Chair, Transparency International Macedonia
Professor Slagjana Taseva is professor in criminal law and criminology, Member of the Academic Advisory Board of the International Anticorruption Academy (IACA) in Laxemburg, Austria, former Committee member of the Afghanistan International Anti-Corruption Monitoring and Evaluation Committee(MEC) and Chair of TI Macedonia. Together with her children she has established EURISK Consulting, the Legal Consulting Company.
Being specialised in money laundering, financial crime, corruption and organised crime she holds a PhD in law from Sts. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje where she started her remarkable academic career. After having taught at various academic institutions she was appointed Director of the Police Academy in Skopje (which is a University member) in 2004. In 2006 she became Vice President of the Association of the European Police Colleges. In 2008 she was appointed Dean of the Faculty for Detectives and Criminalists at the European University of the Republic of Macedonia. Since 2010 she is General Manager of EURISK Consulting.
Besides her remarkable professional career, she founded the NGO Transparency International Macedonia in 2001 and in 2006 she became the Chair. From 2002 to 2007 she was President and member of the State Commission for Prevention of Corruption. Furthermore, she was heading the GRECO delegation for the Republic of North Macedonia (2007-2012) and has been elected in the GRECO Bureau. In 2000 – 2005 Professor Taseva has participated in numerous evaluations in Moneyval (Committee of Experts on the Evaluation of Anti-Money Laundering Measures and the Financing of Terrorism) in Latvia and Poland as well as evaluator and reporter for GRECO in several countries including Bosnia and Herzegovina, Belorussia, Lithuania and Russia. Alongside her anti-corruption activities Professor Taseva has also been very active in the field of money laundering. Amongst several studies and research papers she has published the book “Money laundering” in 2003 which second edition has been published in English language in 2007.
She has also contributed her expertise in different government’s agencies as well as in national and international organisations where she was inter alia Senior Anti-Corruption expert for the EU IPA programmes, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) state programme “World Learning” for prevention and repression of corruption in Macedonia in 2007 and manager of the UNDP Regional Project: “Western Balkans Sub-Regional Mechanism for Facilitation of Anti-Corruption Initiatives.” Moreover, she has been evaluator for numerous EU and UNDP projects and programmes to support building of the capacities for the rule of law, anti-corruption and fight against organized crime. Also she was incorporated in numerous good governance and anti-corruption and financial investigations related projects in Kosovo, Moldavia, Kirgizstan, Azerbaijan, Serbia, Ukraine, Turkey, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and other countries.
For the anti-corruption activities Professor Taseva has received several rewards amongst them “Person of the Year 2003” from Forum Magazine and “Person of the Year 2004” from New Women Magazine.
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