Integrity Pact Partner Event: Agenda and Presentations

Author
Alex Johnson
Date
27 June, 2016
Type
Event
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At Transparency International we have developed a tool to help governments, businesses and civil society fight corruption in the field of public procurement. It also serves as an instrument in encouraging citizen engagement and increased social accountability. Integrity Pacts are an agreement between a government offering a procurement contract and the companies bidding for it. The pact states that the companies will abstain from bribery, collusion and other corrupt practices during the execution of a contract. A third party, usually from civil society, then monitors the entire project, to ensure that the process is transparent, clean and fair.

Funded by the European Commission, Transparency International and other civil society organisations are working together to roll out Integrity Pacts for structural and cohesion funded projects in 11 Member States.

In June 2016, we hosted an event that brought together relevant partners that included managing and contracting authorities, civil society monitors, and EU Commission representatives to share experiences and discuss the next steps in this in this ambitious four-year project.

Below you will find the agenda for the day, along with presentations of the panel speakers.

Integrity Pact Partner Event
17 June 2016
Radisson Blu Royal Hotel
Rue du Fosse-aux-Loups 47, Brussels Belgium
Agenda:

 

11:00 – 11:45 OPENING REMARKS

– Mr. Walter Deffaa, Director-General, Directorate General for Regional and Urban Policy, European Commission; Presentation

– Ms. Anne Koch, Director, Europe and Central Asia, Transparency International

– Ms. Anabela Gago, Head of Unit “Organised Crime”, Directorate General for Migration and Home Affairs, European Commission


11:45 – 12:30 Project Partner Expectations, Concerns, Questions (Facilitated/Interactive)


12:30 – 12:50 SESSION I: Support for Public Procurement Practitioners

Moderator: Ms. Zoë Reiter, Integrity Pact Project Manager, Transparency International

– Ms. Anna-Lena Zademach-Schwierz, Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy, European Commission; Presentation


12:50 – 13:00 Questions and Answers


13:00 – 14:00 LUNCH


14:00 – 14:30 SESSION II: Transparency International and Public Procurement

– Ms. Zoë Reiter, Integrity Pact Project Manager, Transparency International Presentation of Integrity Pact Project

– Ms. Claire Martin, Integrity Pact Technical Coordinator, Transparency International:  Role of Civil Society in Promoting Good Governance in Public Procurement: Lessons Learned; Presentation


14:30 – 15:00 Questions and Answers


15:00 – 15:15 SESSION III: Main Takeaways of the new Public Procurement Directives and their Implications for ESI Funds

Moderator: Ms. Zoë Reiter, Integrity Pact Project Manager, Transparency International

– Mr. François Arbault, Head of Unit, Directorate General Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, European Commission; Presentation


15:15 – 15:30 Questions and Answers


15:30 – 16:00 COFFEE BREAK


16:00 – 16:30 SESSION IV: Integrity Pact Case Study: Bulgaria

Moderator: Ms. Zoë Reiter, Integrity Pact Project Manager, Transparency International

– Ms. Michaela Rajkova, Project and Financial Manager, Transparency International Bulgaria

– Ms. Iveta Koleva, Road Infrastructure Agency, Bulgaria; Presentation

– Mr. Ivan Dosev, Road Infrastructure Agency, Bulgaria


16:30 – 16:45 Questions and Answers


16:45 – 17:45 Project Partner Expectations, Concerns, Questions (Facilitated/Interactive)


17:45 –18:00 CLOSING REMARKS

– Ms. Anne Koch, Director, Europe and Central Asia, Transparency International

– Mr. Pascal Boijmans, Head of Unit, Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy, European Commission

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

Want to know more? Get in touch

Nicholas Aiossa

Policy Officer – Misuse of EU Funds; Whistleblowing
naiossa@transparency.org