Sharing Estonian and European Criminal Policy Approach and Practices with Ukraine

24.February.2021

This year, ECEAP is celebrating Estonian Independence Day in Ukraine as we are today conducting a seminar for the top management of the Ukrainian Prosecutor’s Office on the topic of criminal policy system, its foundations and implementation based on Estonian and EU practices. ECEAP’s expert Mr. Jako Salla is sharing experiences regarding the process of the development of the criminal policy system, its difficulties, as well as its impact on society and the implementation of the agreed criminal policy at both the strategic and individual decision-making levels. Mr. Salla emphasised that there is a need to raise awareness of the different meanings of criminal policy for politicians, officials, and law enforcement officials. The Ukrainian Prosecutor’s Office has great power and responsibility in the fight against crime and in reforms – therefore clear understanding of its own role and role of the other parties in these processes will help to lead to lasting changes.

The seminar is held in the framework of the project “Support for Rule of Law in Ukraine in the Areas of Police, Public Prosecution, Anti-corruption and Good Governance”. The aim of the project is to support the reform of Ukraine’s law enforcement structures, increase their credibility and institutionalize transparent governance. The project is funded by the European Union through the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) and the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs from the funds of development cooperation.