The Office of Information and Public Relations within the Prosecutor’s Office attached to the High Court of Cassation and Justice is empowered to bring to the attention of the public the following:
Yesterday, 15 November 2017, two projects of the Public Ministry, SIPOCA 53 – „Strengthening the capacity of the Public Ministry of enforcing the new hearing provisions in the criminal codes” and SIPOCA 54 – „Strengthening the capacity of the Public Ministry of implementing evidence gathering procedures in cyber searches”, were presented within Annual Information Event POCA. At the event, were invited officials of the European Commission, Ministry of Regional Development, Public Administration and European Funds, Operational Program Administrative Capacity Management Authority.
The project SIPOCA 53, its objectives and activities, were exhibited by Mrs. Lavinia Taranu, project manager. The main purpose of the project is strengthening the capacity of the Public Ministry in respect of the hearings conducted in accordance with the provisions of the new criminal codes, by creating an advanced IT system that will be used in this area. Within the project, a software will be developed that will support case management work at the level of prosecutor’s offices and will thus contribute to streamlining and modernizing the working methods used in the criminal investigation activity, more precisely in the field of hearings. Total amount of the project is 54,785,517.47 lei. This amount is broken down as follows: 46,010,993.85 lei – European Social Fund (ESF) reimbursable funds (83.98386284% of the total eligible project budget) and 8,774,523.62 lei – own contribution from the state budget (16.01613716% of the total eligible budget of the project). Target goup of SIPOCA 53 is 670 prosecutors, clerks and IT specialists from the Public Ministry.
The project SIPOCA 54, its objectives and activities, were exhibited by Mr. Adrian Gavrilescu, project manager. The main purpose of SIPOCA 54 is strengthening the capacity of the Public Ministry in the field of informatics searches, in accordance with the provisions of the new codes, by introducing a unitary set of working methodologies, specialized professional training of the staff and the endowment with equipment and software. Total amount of the project is 14,056,846, 79 lei, broken down as follows: European Social Fund (ESF) – 11.805.482, 93 lei (83.98386284% of the total eligible project budget) and 2.251.363,86 lei (16.0163716% of the total eligible project budget), own contribution from the state budget. The target group is composed by 55 specialists (unique participants) in the field of cyber searches and the technical-scientific findings, employees of the Public Ministry (The Prosecutor’s Office attached to the High Court of Cassation and Justice, The National Anticorruption Directorate and The Directorate for Investigation of Organized Crime and Terrorism), which will benefit by profesional training in order to development of the institutional quality and performance at the judiciary.
Implementation period (starting date – 27 July 2017) is 36 months.