NEWS - 8 Jun 2023

Kick-off meeting of the KLEPTOTRACE Project – Milan

The Kick-off meeting of KLEPTOTRACE project took place on June 8th at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan. The Consortium partners convened to plan the roadmap for the upcoming two years.

The project, funded by the European Commission, aims to combat high-level corruption and facilitate the recovery of its illicit proceeds within the European Union. It addresses gaps in understanding transnational schemes used by kleptocrats and the limitations of legal frameworks, investigative capabilities, and civil society and private sector involvement in detecting and reporting corruption. These objectives will be pursued by monitoring corruption forms and schemes and EU sanctions circumvention, developing a data-driven toolbox, providing training, and offering policy recommendations to enhance the capabilities of EU authorities and raise awareness about transnational corruption risks.

The KLEPTOTRACE Consortium covers 8 EU countries – 30 European countries indirectly – and involves research centers, LEAs, anti-corruption agencies, FIUs, civil society, journalists and business registers. Transcrime will coordinate the project, and its spin-off company Crime&tech, will collaborate in the development of the KLEPTOTRACE toolbox.