International Conference closes a two-year initiative for enhancing integrity and effectiveness of illegal asset confiscation in Europe

April 20, 2015

Transparency International – Bulgaria organizes an International Conference “Forfeiture of Illegal Assets: Models to Combat Serious Crime in the EU”. The event will take place on April 28th, Tuesday, at 9.30 a.m. in Sofia conference hall in Grand Hotel Sofia, 1, Gurko Str., Sofia.

The Conference will be opened by Ms. Tsetska Tsacheva, President of the National Assembly of Bulgaria, Mr. Plamen Georgiev, President of the Commission for Illegal Assets Forfeiture, and Ms. Anne Koch, representative of the Transparency International – Secretariat in Berlin.

The national models for asset confiscation/forfeiture of Bulgaria, Romania, and Italy will be compared to the ‘ideal national model’ developed by the project partners in a thorough analysis. Representatives of the national chapters of Transparency International in the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and Germany will also present different models of asset confiscation/forfeiture in the respective EU Member States.

The International Conference is the closing event of a two-year initiative “Enhancing Integrity and Effectiveness of Illegal Asset Confiscation – European Approaches” of Transparency International Bulgaria, which has been accomplished in partnership with the national chapters of Transparency International in Romania and Italy. The project is co-funded by the Prevention of and Fight against Crime Programme of the European Union.

For further details you may contact Ms. Ecaterina Camenscic, the project coordinator via telephone +359 2 9867713, +359 2 9867920 or via e-mail ecaterina(at)