Day Three: Session 1

Session 1 Lessons learned from the EU anticorruption policy

Workshop Special Session

Coordinator: Alina Mungiu-Pippidi, Hertie School of Governance Berlin
Jana Mittermaier, Head of Brussels Office, Transparency International
Date: Saturday 17:00 to 19:00
Location: Nikos Skalkotas Hall

The fight against corruption in the EU is more important than ever. This is underlined by the alarming results of the most recent Transparency International's Corruption Perception Index (CPI) 2008. New EU member state Bulgaria registered a significant decline in its score. At the same time, several other EU member states, particularly those who rank among the top CPI scorers, such as Finland, the United Kingdom and France, showed a sharp decline as well.
The overarching critical perception displayed in the broad decline of CPI scores in some EU member states can be seen as a sign that anti-corruption reforms should not stop with EU membership and that there is heightened awareness about corruption throughout the region. High profile scandals in the public and private sectors have also put a spotlight on corruption.
The workshop will provide a platform for key EU, political stakeholders, and academic to discuss the impact of EU anti-corruption policy and instruments aiming at the development of recommendations why there is a need for change, what could be changed and how

Moderator: Franz-Hermann Brüner, Director General, European Anti-Fraud Office, OLAF
Rapporteur: Natalia Graur , Research Assistance, Europe and Central Asia Department, Transparency International

Marc-Arno Hartwig,
European Commission DG, Justice, Liberty and Security

Joanna Bezcala, European Commission DG, Justice, Liberty and Security
Alina Mungiu-Pippidi, Hertie School of Governance, Berlin
Monica Macovei, UK Consultant to the Prime Minister of the Former Yugoslavian Republic of Macedonia
Ian Harden, Deputy Ombudsman, EU
Meglena Plugchieva, Deputy Prime Minister, Bulgaria