Jordanian authorities conduct study visit to EUROPOL as part of EU project
May 4, 2016
As part of the South Neighbourhood Anti-Corruption Project (SNAC2), implemented under the EU-Council of Europe (CoE) joint programme “Towards Strengthened Democratic Governance in the Southern Mediterranean” (South Programme II), a delegation from the Jordanian Anti-Corruption Commission (JACC), the Judicial Council, the Public Security Directorate and the Jordanian Ministry of Justice visited the Netherlands from 19 to 21 April 2016 to hold a series of meetings with Europol and the Dutch authorities responsible for asset recovery.
Members of the Jordanian delegation were provided with a comprehensive overview of the Dutch asset recovery system. Exchanges also focused on the importance of international cooperation for asset recovery. This visit was part of a series of actions under the SNAC 2 project aimed at reinforcing the Jordanian asset recovery system and promoting the establishment of a Central Unit responsible for asset recovery.
The EU-CoE Joint Programme “Towards strengthened democratic governance in the South Mediterranean” – South Programme II, 2015-2017 – funded with a budget of €7.4 million – aims to contribute to the reinforcement of democratic governance in the Southern Mediterranean region by supporting the development of new constitutional and legal frameworks; contributing to the creation and expansion of a common legal space between Europe and the Southern Mediterranean and fostering regional co-operation in the field of human rights, Rule of law and democracy.
Co-operation activities under the South Programme are primarily directed to Morocco, Tunisia and Jordan and open to other countries from the Southern Mediterranean, through regional activities or targeted bilateral activities. (EU Neighbourhood Info)