From 27 February to 1 March 2018, Mr Tobias Freeman, Senior Legal Officer of the Siracusa International Institute, participated in a training seminar within the framework of NATO’s Building Integrity (BI) in Operations Programme. The seminar took place in Izmir, Turkey. The BI Programme is a defence capacity-building programme that contributes to the Alliance’s mission to safeguard the freedom and security of its members.
It provides Allies and partner countries with tailored support to reduce the risk of corruption in the defence and related security sector and to embed good governance principles and practices in their defence establishments. The focus of this BI seminar was on raising awareness about building integrity, and counter and anti-corruption. Mr Freeman presented on transnational crime, illicit trade and corruption in the context of NATO and other peace operations, as well as facilitated practical exercises involving NATO command and force structures.