Prevention of restrictions on civil Society organizations in the name of preventing money laundering and the fight against terrorist financing in Albania
Partners Albania is implementing an initiative that aims to empower Non-Profit Organizations (NPOs) to proactively engage in an enabling legal environment in the context of preventing money laundering and combating terrorist financing. This is the first initiative towards a long-term intervention that Partners Albania has planned in this regard.
The intervention focuses on mapping and analyzing the legal and regulatory framework in the country on the prevention of money laundering and the fight against terrorist financing, an informational, educational, and awareness-raising campaign for the sector on this issue, the organization of roundtables in the country and the region with various relevant stakeholders, as well as advocating for an enabling legal environment for the activity of NPOs in the country.
In March 2021 Partners Albania held a series of local roundtable discussions with other interested organizations and stakeholders, in order to inform, present, and discuss the main findings of the report which is being prepared by Partners Albania on the legal and regulatory framework governing the activities of NPOs, in relation to the prevention of money laundering and terrorist financing, as well as the compliance of the measures taken by the Albanian state with Recommendation 8 and the Explanatory Note of the Special Financial Action Task Force (FATF) for non-profit organizations.
Also, on March 18, PA organized a regional workshop where civil society organizations from the Western Balkans and Turkey shared their experiences on their involvement in processes related to the prevention of money laundering and the fight against terrorist financing in the respective countries and agreed on the need for a coordinated advocacy effort with the international institutions responsible for these issues.
These activities are funded by the GIZ Global Project ‘Combating Illicit Financial Flows ‘.
|Assessment Report on Legal and Regulatory Framework on Counter-terrorist Financing and Anti-money Laundering for NPOs in Albania||Download|
|Prevention of restrictions on civil society organizations in the name of fight against Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing||Download|
|FATF and NPOs - Recommendation 8||Download|