Following several corruption scandals that occurred in 2013 and 2014 in the procurement and construction processes of EXPO2015 Milano, the President of ANAC (Autoritá Nationale Anticorruzione – National Anti-corruption Authority of Italy) was committed functions of supervision and guarantee of the fairness and transparency of the procurement procedures related to the implementation of the event in June 2014. As part of this assignment in July 2014 ANAC established a special operational unit (UOS) to monitor the projects of the EXPO 2015.

A workshop on “Co-operation between Financial Intelligence Units (FIUs) and Law Enforcement Agencies in fighting against money laundering and recovering illicit assets”, organised by the IMF Legal Department in collaboration with the Basel Institute of Governance (BIG) and the Istituto Superiore Internazionale di Scienze Criminali (ISISC), was held in Syracuse, Italy, during the period 4 – 8 October 2010.

In conjunction with the International Institute of Higher Studies in Criminal Sciences (ISISC), ICAR conducted a 5-day training workshop on mutual legal assistance and misuse of offshore structures for countries of the MENA region in Syracuse, Sicily during the period 3-7 November 2014.