Το Ινστιτούτο Έρευνας Ρυθμιστικών Πολιτικών συμμετέχει στη διεθνή δημόσια συζήτηση για την βελτίωση του σχεδιασμού, της εφαρμογής και της αξιολόγησης των δημόσιων πολιτικών.
Η διεθνής παρουσία του ΙΝΕΡΠ επικεντρώνεται στην ανάδειξη θεωρητικών και πρακτικών όψεων της οργανωσιακής και διοικητικής πραγματικότητας οι οποίες συμβάλλουν στον εμπλουτισμό της γνώσης και της εμπειρίας μας.
Η κατεύθυνση της έρευνας του ΙΝΕΡΠ βρίσκεται στην ανάδειξη των ιδιοτυπικών ταυτοτήτων των δημοσίων οργανώσεων και την συζευξή τους με τα υπόλοιπα κοινωνικά συστήματα.
First Regional Anti-Corruption Workshop, Sofia/BG, 10-11 December 2012
INERP was invited as non-governmental expert organization/association to the EU Anti-Corruption Report First Regional Workshop on 10-11 December in Sofia, Bulgaria. The Commission organised the regional workshop as part of the preparations of the EU Anti-Corruption Report in order to obtain information from various partners on related issues in Member States and to inform stakeholders about Commission's work in the fight against corruption. In the first regional workshop participated experts from 13 Member States and Croatia. The second regional workshop will take place in Gothenburg, Sweden in March 2013 and will involve the remaining 14 Member States. Both workshops follow the same agenda. The European Commission's Communication "Fighting corruption in the EU" can be found here. The EU delegation's presentation to the workshop can be found here. The Agenda of the workshop can be found here.
The Commission has invited up to six experts per Member State from public authorities, academia, NGOs, business sector and media.
The Communication C(2011) 3673 established the EU Anti-corruption reporting mechanism for periodic assessment ("EU Anticorruption Report"). The Commission is also considering setting up a web-based platform or allocating a Commission email address for public consultations on corruption related matters in view of the EU Anti-Corruption Report.
In the Sofia’s workshop all the mentioned practices identified within group discussions were country-specific (i.e. based on actual experiences of the countries) and not of general/theoretical nature. The discussion was focused in good and negative practices regarding:
1.1. Financing of political parties and electoral campaigns (e.g. donations, effectiveness of supervision);
1.2. Integrity of elected officials (including federal/central/regional and local level) – conflict of interests’ situations (e.g. unjustified difference of wealth);
1.3. Systemic obstacles to investigation, prosecution, and/or adjudication of corruption cases (e.g. lack of knowledge/expertise; excessive length of proceedings);
1.4. Transparency of lobbying.
2.1. Prevention and fight against corruption in the private sector (Areas most vulnerable to private sector corruption, e.g. construction and building; practices in dealing with liability, criminal or not, of legal persons);
2.2. Protection and incentivising of whistleblowers in both public and private sector;
2.3. Ownership and independence of media.
3.1. Impact of specialised anti-corruption agencies/services/institutions/bodies – (prevention and law enforcement);
3.2. Capacity of the judiciary to deal with corruption cases, including aspects of integrity within the judiciary;
3.3. Examples of institutions’ success (e.g.: Ombudsman, tax authorities).
4.1. Transparency and easy access to information on public spending;
4.2. Practices for detection and removal of conflicts of interests in public procurement (e.g. standardisation of procedures);
4.3. Practices of effective red flagging systems and of centralising data for detecting fraud and corruption in public procurement;
4.4. The most common fields/activities within the public sector vulnerable to corruption or affected by corruption in each country.
The results of the workshop will be used by the first EU Anti-Corruption Report, as well as for the standardisation of the evaluation instrument.