The Regional Good Governance Public-Private Partnership Platform (R2G4P) continued its efforts to increase the capacity of its civil society and government partners to monitor, diagnose and tackle corruption risks, through a three-day regional training held on 13-15 December 2022 in Bucharest. While the first training was structured around the initiative’s key methodologies and the second one explored the conceptual framework of illicit finance, the third focused on the use of big data and online surveys for assessing corruption vulnerabilities.
The speakers presented the best methods for studying, measuring, and prosecuting strategic corruption, kleptocracy, and illicit enrichment. They showcased how investigative journalists and civil society could expose shady deals of politically connected companies or ill-gained wealth hidden by politically exposed persons. Representatives of the Romanian anti-corruption authorities shared good practices in the use of electronic databases, such as e-DAI and PREVENT. By the end of the training, the participants built up a capacity to perform network analysis, public procurement risk assessment, and safeguard the distribution and spending of national and EU funds.
Presentation by Kirsty Cunningham, Senior Communications Adviser, U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre, Christian Michelsen Institute, Norway
Presentation by Roxana Pencea-Brădățan, Advocacy Coordinator, Declic, Romania
Presentation by Dr. Ina Kubbe, Researcher and Lecturer at the School of Political Science, Government and International Relations at Tel Aviv University (TAU)
Presentation by Todor Galev, Director of Research, Center for the Study of Democracy, Bulgaria
Presentation by Cătălin Ploae, National Office for Prevention and Control of Money Laundering, Romania
Presentation by Andrei Macsut, Senior Researcher, Romanian Academic Society
Presentation by Misha Popovikj, Head of the Centre for Good Governance, Institute for Democracy ‘Societas Civilis’, North Macedonia
Presentation by Gabriela Alcea. Director of the Supervision Department, National Agency of Public Procurement, Romania
Presentation by Cosmin Pojoranu, Communication Director, Funky Citizens, Romania
Presentation by Maria Jofre, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Transcrime, Italy