EKDDA’s training actions that present best practices and know-how transfer and are related to the support of the reforms in Greece, especially regarding the ones against money-laundering, were presented by EKDDA’s Deputy Secretary General /INEP’s Director, Dr. Fani Komseli, in the context of the Semestrial DISPA Meeting (Directors of Institutes and Schools of Public Administration). This EU m/s meeting themed as “Leadership, Ethics and Motivation in Public Administration: challenges and search for an adequate response” took place in Vilnius between 24rd and 25th October 2013 and was organised by the Institute of Public Administration of Lithuania, the country that is holding the current EU Council Presidency and that, from this coming January 2014, is giving the baton to Greece. EKDDA is going to organise the next DISPA meeting in Athens, between 5th and 6th June next year.
Dr. F. Komseli presented the Greek case-study regarding EKDDA’s training and consulting activities on “improving corruption prevention skills” in order to support:
- the administrative reform
- the fight against corruption
- the reforms in the domain of Health
More specifically, Dr. F. Komseli presented the 32 training actions that EKDDA/INEP organised in the framework of the implementation of the Road Map concerning the delivery of technical assistance on the issues of anti-money laundering, legalisation of revenue deriving from criminal activities and that of the fight against tax-evasion. The trainings supported by the EU Task Force for Greece with the assistance of the Dutch Taxation Authority (FIOD) were attended by 760 officials from taxation, auditing and police authorities as well as from the field of banking.
Dr. F. Komseli also referred to the trainings organised for 4.500 taxation and customs officials as well as public revenue auditors and officers from the Hellenic Body of Financial Crime Prosecution; these actions were organised all over Greece and included on-the-job training, that is under real operational conditions.