EVENT: How Can Civil Society Help Prevent Fraud in Public Procurement?

Alex Johnson
10 March, 2016

Public money is at risk of being lost to misappropriation, fraud, and even corruption. That’s why transparency is essential. The new Red Flags project aims to enhance the transparency of public procurement in Hungary and supports the fight against corruption in public funds. It provides an interactive tool that allows the monitoring of procurement processes and their implementation by civil society, journalists and public officials to catch fraud risks.


The first session will introduce K-Monitor and Transparency International Hungary’s new Red Flag project, and will include interventions from the EU Commission.

The second session will highlight other projects, including DIGIWHIST and the Integrity Pact project, which also can inspire more citizen engagement through the use of social accountability mechanisms.
NOTE: Unfortunately, due to the tragic terrorist attacks in Brussels on 22 March 2016, this event was cancelled. The presentations that were to be given by the various speakers during this event can be found below:
Transparency International Hungary
Below can be found the agenda:
22 March 2016, 15.00 – 17.30
European Parliament, Altiero Spinelli 5E1

15:00 – 15:10 WELCOME COFFEE
15:10 – 15:15 OPENING REMARKSMr. Benedek Jávor, Member of the European Parliament
  15:15 – 15:45 SESSION I: Preventing Fraud and Red FlagsModerator: Mr. Benedek Jávor, Member of the European ParliamentMr.Frank Michlik, Head of Fraud Prevention, Reporting and Analysis Unit, OLAF

Ms. Gabriella Nagy, Head of public funds programmes, Transparency International Hungary

Ms. Anita Koncsik, Lawyer and Senior Researcher, K-monitor

15:45 – 16:15 Questions and Answers
16:15 – 16:45  
SESSION II: Citizen Engagement and Social Accountability Tools Moderator: Mr. Carl Dolan, Director, Transparency International EU OfficeMs.Zoë Reiter, Transparency International, Integrity Pact Project ManagerDr. Luciana Cingolani, Postdoctoral researcher, Hertie School of Governance, DIGIWHIST

Mr. François Arbault, Head of Unit, Public Procurement Strategy DG GROW, EU Commission

16:45 – 17:15 Questions and Answers
17:15 –17:20 CLOSING REMARKSMr. Carl Dolan, Director, Transparency International EU Office


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Related Projects

Integrity Pacts

Through transparency and monitoring Integrity Pacts improve trust and accountability in public procurement.

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