KLEPTOTRACE, a project co-funded by the European Union, aims to tackle the challenges of high-level corruption, kleptocracy, and sanction circumvention within the EU. We monitor the evolution of high-level corruption, delivering specialized training to bolster anti-corruption investigation capabilities, creating innovative tools for enhanced asset tracing, and heightening public awareness about the threats and risks related to transnational corruption.
Extensive analysis of new forms and risk factors related to transnational high-level corruption and schemes of sanctions breach and circumvention. The findings are disseminated and validated by EU Member State competent authorities and EU agencies.
A state-of-the-art platform is being designated to effectively investigate, analyse, and understand connections, risks, and anomalies linked to designated entities and their assets.
Five dedicated training programs for EU authorities, AML/CTF obliged entities, supranational authorities, and civil society organizations.
Evaluate current EU sanction regime limitations and make policy and legal recommendations for improvement.
Increase awareness among EU authorities and civil society about transnational high-level corruption risks through online and offline communication.
Projects Outputs Timeline
Training on legal bases for international sanctions and asset recovery
Training on high-level corruption risk recognition from complex ownership structure
Report on the limitations of the current EU and national sanction regimes
Training on use of public registers to disclose kleptocracy schemes
Handbook on new forms and risk factors of transnational high-level corruption schemes
Legal and policy recommendations on EU and national sanction regime
Report on schemes employed to circumvent sanctions
Training on early detection of high-level corruption schemes
Training on use of data-driven tools for investigations of high-level corruption