On July 13th, EPAC/EACN together with the International Association of Anti-Corruption Authorities (IAACA) organised a joint webinar on the topic of "Corruption without borders. How to cooperate to tackle it?". The aim of the webinar was to share the latest global anti-corruption practices and lessons learned to improve the knowledge and skills of anti-corruption practitioners to effectively prevent and combat corruption. This event gathered more than 400 participants from more than 50 countries from all over the world.
The webinar was opened with the remarks from Mr Fikrat Mammadov, Vice-President of IAACA, Mr Traian Mihaita Barlici, Deputy Vice-President of EPAC/EACN, Dr Egidijus Radzevičius, Deputy Director of the Special Investigation Service of the Republic of Lithuania and Mr Kenneth Wong Kwok-hung, Secretary-General of IAACA.
“Standing against criminal offences such as corruption means standing united because the threat of corruption persists and knows no borders. This webinar is one of the examples of cooperation when EPAC/EACN and IAACA brings us together to step up our work against corruption,” said Mr Traian Mihaita Barlici, Vice-President of EPAC/EACN.
“This webinar is one of many opportunities to draw on the lessons of our global struggle against corruption, so that we can do better. Our biggest lesson is that achieving results requires collective and coordinated action. We have strong examples of joint work that we can expand and replicate in partnership with our alliances, such as the IAACA, as well as with foreign institutions not only of EPAC/EACN Member States, but also beyond the borders of European Union,” said Egidijus Radzevičius, Deputy Director of Special Investigation Service.
Mr Lawrence Chung, Assistant Director of the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) presented Hong Kong's experience in conducting international anti-corruption trainings for various countries and its plans for the future. Mrs Alexandra Lancranjan, Chief Prosecutor of the Liaison Bureau of National Anticorruption Directorate of Romania shared experience about the practical aspects of international mutual legal assistance and extradition on corruption crime cases. At the end of the webinar, Mr Darius Mickevičius, Head of Secretariat of EPAC/EACN presented activities of EPAC/EACN and, in particular, introduced its new project for EPAC/EACN Members – “Best anti-corruption practice exchange”.