FIGHTING ORGANISED CRIME IN EUROPE
The European College of Financial Investigation and Analysis was born out of the conviction shared by its founders of the need to create a new training and research programme, the result of the shared experience of academics and specialists from the prosecution and justice authorities, with the aim of better combating organised crime in Europe by developing financial investigations and criminal financial analysis.
CEIFAC is being set up as of 1 June 2013 by the University of Strasbourg as part of the European Commission's "Prevention and fight against crime" programme (DG Home Affairs - Action Grant 2012- FINEC Financial and economic crime). It is 90% financed by the European Commission and 10% by the University of Strasbourg, the Alsace Region, the Urban Community and the City of Strasbourg.
TRAIN, INFORM AND RESEARCH
CEIFAC offers a training programme in financial investigation and criminal financial analysis to the police, gendarmerie, customs and justice authorities of the Member States and EU candidate countries. We are also developing a research programme devoted to these techniques to better fight organised crime in the EU.
The three-week training course is aimed at prosecuting and judicial authorities in the Member States and candidate countries that meet certain criteria.
CEIFAC is also intended to inform the public and researchers about current events and progress in the fight against organised crime in Europe by means of the reference library, the GRASCO Review and our thematic press reviews.
The research programme is managed by the GRASCO team. The results are communicated through conferences, symposia and publications.