Representatives of the Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau (KNAB) attended the 22nd Annual Professional Conference and General Assembly of the European Partners against Corruption (EPAC) and the European contact-point network against corruption (EACN) in Dublin, the capital of Ireland.
The 22nd Annual Professional Conference and General Assembly took place on November 2 and 3. The event focused on the whistleblowing system, highlighting its role in combating corruption and fraud, as well as current challenges in the fight against corruption, including the processing of large volumes of electronic evidence. The conference also focuses on the protection of the European Union's financial interests and the investigation of financial crime.
The event concluded with the re-election of the EPAC/EACN President.
EPAC is made up of more than 70 national police oversight and anti-corruption authorities from Council of Europe Member States. The EACN represents the anti-corruption authorities of more than 50 EU Member States.
Participation was provided with the support of the project “Support for the establishment of a whistle-blowing system in Latvia” project, where KNAB receives European Economic Area grants from Iceland, Lichtenstein and Norway. The goal of the project is to promote public engagement in reporting corruption and other latent crimes, while simultaneously providing the public with a safe and convenient reporting channel, as well as improve the competence of KNAB in detecting corruptive criminal offences.