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The Role of Civil Society in Combating Corruption

Brussels, Belgium
26 to 29 January 2009
35 Other issues (Complete)
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The participants are nominated by the respective ministry or national authority of the beneficiary country.

Part of series: No                          Multi country



Aim of the Assistance

The seminar was considered in the context of the recent reiteration of corruption as a major problem for the EU candidate/potential candidate countries in the enlargement strategy and progress reports of the European Commission published a in early November 2008,and also given the great interest of the civil society from the beneficiary countries. The main aim of the meeting is thus to bring together representatives of civil society from the target countries in order to: 1. improve their know-how of European legislation and European and international practices in the field of combating corruption, including recent developments and relevant debates; 2. introduce them to the EU programmes and actions on transparency, accountability and good governance in the context of fighting corruption; 3. to provide them with an opportunity to exchange views, experience and good practice on the subject with relevant EU institutions, European level platform organisations working in the same field and among themselves, Other aims of the study visit are to inform the participants about the European Union at a general level: its structure and mechanisms, its decision making process, the institutions and other main relevant policies; it will inform about funding sources, both at EU level and in their region (particularly in view of their countries' status as candidate and potential candidate). Furthermore, the study visit also aims to stimulate the creation of networks between civil society organisations in the target countries and the relevant EU institutions and departments and EU platform civil society organisations, in order to strengthen and empower the civil society in these countries. The study visit will bring together 48 participants coming from the 8 countries. Each group of 6 participants from each country should consist of 2 representatives of the civil society (NGOs working in the field of good governance, transparency, accountability and fighting corruption), 2 representatives of chambers of commerce, and 2 journalists, preferably with a proved background of investigating cases of corruption.

EU legislation / adm. infrastructure

EU Convention on Protection of the European Communities' Financial Interests (OLAF), 1995 The Convention on the Fight against Corruption involving officials of the European Communities or officials of MS of the EU, 1997 The EU Convention against corruption in the private sector, 1997 The EU Council Framework Decision 2003/568/JHA on combating corruption in the private sector, 2003 The EU directives on fighting money laundering The EU verification mechanism for Bulgaria and Romania, 2006 The EU debarment system (DG Budget) The European Community (as regional economic integration organization) ratified the UNCAC in 2008

Proposed action

Multi-country study visit

Beneficiary Institution

Civil society organizations

Target Audience

Civil Society Organisations

Documents produced by logo Taiex


Document Agenda_31864.doc

Ms Cornelia Abel

Programme Coordinator South Eastern Europe

Transparency International Secretariat

Document Cornelia Abel - TI - Assessing Corruption.ppt
Document Cornelia Abel - TI - Civil Society fighting corruption at state level 270109.ppt

Ms Brigitte Alfter


Brigitte Alfter

Document Brigitte Alfter - Journalists help journalists - 290109.ppt

Ms Joanna Beczala


European Commission

Document Joanna Beczala - Corruption - Eurobarometer 2008 - 270109.ppt

Mr Cristian Buchiu


European Commission

Document Workshop - Icebreaker - Questions of Groups.doc

Mr Francisco Cardona


OECD - Organisation of Economic Cooperation and Development

Document Francisco Cardona - Sigma - EU OECD Cooperation 270109.ppt

Mr Alexandros Karides


European Parliament

Document EP Visit - European Parliament Introduction.ppt

Ms Micol Martinelli

Advisor International Affairs


Document Micol Martinelli - Eurochambres presentation. 290109.ppt

Ms Jana Mittermeier


Transparency International

Document Jana Mittermaier - TI - General Presentation 290109l.ppt
Document Jana Mittermeier - TI - Understanding corruption and its dynamics 270109.ppt
Document Jana Mittermeir - TI - Workshop.ppt
Document Transparency International - Overview - Anti-Corruption Monitoring in the EU.pdf

Ms Raluca Pruna


European Commission

Document Raluca Pruna - EU Anti-Corruption Policy 270109.ppt

Mr Paul Radu


The Romanian Center for Investigative Journalism

Document Paul Radu - Follow the money - Manual for Investigating Corruption Online.pdf

Ms Laura Sanz-Levia

Administrative Officer

Council of Europe

Document Laura Sanz Levia - Council of Europe - GRECO - 290109.ppt

Ms Olga Savran

Senior Advisor


Document Olga Savran - OECD - Public Sector Corruption 270109.ppt

Mr François Vincke

Chairman of the Anti-Corruption Commission

International Chamber of Commerce

Document Francois Vincke - Private Sector Corruption 270109.ppt

Ms Sabine Zwaenepoel

Member of the Cabinet of Commissioner Kuneva

European Commission

Document Sabine Zawenpoel - Fight against corruption and Enlargement - 270109.ppt
Document EU Justice and Home Affairs Acquis - 2008.pdf

Mr Erik de Keuleneer


Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB)

Document Eric de Keuleneer - Corruption in the financial markets 29012009.ppt

Mr Alain van Hamme


European Commission

Document Alain Van Hamme - Sigma - EU OECD Cooperation 270109.ppt