Asset Recovery Competences

Project completed

The project aims at improving the capacities of the Romanian Assets Recovery Office ARO, set up in January 2011, by training the staff, prosecutors and police officers, by equipping the ARO and strenghtening the international cooperation in assets recovery. The project is part of the thematic fund security in Romania. Further information about this fund can be found among the additional information on the very bottom of this page.

Country/region Topic Period Budget
Romania
Enhanced security and safety
Combating corruption and organised crime
01.03.2012 - 31.03.2018
CHF 523'012
Target groups

Ministry of Justice, Romanian Police, international partners in asset recovery

Activities

The project activities are divided into six components that are planned to be implemented in defined periods between March 2012 and July 2014. Among them are:

  • an external audit of ARO
  • two 2-day workshops
  • two 5-days seminars
  • two study visits in Switzerland and one in another EU member state
  •  purchase of IT equipment
  • a final conference
Results

Achieved results:  

 

  • Benchmark study on ARO elaborated by Swiss experts
  • Toolkit for Asset Recovery Specialists elaborated
  • 200 Romanian Asset Recovery specialists trained
  • 2 study visits (Switzerland and France)
  • Procurement of 5 laptops and 3 software security licenses and training on the new software
  • Procurement of training equipment
  • Swiss Partner Institution: International Center for Asset Recovery (ICAR) of the Basel Institute on Governance
  • ARO training facility endowed with the necessary training equipment to carry out trainings

 

 


Directorate/federal office responsible SDC
Credit area Swiss Contribution to the enlarged EU
Project partners Contract partner
Private sector


Other partners

Intermediary Body: Consortium TCTeamconsult, Geneva; Executing Agency: Romanian Assets Recovery Office (ARO)

Budget Current phase Swiss budget CHF   523'012 Swiss disbursement to date CHF   0
Project phases Phase 22 01.10.2017 - 31.08.2019   (Completed) Phase 21 01.03.2016 - 30.09.2018   (Completed) Phase 20 01.03.2016 - 30.09.2019   (Completed) Phase 19 02.05.2016 - 28.02.2019   (Completed) Phase 18 01.09.2014 - 30.06.2017   (Completed) Phase 17 14.11.2014 - 31.08.2018   (Completed) Phase 16 01.02.2014 - 31.07.2015   (Completed) Phase 15 01.09.2014 - 28.02.2019   (Completed) Phase 14 01.03.2013 - 30.06.2018   (Completed) Phase 13 01.03.2013 - 30.11.2015   (Completed) Phase 12 01.11.2012 - 30.06.2018   (Active) Phase 11 01.04.2012 - 31.03.2013   (Completed) Phase 10 01.04.2012 - 30.06.2017   (Active) Phase 9 01.04.2012 - 15.06.2014   (Completed)

Phase 8 01.03.2012 - 31.03.2018   (Completed)

Phase 7 01.03.2012 - 31.08.2013   (Active) Phase 6 01.03.2012 - 15.11.2014   (Active) Phase 5 01.03.2012 - 30.06.2018   (Completed) Phase 4 01.03.2012 - 30.09.2019   (Active) Phase 3 01.03.2012 - 30.07.2015   (Completed) Phase 2 01.01.2012 - 31.12.2017   (Active)