Date: 13. Feb 2019 to 14. Feb 2019 Location: Basel, Switzerland

The Basel Institute on Governance, RISE Project and Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) are holding a training workshop on Financial Investigations and Asset Recovery – “Follow the money”. Investigative journalists and representatives from law enforcement, civil society and financial institutions within Switzerland are invited to apply for the 15 free spaces available. 

The workshop is organised jointly by experts from the Basel Institute’s International Centre for Asset Recovery (ICAR) and the Journalism Development Network (JDN) in the context of a three-year initiative on “Mapping and Visualising Cross-Border Crime” funded by the Swiss-Romanian Cooperation Programme. It will be held in Basel, Switzerland, on 13-14 February 2019 and conducted in English. Please note that only applicants from Switzerland are eligible to apply for the free spaces. See full workshop and application details here.

About the workshop

The key objective of the two-day workshop is to enhance the capacity of participants from public sector law enforcement and investigative non-state actors to conduct financial investigations and apply asset-tracing techniques in relation to corruption and money laundering cases.

Participants will learn about the concept of money laundering and the use of offshore structures to conceal the beneficial ownership of illicit assets, as well as investigative techniques in relation to corruption investigations.

Emphasis will be placed on intelligence gathering and financial investigations to trace assets by using open-source information and technology tools. ICAR experts will focus on investigation techniques and the legal framework from a law enforcement perspective. Experts from RISE and OCCRP will provide case examples in exposing financial crime through the use of open sources in their capacity as investigative journalists.

This event follows from several other successful workshops held in Basel and Bucharest since 2014 and attended by diverse participants.