The European Parliament and the Council of the European Union have established a Community Programme to prevent and combat fraud, corruption and any other illegal activities affecting the financial interests of the European Union. In accordance with the Regulation No 250/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council (EU) of 26 February 2014, as a continuation of the Hercule II Programme, the Hercule III Programme for 2014-2020 was established to promote activities in the field of the protection of the financial interests of the European Union. The Programme covers cooperation between the European Commission, represented by the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF), and the competent authorities of the Member States and European Union institutions, bodies or agencies.
The goal of the Hercule III Programme is to provide a standardized level of protection within the Member States and European Union institutions, bodies and agencies. Activities under the Programme include the provision of technical and operational support to law enforcement authorities in the Member States in the fight against cross-border crime and in-service training activities.
As part of the Hercule III Programme (2014-2020), on 10 December 2020, the Central Anticorruption Bureau concluded an agreement No. 101012325 with the European Commission, represented by the European Anti-Fraud Office, regarding the co-financing of the Project “Integration of Digital Forensics, Investigation & Analysis Networks”.
The aim of the project is to implement the concept of comprehensive integration of forensic IT, criminal analysis and investigation. The expansion of technical facilities to implement the integration process and modernize IT networks in the Central Anticorruption Bureau will increase the potential and possibilities of collecting, processing and exchanging electronic data and thus to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of activities in combating corruption, economic and financial crime.
Financial Agreement No. 101012325 of December 9, 2020.
Program: Hercule III Programme (2014-2020)
Action: Technical Assistance
Total project value: EUR 496 781.15
Implementation period: 01/01/2021 - 30/06/2022