On 5-8 September, the Council of Europe, in cooperation with the International Business Council and the Anti-Corruption Business Council of Kyrgyzstan, organised a training of trainers in Bishkek. The event was attended by over 30 private sector representatives, including business associations, small and medium-sized enterprises, and corporations.
The objective of the training was to improve the trainers' understanding of corporate anti-corruption legislation and the tools available to prevent corporate corruption and promote good corporate governance.
The discussions focussed on concepts such as ethics and codes of conduct, policies, and measures for whistle-blower protection. Council of Europe experts and the training participants also addressed the topic of good procurement practices and co-operation with civil society and the public sector.
As a result of the training, participants will be able to introduce and disseminate the knowledge on anti-corruption compliance in their own institutions.
This activity was organised by the Action on “Promoting Transparency and Action against Economic Crime” of the Central Asia Rule of Law Programme 2020-2024, a joint initiative co-funded by the European Union and the Council of Europe and implemented by the Council of Europe.