During February 24 and 25 the Special Investigation Service (STT) also involving the specialists of the Public Relations Department of the Latvian Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau (KNAB) will deliver workshops on communication and public relations to the officers of the Anti-Corruption Department with the General Prosecutor of Republic of Azerbaijan (herein – the Department).
These workshops are a part of the Twinning Program project „Support for the Anti-Corruption Department with the Prosecutor General of the Republic of Azerbaijan“ awarded to Lithuania (the STT) and financed from the funds of the European Commission.
During the workshops the experts will speak to the officers of the Department and the Prosecutor office about the importance of communication and public relations strategies, the main principles of working out such strategies, organisation of press conferences for informing about the corruption-related offences and corruption prevention issues. Communication experts will consult on how to identify target groups, to work with them, to make surveys seeking to find out public opinion on activities of the institution.
“The main purpose of the workshops is provide as much knowledge and information as possible to make public relations work of the Department more efficient. Thought – out and target orientated communication will help this institution to enjoy more trust of the society and its support in combating the complex phenomenon of corruption”, says Ilze Leimane, officer of the Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau of Latvia.
While implementing this project the STT is contributing to realisation of the strategies of the EU policies for 2008 to 2013 promoting closer cooperation of the EU with neighbouring states, support to their objectives and integration processes, creation and development of safety and stability zone in the EU neighbourhood, encouragement of active participation of the EU countries in strengthening freedom, security and justice in the countries to the east of the EU.