Policy & Dissemination Conference The Conference will present results of ANTICORRP Work Package 9. Preliminary Programme: 9:30-9:45 Welcome (Caterina Chinnici, MEP) Introduction about ANTICORRP (Alberto Vannucci, Unipi) 9:45-10:15 Research line 1: Political Corruption and Organised Crime in Europe I. Political corruption and Organised Crime in Europe (Alberto Vannucci, Unipi) II. Policy implications and recommendations (Salvatore […]
Recording from Athens, 9 May 2016, 14:10 – 15:30. Corruption has by now been recognised as a major policy problem across the world. Governments across the European continent, from Greece to Iceland, are trying to address the issue with different approaches. The recent publication of the Panama Papers again highlighted the varying success of these […]
The International Centre for Collective Action (ICCA) at the Basel Institute on Governance will hold a conference on “Collective Action: Evidence, Experience and Impact” on 20 – 21 October 2016 in Basel, Switzerland. Further information including registration details, conference agenda and logistical information will be provided shortly here on the B20 Collective Action Hub; alternatively, […]
The School of Communication and Media, jointly with the Slovak Section of Association of European Journalists, is organising a seminar at which they will present results of its research activities related to media coverage of corruption and corrupt practices in the media and among journalists. The seminar, which is funded by the EU FP7 ANTICORRP project, […]
Hacettepe University, together with Transparency International (TI) Turkey , is hosting a one day conference on governance institutions in Turkey. Keynote speakers include Hansjörg Haber, Ambassdor of the European Union to Turkey and Drago Kos, Chair of the OECD Working Group on Briber. At the event TI Turkey will launch its latest National Integrity Assessment Report. Furhter […]
ANTICORRP was a large-scale research project funded by the European Commission’s Seventh Framework Programme. The project started in March 2012 and ended February 2017. The full name is Anticorruption Policies Revisited: Global Trends and European Responses to the Challenge of Corruption. Its central objective was to investigate factors that promote or hinder the development of effective anti-corruption policies. The project consisted of twenty research groups in fifteen EU countries. It was interdisciplinary in nature, and brought together researchers from anthropology, criminology, economics, gender studies, history, law, political science, public policy and public administration. The project was organised into four thematic pillars, which include 11 substantive work packages.
What factors promote or hinder the development of effective anticorruption policies and impartial government institutions? The ANTICORRP project and the Quality of Government (QoG) invited policy-makers, civil society representatives and academics to a conference in Brussels trying to surmise the final results of the ANTICORRP project. The conference counted among its speakers some of the […]
As the ANTICORRP project is entering its last year, our researchers are not getting restless. On the contrary: as the results of our research are more and more crystallising, we are organised events across Europe to present our research to the public and explain our view on the fight against corruption. Three of these events […]
“Things are moving, things are changing – but they aren’t changing in big steps, they are changing in millimetres” This was one of the conclusions put forward by Drago Kos, Chair of the OECD Working Group on Bribery and member of the ANTICORRP Advisory Board. He took part in a roundtable of anti-corruption experts that […]
The V-Dem and ANTICORRP Policy Dialogue Conference achieved exactly what is was set out to do: to create an opportunity for a true dialogue between policymakers and academics, an exchange that both sides were able to benefit from. Our anti-corruptoin researchers used the opportunity to enter a dialogue with representatives from the OECD, SIDA, GIZ, Transparency International and many more.
This case study reports about the collusion scandal behind the widespread wiretapping operations of various journalists. The report, however, focuses mainly on one part of the affair, namely the clear collusion between a journalist from the daily Pravda, and a top politician – a Member of Parliament, whose conversations were also recorded. MP Robert Kaliňák […]
The present article analyzes a relatively unusual case, in which a quasi-investigative journalist, working in an entirely independent capacity, succeeded in uncovering and foiling an international money laundering attempt. This extremely significant story reveals the existence of a complex legal framework for tackling money-laundering operations in the EU. In this particular instance, local police and […]
What is the impact of corruption on citizens’ voting behavior? There is a growing literature on an increasingly ubiquitous puzzle in many democratic countries: that corrupt officials continue to be re-elected by voters. In this study we address this issue with a novel theory and newly collected original survey data for 24 European countries. The […]
This policy paper identifies two key dilemmas of the EU’s rule of law promotion: 1. The problem of supporting unaccountable reformers in a partisan way (ownership dilemma); 2. The problem of valuing quantity over quality (change vs. stability dilemma). It is argued that these dilemmas reinforce legal pathologies which undermine the rule of law in Central and Eastern Europe. The paper offers two unconventional policy recommendations to enhance the quality of rule of law reform and assessment.