Work package 12, which was led by TI and since late 2013 is led by HERTIE, includes all partner organizations. In accordance with Annex 1 of the Grant Agreement, the aim of Work package 12 is to ensure that the research activities and findings of the consortium enjoy maximum visibility, multimedia versatility, as well as use and engagement by a range of relevant audiences.
The dissemination work of the ANTICORRRP fostered an exchange with the academic community and sought to engage other researchers with the work put forward by the project. As a policy oriented project, however, ANTICORRP also tried to disseminate its research results to the wider public and, in particularly, feed it into the policy-making process. These different stakeholders were closely kept in mind when the dissemination strategy, plan and budget were developed during the first two reporting periods. All consortium members were engaged in contributing to the dissemination efforts.
A key focus of dissemination efforts was to build an online presence for the project and to provide a platform for exchange with key stakeholders. After it was redesigned, http://anticorrp.eu was launched in early 2014. It successfully served as a platform to present the work of the ANTICORRP project and to connect to practitioners and key stakeholders. Together with the project’s twitter account it was successfully used to share information, in combination with partners’ websites and newsletters. Project results were also shared through partner websites, especially the Anti-Corruption Research Network (ACNR, established by TI, active until 2015) and the European Research Centre for Anti-Corruption and State-Building (ERCAS, established by HERTIE). As part of the project’s dissemination efforts, the project also produced a series of interviews with key anti-corruption experts which were shared on YouTube.
The project also published three issue specific websites:
- http://integrity-index.org, which presents the Index of Public Integrity (IPI), a new more objective and actionable way to measure corruption
- http://in-formality.com, a global online resource on the world’s informal practices
- http://tendertracking.eu, an online tracking system for Hungarian public procurement contracts.
Throughout the course of the project, ANTICORRP researchers established a steady presence on international events relevant for anti-corruption research and for policymakers and practitioners working in the field. As the project progressed and more research results came in, ANTICORRP researchers were more often represented at academic and non-academic events. While ANTICORRP organised some events independently, the report below shows the large number of organisations that invited ANTICORRP researchers to speak at their events or that co-organised events with consortium members.
As part of the dissemination plan, a series of research to policy workshops and other events were planned in consultation with all consortium members. Project partners were able to apply for funds to organise such dissemination events. 18 such events took place until the end of the project and research from all substantive work packages was presented across many different countries in the EU and beyond. While the events varied in size, they all managed to engage policy-makers and practitioners and thus helped to disseminate research results to key stakeholders.
Finally, ANTICORRP produced a large amount of academic research, which was and will be published in thirteen books (five are forthcoming), almost 50 academic articles and five special issues (three forthcoming). This vast amount of research was also reflected in the projects media presence, which resulted at least over 60 media mentions (mostly through newspaper articles). Many ANTICORRP researchers are recognised by the media as key experts in their field. At the end of the project all objectives of WP12 were thus fulfilled.