Mapping and Visualizing Cross-Border Crime

Project completed

The project aims to strengthen investigative journalism in Romania to enhance research and investigative capacity against organized crime and corruption.

Country/region Topic Period Budget
Romania
Enhanced security and safety
01.09.2014 - 28.02.2019
CHF 828'000
Target groups

Journalists, civil society activists and law enforcement from Romania and Switzerland

Activities

To achieve outcome 1, the project will adapt existing software to the Romanian context and train the community of investigators in the use of these new tools in their investigations. In parallel, the project will produce additional data, stories and documentaries on organized crime in Romania to be disseminated in the public through civil society and mass media (outcome 2).

Results

Achieved results:  

  • Customized version of ARIS implemented
  • Customized Investigative Dashboard (ID) implemented
  • Customized Asset Recovery Intelligence System (ARIS) implemented
  • Customized Visual Investigative Scenarios (VIS)
  • Numerous online video Tutorials published
  • Publication of the "Follow the Money" E-handbook
  • 4 Training sessions organized in Romania with at least 140 participants
  • 2 professional exchange workshop organized in Switzerland
  • Completed Public Records Database of local and cross-border organized crime
  • Publication of more than 200 Investigative exposés and 12 doc-umentaries
  • Increased media and civil society exposure of organized crime in Romania and Switzerland.
  • Journalists and civil society use new investigative techniques and tools enabling them to uncover organized crime networks.
  • A common culture of sharing tools and knowledge is developed in the organized crime and corruption investigation community in Romania and Switzerland.
  • Local and cross-border organized crime structures and their modus operandi are increasingly exposed in the public sphere.
  • Knowledge transfer between Romania and Switzerland.
  • Swiss Partner Institution: International Center for Asste Recovery (ICAR) of the Basel Institute on Governance


Directorate/federal office responsible SDC
Credit area Swiss Contribution to the enlarged EU
Project partners Contract partner
Private sector
  • Swiss Private Sector
  • Journalism Development Network (JDN) Romania & RISE Project (Romania)


Budget Current phase Swiss budget CHF   828'000 Swiss disbursement to date CHF   0
Project phases Phase 22 01.10.2017 - 31.08.2019   (Completed) Phase 21 01.03.2016 - 30.09.2018   (Completed) Phase 20 01.03.2016 - 30.09.2019   (Completed) Phase 19 02.05.2016 - 28.02.2019   (Completed) Phase 18 01.09.2014 - 30.06.2017   (Completed) Phase 17 14.11.2014 - 31.08.2018   (Completed) Phase 16 01.02.2014 - 31.07.2015   (Completed)

Phase 15 01.09.2014 - 28.02.2019   (Completed)

Phase 14 01.03.2013 - 30.06.2018   (Completed) Phase 13 01.03.2013 - 30.11.2015   (Completed) Phase 12 01.11.2012 - 30.06.2018   (Completed) Phase 11 01.04.2012 - 31.03.2013   (Completed) Phase 10 01.04.2012 - 30.06.2017   (Completed) Phase 9 01.04.2012 - 15.06.2014   (Completed) Phase 8 01.03.2012 - 31.03.2018   (Completed) Phase 7 01.03.2012 - 31.08.2013   (Completed) Phase 6 01.03.2012 - 15.11.2014   (Completed) Phase 5 01.03.2012 - 30.06.2018   (Completed) Phase 4 01.03.2012 - 30.09.2019   (Completed) Phase 3 01.03.2012 - 30.07.2015   (Completed) Phase 2 01.01.2012 - 31.12.2017   (Completed)