ERCAS joins other elite organisations as consultant for worldwide discussion on integrity and corruption.
For the first time, the European Research Centre for Anti-Corruption and State-Building (ERCAS) joined a group of prominent organisations as a “knowledge partner” for the OECD Global Anti-Corruption & Integrity Forum, held on 30-31 March in Paris. Other knowledge partners included Transparency International EU, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), among others.
The high-level forum of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development brings together nearly 1500 participants annually, serving as the premier public event on integrity and anti-corruption worldwide. This year’s motto was "Breaking Inequality: Integrity for Inclusive Growth".
As a knowledge partner, ERCAS consulted the OECD on the conception of the forum – featured topics, session discussions, speakers – and had a space at the forum to disseminate research results and publications. ERCAS director Alina Mungiu-Pippidi, Professor of Democracy Studies, was also a featured panelist for the discussion “(Re-) Gaining Public Trust through Integrity”.
ERCAS was established at the Hertie School in 2012. Mungiu-Pippidi leads the centre, which examines state-building and anti-corruption from a state-society perspective, focusing on the interplay of formal and informal institutions, governance regimes, norm transitions and the role of ethics in these spheres.
You can learn more about ERCAS here.