On 21-22 April 2020, PAMECA V and DCAF (Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance) organized 2 teleconference meetings (due to the Government measures to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus in the country) on ‘Drafting of Integrity Plan on Corruption Prone Practices in the Albanian State Police’. The purpose of the first meeting among DCAF and PAMECA Staff was to analyze the current status of the activity performed by the working group and future steps to implement the ASP Integrity Plan by the end of July.
The scope of the second meeting, held on 22 April 2020, was to provide further assistance to Albanian State Police (ASP) and Ministry of Interior in the development an integrity plan, with the assistance of international experts deployed by PAMECA and DCAF, Mr Giuseppe Abbatino from Italian National Anti-Corruption Authority and Mr Brahim Sadriu from Kosovo Police.
At the opening, Mr Giovanni Pasqua, PAMECA V LTE on Human Resources, and Mr Paulo Costa, Head of Police Program from DCAF, highlighted the importance of this process and appreciated the determination of the members of the Working Group to conclude the risk analysis and the development of the Integrity Plan that could serve as model approach for all the Albanian Institutions. Mr Neritan Nalbati, Director of Directorate of Professional Standards at Albanian State Police, and Mr Arben Gjergji, Director of Directorate for Inspection and Handling of Complaints at Service for Internal Affairs and Complaints in Ministry of Interior, reiterated the commitment of the Working Group in preparing a solid document, using as an example some models from other countries while reflecting the Albanian structures and conditions.