Imagos designs and carries out governance projects where these meet criteria for success or will likely to make an innovative contribution to the body of existing governance knowledge. Below is a presentation of selected projects, both ongoing and completed.

Provide findings and recommendations to assist the Directorate-General for Enlargement of the European Commission in the programming of pre-accession assistance to candidate and potential candidate countries in the Western Balkans and to improve the EC instruments to support the reform process, with particular regard to the areas of governance, rule of law, judiciary reform, fight against corruption and organised crime. Lot 3: providing operational recommendations on programming future pre-accession assistance in the specific areas of judiciary and fight against corruption and organised crime. This should include identifying good practices in other countries and how they could be applied to the enlargement countries.

The overall objective of the evaluation was to provide findings and recommendations to assist the Directorate-General for Enlargement of the European Commission in the programming of pre-accession assistance to candidate and potential candidate countries in the western Balkans and to improve the EC instruments to support the reform process, with particular regard to the areas of governance, rule of law, judiciary reform, fight against corruption and organised crime. Lot 2: identifying and developing possible SMART objectives and indicators of measurement to support programming and monitoring of performance of financial assistance and reforms in the above areas (governance, rule of law, judiciary reform and fight against corruption and organised crime).

The Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) held its 6th Annual Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Conference in Amsterdam from 7-8 June 2010. As part of the speaker faculty, Mr. Thomas Kerscher gave a presentation on Combating Corruption and Bribery, on behalf of IMAGOS.

Topics Covered

The event started out with pre-conference workshops that focused on developing a practical guide to developing and implementing a risk-based Anti-Money Laundering (AML) programme, and adopting proven strategies to ensure successful AML audits. Topics addressed during the first day of the main conference included keeping current with European and international money laundering regulations to ensure compliance, analysing lessons learned from the latest international enforcement actions,  evaluating best practices from around the world for combating corruption & bribery, practical applications for navigating the complexities of global economic sanctions requirements, and tackling emerging fraud and money laundering schemes.

On the second day, the conference addressed the EU’s third money laundering directive and how to overcome remaining implementation challenges, understanding the AML department’s role in detecting and preventing tax evasion, adopting an innovative approach to terrorist financing prevention, leveraging risk-based customer due diligence to achieve greater transparency, mitigating the money laundering risks of cross-border payments, and fine-tuning transaction monitoring processes to ensure maximum efficiency.

Conference Agenda

The full conference agenda can be downloaded here.