W.O.C. Warning On Crime. Strengthening Knowledge Enhancing Warnings Raising Awareness On Public Works’ Corruption and Criminal Infiltration
Period of implementation: February 2014 – February 2016
Nowadays, EU financial intervention in major public works is fundamental. This means that the relationship between public procurements and EU financial interest is getting stronger and stronger and the protection of EU public money should be truly effective. However, the present situation is determined by the lack of common rules and warning mechanisms among MS on the prevention of criminal infiltration, creating a high risk of OC penetration.
The current project aims to promote and to develop coordination, cooperation and mutual understanding among national and European institutions in the fight against financial and economic crime by offering concrete tools, useful to improve European and MS policies, and thus protect the economy assuring transparency and competition.
CRPE will carry out a set of background studies in seven European Member States, contributing to the comparative analysis on MSs legislations and best practices against criminal infiltration in major public works. The project will result in proposals for common warning mechanisms among Member States and the ability to detect the critical aspects in national legislation and in administrative procedures that may allow criminal infiltration
The project is carried out by a consortium of four partners: University of Torino, Maastricht University – Faculty of Law, Amapola Progetti per la sicurezza delle persone e delle comunità, Association des Fondateurs et Protecteurs de l’Institut Catholique de Lyonand three associate partners: Direzione Nazionale Antimafia (DNA), United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI), Osservatorio per la realizzazione dell’asse ferroviario Torino Lione. The project’s reports and reserch papers are available on the website: www.warningoncrime.eu
Donor: EC, DG Home Affairs, PROGRAMME “PREVENTION OF AND FIGHT AGAINST CRIME”