Implementation period:
June 2013-May 2015

The project is coordinated by Transparency International Bulgaria in partnership with Transparency International Romania and Transparency International Italy

Is to improve the transparency, accountability and effectiveness of asset confiscation in Europe, through the applying of effective civil control of the asset recovery office’s performance and to improve cooperation between authorities at EU level.


  • Perform in depth assessment of legal, institutional and policy practices of asset confiscation with focus on effectiveness and integrity
  • Elaboration of the methodology for civic monitoring over the activities of asset recovery offices
  • Identified loopholes in current legislation and provide recommendations
  • Transfer of know-how at regional level and EU level with view to strengthening the asset recovery offices practice and improving their cooperation.


  • 3 national reports in Romania, Bulgaria and Italy
  • 1 pool of monitoring indicators and civil monitoring methodology
  • 3 policy papers
  • 3 national workshops
  • 1 comparative report in Romania, Bulgaria and Italy
  • 1 concluding conference
  • 6 report launches in Romania, Bulgaria and Italy
  • 3 brochures in Romania, Bulgaria and Italy
  • 1 website

National Report on the extended confiscation procedure

Confiscation and recovery of illegal assets

Civil monitoring methodology

Total value of the project:
48,214.10 EURO (TIRO part)

European Commission, Directorate General Home Affairs