24. 07. 2018.

Project "Strengthening the Human Resources Capacities at the State Attorney’s Office" Finished

Zagreb – July 24, 2018 - The Project of Strengthening the Human Resources Capacities at the State Attorney’s Office and the Office for the Suppression of Corruption and Organized Crime worth €208,000, was presented today on a ceremony at IN2. The project is being implemented from February 2017 to August 2018, and IN2 is responsible for the first two and SV Group for the third component.

The contracting authority is the Central Finance and Contracting Agency (CFCA-SAFU), the main clients are the State Attorney’s Office of the Republic of Croatia (DORH) and the Office for the Suppression of Corruption and Organized Crime (USKOK), and the contractors are IN2 and SV Group. The project is funded from the pre-accession funds of the European Union, i.e. IPA 2012 program.

The overall goal of this project is to increase the efficiency of judiciary through support to business processes and human resources of the State Attorney’s Office in the Republic of Croatia, including USKOK.

The purpose of this project is to further contribute to a modern, efficient and effective State Attorney’s Office in the Republic of Croatia, including USKOK, by building capacities through providing access to information and maintaining interconnection with IT systems to other state bodies (electronic data exchange), improving analytical capabilities of State Attorney Offices and development of knowledge base that will serve as a central point for cooperation and exchange of state attorney practices. 

Upon the completion of the project, the following results will be achieved: the State Attorney's Office in the Republic of Croatia and USKOK will have access to other state bodies' data stored in their application systems, analytical abilities will be strengthened and state attorneys will be educated in the use of analytical tools, a knowledge base will be designed and developed. 

Project of Strengthening the Human Resources Capacities at the State Attorney’s Office and the Office for the Suppression of Corruption and Organized Crime consists of three components: building access to other state bodies, strengthening the analytical capabilities of the State Attorney's Office and building a state attorney knowledge base.

As part of the first component - providing access to other state bodies - the Case Tracking System (CTS) is linked to the Tax Administration registers in the Ministry of Finance, registers in the Ministry of the Interior and Land Registers, Court Register, criminal and misdemeanor records, and e-File in the Ministry of Justice. Interoperability and the ability to access data from other state bodies will provide State Attorney Offices with faster and easier access to data and documents necessary for their daily operations. Moving to electronic business is the basis for achieving "paperless" business and storing files electronically.

As part of the second component - strengthening the analytical capabilities of the State Attorney's Office - training and workshops for investigators and analytical staff were organized. The analytical abilities of the employees have been improved and the basic principles and techniques implemented already in most EU Member States have been adopted. The USKOK Analytical Department will now have a significant role to play in using all available information and provide its investigators with verified conclusions and data.

The third component of the project implied the development of knowledge base that will serve as one of the main instruments in adapting to new ways of working. It will enable State Attorney’s Office employees at the national level to enter and search the best work practices and experiences in order to be timely and well educated.