Enhancing Integrity and Effectiveness of Illegal Asset Confiscation - European Approaches
Transparency International is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation dedicated to fighting corruption.
TI movement vision: a world in which government, business, civil society and the daily lives of people are free of corruption.
In 1993, a few individuals decided to take a stance against corruption and created Transparency International. Now present in more than 100 countries, the movement works relentlessly to stir the world’s collective conscience and bring about change. Much remains to be done to stop corruption, but much has also been achieved, including:
Through more than 100 national chapters worldwide and an international secretariat in Berlin, Transparency International works with partners in government, business and civil society to put effective measures in place to tackle corruption.
Transparency International is politically non-partisan and places great importance on its independence. It alone determines its programmes and activities – no donor has any input intoTransparency International’s policies. Its sources of funding are made transparent as is its spending.
Transparency International – Bulgaria was established in June 1998 and is the Bulgarian national chapter of Transparency International. It fully complies with the leading principles of the coalition and was the first national chapter established in South-Eastern Europe. The founders of TI-Bulgaria are individuals from all sectors of public life: scientists, journalists, lawyers, judges, NGOs’ and business representatives, as well as MPs from all political groups.
Our Mission deriving form the status of Bulgarian national chapter of Transparency International, is to unite the efforts of institutions, local authorities, civil society, the private sector and media in order to undertake systematic reforms and initiate concrete action against the spread of corruption in Bulgaria.
The Project ” Enhancing Integrity and Effectiveness of Illegal Asset Confiscation – European Approaches” is implemented in partnership among three national chapters of Transparency International – in Bulgaria, in Italy and in Romania. Transparency International Bulgaria is the leading partner in the project.
Transparency International Romania is a nongovernmental organization whose primary objective is to prevent and fight corruption on a national and international level, mainly through researching, documenting, informing, educating and raising the awareness level of the public.
TI Romania was founded in 1999 through the remarkable endeavors of a group of citizens with a high degree of civic responsibility, and a number of organizations concerned with reducing corruption in Romania. They laid the foundation to the structure and objectives of this organization. That same year, Transparency International Romania was accredited as a national branch of, and declared entitled to continual technical support from, the Transparency International network - a global coalition dedicated to fighting corruption.
TI-Ro carries its activities based on the premises of transparency, responsibility, integrity, solidarity, courage, justice and democracy, and respecting the following principles: cooperation with all citizens and all groups, companies and nongovernmental organizations, public authorities and institutions, international organizations who are committed to fighting corruption by forming coalitions, if such partnerships or coalitions abide by current law and, respectively, by promoting policies and priorities established by TI-Ro bodies, in accordance with the organization’s statute; honesty and responsibility of TI-Ro staff and members, in all their actions; the spirit of democracy and political impartiality in all actions by TI-Ro staff and members.
Our mission is to promote the Romanian integrity system in solidarity in order to diminish corruptionin Romania.
Transparency International Italia, founded in Milan in 1996, is the national chapter for Italy.
TI-It mission is:
• to fight corruption in all its forms, in order to make the citizens and civil society aware of its damages;
• to analyse and to study the phenomenon of corruption and related crimes, their causes and effects, to develop solutions and tools in order to reduce or eliminate damages of corruption;
• to create awareness in public opinion on the urgency to fight corruption and related crimes through meetings, seminars, debates, researches, surveys and other ways of communication and expression according to the rule of law;
• to promote ethics in schools and universities, train teachers and students trhough focused education programmes. The aim is to highlight the values of a transparent and responsible society;
• to promote the national ratification of international juridical and economic laws and conventions aiming at tackling corruption and related crimes in public and private sectors;
• to encourage public and private sector to fix and implement ethic principles and codes;
• to promote good governance and protection of collective interests.