag. Helmut Weichhart and Mr. Peter Weis, Resident Twinning Project Advisor, Mr. Detlef Kreutzer, Head of Co-operation in the European Union Delegation, Mr. Mario Mariani, Prime Minister’s Adviser on Anti-Corruption, Mr. Pirro Vengu, and other representatives from the beneficiary institutions such as the Ministry of Justice, the High Inspectorate of Declaration and Audit of Assets and Conflicts of Interest, the Central Election Commission, the Supreme State Audit, and the Commissioner for the Right to Information and Protection of Personal Data . Representatives from the Council of Europe and the OSCE were also present.
The meeting discussed the current situation of the fight against corruption on the eve of the European Council’s decision to open negotiations with the EU, the progress made so far and the future challenges in this area. In particular, the contribution of the Twinning Project was discussed in support of the National Coordinator against Corruption – the Ministry of Justice, especially with regard to the Cross-cutting Strategy against Corruption and the Action Plan 2018 – 2020. At the technical level, the project progress was discussed in an interactive way during this quarter as well as the planning of ongoing activities, for each of the 8 Components.
Representatives from the Ministry of Justice(Ministria e Drejtesise), EU, Civil Society, OSCE – The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, Council of the European Union and Embassies in 🇦🇱️, gathered on 20th March, for the 1st Consultative Forum on Anti-Corruption: Making Whistleblowing Work.
The importance of improving the current legal framework for the prosecution of economic and financial crime, the cooperation between law enforcement agencies and police, in the fight against corruption, at a national and international scale, as well as raising awareness and encouraging of the public to actively use the complaint mechanisms in place, to report and prevent corruption, were some of the key messages of yesterday’s meeting. #Whistleblowing is an essential component of good governance and its relevance in promoting democracy should be noted, cultivated and spread among the public.
Have you ever heard of the #law “On whistleblowing and protection of whistle-blowers”? Take 5 minutes to fill the survey below regarding this issue: http://survey.acalbania.com
On 10th January the fourth #SteeringCommitteeMeeting of the Twinning #againstcorruption gathered in a round table the leaders of the project from Austria and Germany, high representatives from central and independent public institutions, the European Union Delegation and representatives from the Council of Europe. The meeting was chaired by Mrs. Teuta Vodo, Deputy Minister of Justice, with the participation of Mr. Pirro Vengu, Advisor to the Prime Minister on Anti-Corruption. Among the issues discussed were those on the shift of the mandate of the National Coordinator against Corruption to the Ministry of Justice in September 2017, the newly created structures within the Ministry of Justice in order to support this mission, the importance of inter-institutional cooperation in this field and the need for the review of the anti-corruption strategy and the respective action plan, focusing on the crucial fields. Success models in the fight against corruption were mentioned, such as the one of the Central Inspectorate with its proposed inspections’ reform based on risk assessment. Following this, the progress of the project on the past 6 months’ period was presented and discussed, and future challenges on the common works with the other Beneficiary Institutions, such as HIDAACI – High Inspectorate for the Declaration and Audit of Assets and the Conflict of Interest, CEC- Central Elections Committee, HSA – High State Audit, and IDP Office – the Commissioner for the Right of Information and Protection of Personal Data, as well as the current and future cooperation with ASPA – Albanian School of Public Administration regarding common trainings.
During this week, in the premises and with the support of ASPA (Albanian School of Public Administration) it has been successfully completed the training of future trainers in the field of conflict of interest with the participation of: the Albanian high-level experts in the field of conflict of interest, the German experts of the Twinning Project against Corruption, as well as representatives of HIDAACI (High Inspectorate of Declaration and Audit of Assets and Conflict of Interest). The ultimate goal of preparing future trainers in this field is the upcoming organization of a training cycle for the responsible authorities for preventing and handling of cases of conflict of interest.