Implementing shared anti-corruption and good governance solutions in Southeast Europe: innovative practices and public-private partnerships

Project facts

Lead project partner:
Center for the Study of Democracy (CSD)(BG)
Project Number:
RF-COOPERATION-0010
Status:
In implementation
Initial project cost:
€1,458,149
Beneficiary partners:
Albanian Center for Economic Research (ACER)(AL)
Center for Democratic Transition(ME)
Civic Association "Why not"(BA)
European Policy Centre - CEP(RS)
GTI Government Transparency Institute Ltd.(HU)
Institute for Democracy "Societas Civilis" Skopje(MK)
Institute of Public Finance(HR)
Regional Anti-corruption Initiative Secretariat(BA)
Regional Cooperation Council(BA)
Romanian Academic Society(RO)
State Commission for Prevention of Corruption(MK)
Expertise partners:
Christian Michelsen Institute(NO)

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Description

The project aims to deliver shared anticorruption solutions to increase the accountability of state institutions and strengthen civil society and the rule of law in SEE through capacity building on implementing best practice European social research innovation instruments. The action aims to close anticorruption policy implementation and public procurement gaps across SEE, which will amplify the impact of the planned increase in EU infrastructure support until 2025. The focus will be placed on 9 beneficiary countries (Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, Romania, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, North Macedonia, Montenegro, and Serbia).

The public-private partnership approach will allow target groups to share solutions across EU and non-EU borders in SEE, based on 4 pillars: 

  1. Established Regional Good Governance Public-Private Partnership Platform (R2G4P) which will create a sustainable regional public-private partnership for shared good governance solutions.
  2. Increased capacity of public institutions and NGOs to diagnose and tackle corruption risks through 4 specialised three-day regional trainings for R2G4P members and annual summer school for 25 outside participants.  The training modules will include: a) MACPI: Monitoring Anticorruption Policy Implementation; b) Opentender.eu: big data and network analysis to develop innovative risk indicators; and c) tackling state (policy, regulatory) capture and emerging corruption risks. Manuals will guide each module.
  3. Designed shared management and policy anti-corruption solutions, through producing annual SEE Good Governance Reports, each accompanied by 9 anticorruption reviews for public institutions, based on MACPI and opentender.eu methods.
  4. Communication and engagement strategy, including an opening conference, annual policy forums, and a closing summit.

Information on the projects funded by the EEA and Norway Grants is provided by the Programme and Fund Operators in the Beneficiary States, who are responsible for the completeness and accuracy of this information.