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 […]
WP7Individual values and motivations to engage against corruption
Led by Transparency International, this work package aims to:
- Gain a better understanding of how citizens experience and react to daily corruption and of how they can be further mobilised to resist bribe-paying and take action against corruption.
- Review and synthesise the multi-disciplinary state of knowledge on how individual attitudes and motivations on corruption, and civic and political engagement are formed and under what circumstances they are translated into action by drawing on insights from a variety of fields.
- Develop an empirically representative evidence-base on EU citizen’s attitudes and perceptions towards different forms of corruption, with a particular focus on their motivations, strategies and perceived constraints in taking action against it or refraining from doing so (household survey in EU-27 and EU accession countries).
- Explore the socio-economic profile, motivations and focus of concerns of citizens who have reported corruption concerns to help-lines across Europe.
- Gain a detailed understanding of successful individual strategies deployed by citizens to resist corruption.
- Gain a better understanding of how innovative social accountability tools based on collective citizen action (such as budget monitoring and social audits) can support the fight against corruption and how their potential can be fully utilised.
- Review the empirical evidence-base on the scope, use and impact of key social accountability mechanisms around the world (stock-taking exercise).
- Examine in more detail how and with what degree of success these tools are actually being used across Europe (selected case studies, focus groups with users, other stakeholders). The choice of countries for focus group interviews will depend on the results of the household survey.
- Further examine the efficacy and potential of related innovative interventions through field experiments.
Dr. Dieter ZinnbauerTransparency International, Germany (TI)
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