14 - 15 June 2017 - CRIMJUST Project Steering and Coordination Committee was organized, with the participation of EU, UNODC, TI, INTERPOL, CORMS and AIRCOP.
In the venue of the Transparency International Secretariat in Berlin the CRIMJUST Project Steering and Coordination Committee (PSCC) met to systematize the next steps in the joint project, the PSCC is one of the coordination mechanisms of CRIMJUST. The project partners including the European Commission, UNODC, INTERPOL and Transparency International, as well as project coordinators of the Cocaine Route Monitoring and Support Project (CORMS) and Airport Communication Programme (AIRCOP) gathered to overview and discuss the implemented activities, work plan and the outcome of CRIMJUST.
During the first day, the representatives of all project partners reviewed the risks and challenges in regard to the project's implementation, impact evaluation and coordination arrangements. As the PSCC analyzed the main trends regarding transnational organized crime in Latin America, the Caribbean and West Africa, new countries were considered as potential beneficiaries of the project. Additionally, supplementary and joint activities with other projects funded by the EU Cocaine Route Programme were held. On that account, the projects - CORMS and AIRCOP- participated during the briefing of the steering committee.
The second day focused mainly on thematic briefings provided by experts of Transparency International. Among the topics discussed, where insights about "Money Laundering in Europe", "The Global Anti-Corruption Consortium", some concrete "Casework and Caviar Diplomacy", and finally raised questions concerning "Targeting Real Estate and Luxury Goods?". Overall, t he meeting resulted in a number of recommendations to guide further implementation of the project.
Under the framework of the CRIMJUST project funded by EU Cocaine Route Programme, UNODC and its partners (INTERPOL and TI) aim to assist Member States to enhance their capacity and integrity of criminal justice institutions to detect, investigate, prosecute and adjudicate illicit cocaine trafficking cases, and to foster cooperation at the interregional level for effective action to tackle drug trafficking and related organized crime. For more information: