As part of the EU project "Prevention and Fight against Corruption", the Conference will highlight and promote the complementarity efforts of the international and national anti-corruption and integrity mechanisms and authorities, including the results of the specialised law enforcement institutions in fight against corruption in the region and beyond. The overall aim of the Conference is to strengthen capacities, define competencies and establish strong cooperation between anti-corruption efforts, both at the state and regional level.
The Conference will aim at promoting closer cooperation and synergies amongst the relevant national anti-corruption bodies and authorities in the Republic of Serbia, as well as in the other Southeast Europe countries. Specialized and adequately resourced, the anti-corruption bodies are essential to fight corruption and promote the specialization of officials and bodies in charge of fighting corruption, providing them with the appropriate means and training to perform their tasks. The participants of the conference will discuss the mechanisms and methods of combating corruption, as well as ways to strengthen transparency and accountability in both the public and private sectors, all aimed at eradicating the scourge of corruption.
The High-level International Anticorruption Conference will bring together the Ministers of Justice, State/Republic/General Public Prosecutors and Heads of the state bodies in prevention and combating of the corruption from: Albania, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Moldova, Montenegro, Northern Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia and Turkey.
Beside the high-level representatives of the Southeast European countries and EU member states mentioned above, representatives of the Republic of Serbia's Public Prosecutor's Office, police (special AC departments), Anti-Corruption Agency, and other institutions and representatives of the civil society organisations will attend the Conference. The Conference will provide an opportunity to reflect upon the progress made and give expert guidance for the future.
The working languages of the Conference will be English and Serbian. Simultaneous translation will be provided throughout the event.