Interested countries or organizations which are involved in fighting corruption in SEE or financially participate in RAI activities but not being able to contribute financially to the RAI yearly minimum amount determined in the MoU, as well as those organizations that are only implementers of projects related to the RAI activities may participate in the Steering Group as Observers.
Currently, RAI has three Observers participating in the Steering Group:
Central Anti-Corruption Bureau of Poland (CBA). CBA was granted Observer status following their request at the 20th Steering Group Meeting held in Zagreb on May 20th 2015.
Ministry of Justice Georgia. Georgia was granted Observer Status following their request at the 24th Steering Group Meeting held in Belgrade on December 5th 2016. In 2021, by amendment to the Law of Georgia on Conflict of Interest and Corruption in Public Institutions, coordination of Georgia’s Anti-Corruption Council has been transferred from the Ministry of Justice to the Administration of the Government of Georgia, thus the coordination of Anti-Corruption policy at the national and international levels.
Commission for the Prevention of Corruption of Slovenia. Slovenia was granted Observer Status following their request at the 26th Steering Group Meeting held in Ljubljana, Slovenia, on October 24th 2017.
The State Bureau of Investigation is a state law enforcement agency with an Office in Kyiv, Ukraine. The SBI is entrusted with the tasks of prevention, detection, termination, solving, and investigation of criminal offenses committed by the highest state officials, employees of law enforcement agencies, prosecutors, and judges, as well as against the established order of military service (military criminal offenses). In addition, the SBI plays a leading role in the effective investigation of offenses related to corruption, organized crime, and misconduct by high-ranking officials, representatives of law enforcement agencies, and other persons entrusted with the performance of state functions.
National Transparency Authority (NTA) was established in August 2019, with the Central Office based in Athens and 6 Regional Services in Thessaloniki, Larissa, Patras, Serres, Tripoli and Rethymnon. The Authority, as the competent institution for the planning and the coordination of actions to enhance transparency and accountability, as well as the prevention and repression of fraud and corruption phenomena has the initiative and coordinates the actions for the establishment of the National Integrity System, the adoption of the National Internal Audit System. The NTA is also the National Authority responsible for the implementation of the National Anti-Corruption Action Plan (NACAP).
Mr. Paweł Rutkowski
Expert Coordinator for International Cooperation
Cabinet of the Head of CBA
Central Anticorruption Bureau
Telephone: +48 22 437 22 13,
For more information on CBA please visit their website here.
Ms. Ketevan Tsanava
Head of Public Administration Division
Policy Planning and Coordination Department
Administration of the Government of Georgia
Telephone: +995 32 990 900
For more information on the Government of Georgia please visit their website here.
Mr. Gregor Pirjevec
Senior European and International Relations Advisor
Commission for the Prevention of Corruption
Telephone: +386 1 400 5716
Email: gregor.pirjevec(AT)kpk-rs.si & anti.korupcija(AT)kpk-rs.si (please use both emails)
For more information on the Commission for the Prevention of Corruption please visit their website here.