Roundtable: Engaging civil society; protecting EU funds in public procurement

Author
Leo Hoffmann-Axthelm
Date
5 November, 2018
Type
Event
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27 November 2018 – 15:00-17:30

House of the Brussels Capital Region, BREL-room, Rue Royale 2-4, 1000 Brussels

Transparency International EU invites you to an interactive roundtable on 27 November starting at 15:00, followed by a networking drink. The roundtable will bring together EU public procurement stakeholders with a diverse range of civil society organisations currently implementing Integrity Pact pilot projects in 11 EU Member States, with the support of the European Commission (DG REGIO).

Based on experiences midway through the project, the roundtable will discuss opportunities to make use of civil society involvement in combating fraud in public procurement, while expanding the focus to include the different dimensions of fraud detection and prevention – including trainings, data-driven approaches, open contracting, and more.

After wrapping up the roundtable with a view to the post-2020 programming period, we will invite you and all Integrity Pacts partner organisations to a networking drink.

 

Agenda

15:00 Welcome coffee
15:15 Keynote – Margarete Hofmann, Policy Director, European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) 
15:30  Lessons learned from IP project partners and roundtable discussion moderated by Carl Dolan, Transparency International EU

  1. PREVENTION: Focus on how the Integrity Pacts are contributing to prevent corruption in public procurement. Inputs from:
  • Targeted trainings – Karina Carvalho, Transparenciy e Integridade Portugal
  • Additional attention on the process due to CSO engagement, reporting, publicity – Vasja Cepic, TI Slovenia
  • Engaging affected communities and building their interest to monitor beyond the project – Valeria Ferraris, Amapola, Italy
  • Roundtable discussion

 

2. DETECTION: The second part will focus on detection with inputs from:

  • Before the fact: tender preparation – Chiara Putaturo, TI Italy
  • Real time monitoring with RedFlags data tool – Gabriella Nagy, TI Hungary
  • Bridging the gap between oversight authorities – Ingrida Kalinauskienė, TI Lithuania
  • The role of Whistleblowing – Marcin Waszak, Batory Foundation, Poland
  • Roundtable discussion

 

3. INVESTIGATION & SANCTIONING:

  • Interaction with oversight authorities and investigative progress – Chiara Putaturo, TI Italy
  • Roundtable discussion
17:30 Networking drink with all Integrity Pact project partners

 

 

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