On January 20, 2016, Petro Pavlychenko, National Expert on the EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reform in Ukraine”, held the training “Prevention and Fight Against Corruption in Ukraine (Principles and Practices)” in Bila Tserkva Professional Training School of the State Criminal Executive Service of Ukraine. The training is a part of cooperation of the EU Project and the State Penitentiary Service of Ukraine for implementation of the key areas of Ukraine’s Justice Sector Reform Strategy 2015-2020, namely: increase of the judiciary and the law enforcement performance in fight against the organized crime and corruption; increase of the efficiency in prevention of crimes and rehabilitation of convicted persons, improvement of the penitentiary system.
The audience of the training comprised of the heads of units of the social and psychological service, the penitentiary operational units’ staff and the trainers.
The Director of the School Oleh Duka emphasized the importance of the continuous training for the State Criminal Executive Service of Ukraine staff in order to develop professional competence and new skills in prevention and counteraction to corruption offences in a daily life and professional activities.
The first Deputy Director Alla Hryhorenko presented the “Prevention and counteraction to corruption in the State Criminal Executive Service of Ukraine” curriculum and spoke about the cooperation with the EU Project.
Petro Pavlychenko told about the overall goal and mission of the EU Project “Support to Justice Sector Reform in Ukraine”, its role in the justice sector reform in Ukraine, activities of the anticorruption component of the Project, anticorruption legislative novelties. He also spoke about the institutional structure of the institutions specially authorized for combatting corruption and presented key provisions of the relevant block of the Visa Liberalization Action Plan within the Ukraine – EU Visa-Free Dialogue.
In the course of the training, he described in details techniques for prevention and detection of the facts of corruption with specific facts from the national practice, as well as from the practice of Lithuania, France, Finland, Poland, UK and other European counties. Active discussions were provoked by such topics as the ways of exercising financial control and lifestyle monitoring of persons empowered with local or public administrative functions, institutional anti-corruption programs, settlement of conflicts of interest, work with the whistle-blowers etc.
Given the significant interest of the participants to the presented topics, it was proposed to enhance the cooperation with the EU Project in terms of completion and finalization of the structure and content of the training program on fight against corruption for Bila Tserkva Professional Training School of the State Criminal Executive Service of Ukraine.