The objective of this conference, organised by the OSCE Mission to Skopje, was to encourage accountable and transparent internal oversight mechanisms within the police to fight against corruption in a democratic manner
The project was a continuation of the similar project implemented in 2010 when the first Regional Conference for the Units for Internal Control from the same countries was organized.
The Conference started on 12th June in hotel “Inex Gorica” in Ohrid, with an opening ceremony and ended on 14th of June 2011. Deputy Head of OSCE Mission to Skopje and MoIA State Secretary opened the Conference. 48 direct participants, police representatives from nine countries in the region, along with the representatives from the OSCE, the co-organizers ICITAP, MoIA and the EUROPOL. They discussed the methods used in their countries to fight against corruption in the police. The agenda also included criminal corruption investigations and examples of established co-operation at regional level. The conference participants also discussed the establishment of a regional co-operation network to fight cor-ruption in police services that would include regular exchange of information between the countries in the region.
The program included three main subjects:
Participants from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Montenegro, Romania, Slovenia, Serbia and HC attended the conference. Each delegation have prepared a presentation of the case study on corruption explaining what the problem was, how they investigated it, what mecha-nisms were used to solve it and what the final result of the action was. Additionally delegations elabo-rated practical examples of already established cooperation between two countries and joint activities they have already undertaken.