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Containing Corruption

Alex Johnson
19 January, 2017

Venue: Résidence Palace – International Press Center 155, rue de la Loi – Blok C 1040 Brussels
Date: February 7th 2017, 10.15-17.30

What factors promote or hinder the development of effective anti-corruption policies and impartial government institutions? The ANTICORRP (Anticorruption Policies Revisited: Global Trends and European Responses to the Challenges of Corruption) program and the Quality of Government (QoG) Institute cordially invite you to attend a conference where we present some of the main results of this large scale interdisciplinary research consortium funded by the European Commission. The conference counts among its speakers some of the leading scholars of the ANTICORRP program, with expertise on corruption and quality of government, from several European institutions. The aim of the conference is to present the main findings of this five- year research effort and to foster a dialogue between scholars, experts, policy professionals and international organizations on viable alternatives to improve governments and contain corruption.

The event is free of charge and lunch will be provided.

To register please respond by February 5th to

First Session:
10.15-12.30: Introduction by Scientific Coordinator Monika Bauhr and Project Manager Andreas Bågenholm (Quality of Government Institute).
Presentations by:
Monika Bauhr, Associate Professor (Quality of Government Institute): Containing corruption and promoting better governments.
Alena Ledeneva, Professor (University College London): Innovations in corruption studies and evidence from the Global Informality Project.
Alina Mungiu-Pippidi, Professor (Hertie School of Governance): A new actionable way of measuring public integrity and the evidence base of anticorruption regulation.
Questions & Discussion


Second Session:
14.00-17.30: Introduction by Scientific Coordinator Monika Bauhr
Dia Anagnostou, Assistant Professor (Hellenic foundation for European and Foreign policy): Does international and EU law promote more effective state regulation to tackle corruption?
Nicholas Charron, Associate Professor (Quality of Government Institute): Perceptions and experiences of EU citizens with corruption.
Victor Lapuente, Associate Professor (Quality of Government Institute): Bureaucracy and corruption.
Mihaly Fazekas, Research Associate (University of Cambridge, UK) Perils of development funding? The tale of EU funds and grand corruption in Central and Eastern Europe.
Marcia Grimes, Associate Professor (Quality of Government Institute): Building accountability. Transparency, civil society and administrative responses.

15.25-15.45: Discussion

15.45-16.00: COFFEE BREAK

16.00-17.10: Paolo Mancini, Professor (University of Perugia): The “politics of trust” and the news media coverage of corruption.
Dieter Zinnbauer, Program Manager and Researcher (Transparency International): Reporting corruption across Europe – glass half-full or half empty?
Andreas Bågenholm, Senior Lecturer (Quality of Government Institute): The electoral impact of corruption.
Salvatore Sberna, Research Associate (European University Institute): Vicious circle connecting organized crime and political corruption. How to recognize and to break it.
Davide Torsello, Associate Professor (Center for Business Integrity, Business School Budapest), Corruption and culture in public administration. Explaining the unsuspected link.

17.10-17.30: Discussion

To register please respond by February 5th to