Black Sea Prosecutors Network: Annual Meeting 2018 - Preparatory meeting

 

One prosecutor from each of the five countries already members of the Black Sea Prosecutors Network (Armenia, Bulgaria, Moldova, Romania and Ukraine) plus Georgia will meet in Madrid next 6 of November to discuss the first draft of the BSPN regulations, and potential activities plan for 2019 and 2020.

EU-ACT is determined to set up and to support network(s) of drug-related investigators and/or prosecutors in the EU-ACT region, helping to guide and facilitate this process, provided that this initiative is accepted and endorsed by at least five General Prosecutors’ Offices of each region, at its highest management level.

At the Controlled Deliveries workshop organized by the Project in Tbilisi in February 2018, the prosecutors from the region who participated agreed that it would be very useful to set up an informal network. This initial agreement has been endorsed already by the management level of the Prosecutors offices of Armenia, Bulgaria, Moldova, Romania and Ukraine. The recent Prosecutors workshop organized by EU-ACT in Odessa on financial investigations brought the necessary impulse to go ahead with the network. 

This will be a preparatory meeting for the first Annual Meeting of the BSPN which will be held in Bucharest on the 11-12 of December 2018.

Operative Dimension

Code
Year
Component
Country
Place
Activity Type
Spain
Madrid
Meeting
Objectives
  • To get an agreement for the regulations of the prosecutors network (herein after BSPN – Black Sea Prosecutors Network), and to draft a plan of activities for 2019-2020.
  • To facilitate the engagement of Prosecutors Offices from other countries in the region that are still in the process of deciding to join the BSPN.
  • The objective of the network is to build trust, facilitate the exchange of information and promote joint transnational investigations of drug trafficking, strengthening the Public Prosecution Offices along the heroin route and, in parallel, fostering regional cooperation.

Institutions

FIIAPP - Fundación Internacional y para Iberoamérica de Administración y Políticas Públicas

FIIAPP - Fundación Internacional y para Iberoamérica de Administración y Políticas Públicas

Spain
Organiser