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ANTI-CORRUPTION AND ANTI-FRAUD IN RELATION TO THE USE OF EUROPEAN STRUCTURAL AND INVESTMENT FUNDS

Organised by the European Commission in co-operation with Transparency International

OPENING SESSION

Chair: Pascal Boijmans, Head of Unit, DG Regional and Urban Policy, European Commission

Opening and welcome
Vera Jourova, Minister of Regional Development, Czech Republic

Keynote addresses
Radim Bureš, Director of Transparency International Czech Republic
Walter Deffaa, General Director of DG Regional and Urban Policy, European Commission
Daniel Braun, Deputy Minister of Regional Development, Czech Republic
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WORKSHOPS

I. Fraud Risk Assessment and Management in ESI Funds

Chair: Leif Högnäs,
Fraud Prevention Officer, DG Regional and Urban Policy, European Commission
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II. Identifying and Monitoring Risky Projects: ARACHNE Tool

Chair: Mark Schelfhout,
Head of Unit, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, European Commission
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III. Preventing Fraud and Corruption in Public Procurement (Morning session)

Chair: Frank Michlik,
Head of Unit, OLAF, European Commission

Measures for Identifying and Reducing Fraud and Corruption Risks in Public Procurement Anti-Corruption Measures under the New EU Public Procurement Directives
Mateusz Chylarecki, OLAF, European Commission
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Jaroslav Kracun, DG Internal Market and Services, European Commission
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III. Preventing Fraud and Corruption in Public Procurement (Afternoon session)

Chair: Radim Bureš, Programme Director of Transparency International Czech Republic

What Can be Done to Prevent Fraud and Corruption in Public Procurement in the ESI Funded Projects?

Miroslav Kruchina, Head of Unit, Supreme Audit Office, Czech Republic
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Panel discussion

  • Martin Čech, Ministry of Regional Development, Czech Republic
  • Michal Fiala, Supreme Prosecutors Office
  • Lenka Fodorová, Head of Irregularities Unit, Managing Authority North-East
  • Helena Joachimsthalerová, Legal Department, Transparency International Czech Republic
  • Martin Kubš, Ministry of Finance/Audit Authority

CLOSING SESSION

Chair: Pascal Boijmans, Head of Unit, DG Regional and Urban Policy, European Commission

Whistleblowing
Radka Pavlišová, Head of the Legal Section, Transparency International Czech Republic
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Reporting suspected corruption and fraud

Lukáš Wagenknecht, Deputy Minister of Finance, Czech Republic
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Leif Högnäs, Fraud Prevention Officer, DG Regional and Urban Policy, European Commission
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Concluding remarks
Pascal Boijmans, Head of Unit, DG Regional and Urban Policy, European Commission

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