The R2G4P initiative, coordinated by the Center for the Study of Democracy, Bulgaria 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 nine 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 four pillars:
- Established Regional Good Governance Public-Private Partnership Platform (R2G4P) which will combine RCC and RAI’s public sector cooperation capacity with SELDI.net’s expertise to create a sustainable regional public-private partnership for shared good governance solutions.
- Increased capacity of public institutions and NGOs to diagnose and tackle corruption risks through four specialised three-day regional trainings for R2G4P members and annual summer school for 25 outside participants. The training modules will focus on the project’s key methodologies: a) MACPI: Monitoring Anticorruption Policy Implementation; b) Opentender.eu: big data and network analysis with focus on public procurement; and c) tackling state (policy, regulatory) capture and emerging corruption risks.
- Designed shared management and policy anti-corruption solutions, through producing annual SEE Good Governance Reports, each accompanied by nine anticorruption reviews for public institutions, based on MACPI and opentender.eu methods
- Communication and engagement strategy, including an opening conference, annual policy forums, and a closing summit.
The R2GP4 initiative benefits from a € 1.5 million grant from Iceland, Lichtenstein and Norway through the ЕЕА and Norway Grants Fund for Regional Cooperation. The Fund supports:
- Inclusive dialogue and the strengthening of transnational/regional networks, knowledge sharing and policy exchange to accelerate innovation;
- The development of sustainable transnational cooperation structures between the business sector, public sector, civil sector and academia;
- Engagements contributing to and enhancing effectiveness and efficiency in policy development and responses to common European challenges.