Transparency International’s EU chapters and local partners - joint address to EU leaders
Civil society groups from across the EU urge the European Council, Parliament and the Commission to prioritize anti-fraud and anti-corruption measures for the funds that will be disbursed through the next round of financing.
The next seven-year European Union (EU) budget – the ‘MFF’ – and COVID-19 recovery funds are at risk of abuse unless open, data-driven and participatory oversight mechanisms to protect public contracts are put in place, said 27 civil society organizations in a joint address to EU leaders.
Signatories ask EU leaders to complement ambitious financing plans with anti-corruption provisions, measures to increase the amount and quality of public contracting data as well as participatory control mechanisms.
Integrity Pacts - a tool for preventing corruption in public contracting
Each year, governments spend huge sums of money on public procurement – funding roads, bridges, schools, water and power supply, other community improvements… But with these vast expenditures, opportunities for corruption are rife.
Integrity Pacts were developed as a tool for preventing corruption in public contracting.
In 11 countries across the EU, Transparency International and the European Commission are piloting ‘Integrity Pacts’ – a collaborative approach to public procurement.
Fifteen civil society organizations have been involved in the pilot Integrity Pacts project, including Transparency International Romania and Institutul pentru Politici Publice.
Launching two monitoring reports through the Integrity Pacts’ project
Transparency International Romania and the Institute for Public Policy will launch two monitoring reports elaborated through the project Integrity Pacts - Civil control mechanisms for safeguarding the EU funds - Phase 2, funded by the European Commission.
The event will take place Wednesday, 4th of March, at Impact Hub Universitate, Tudor Arghezi street, from 14:00 to 16:00.
During the event will be presented the two reports, having as main theme the way of carrying out the public procurements in the next projects:
Increasing the coverage and inclusion of the property registration system in rural areas in Romania, implemented by ANCPI, funded though the Regional Operational Programme (POR) 2014-2020.
E-cultura: The digital library of Romania, implemented by the Ministry of Culture, funded though the Competitiveness Operational Programme (POC) 2014-2020.
The Integrity Pacts are a corruption prevention tool, promoting an efficient management of public contracts. The project is initiated by Transparency International, proposed by The European Commission for increasing the efficiency and transparency in public procurements and is now implemented in 11 EU member states.
Transparency International Romania and the Institute for Public Policy, implementing together the project Integrity Pacts - Civil control mechanisms for safeguarding the EU funds - Phase 2, launched Wednesday, 4th of March 2020, two monitoring reports. The project is funded by the European Commission.
The event took place Wednesday, 4th of March 2020, and brought together many representatives from public institutions, NGOs and public procurement experts.
The two reports have as main theme the way of carrying out the public procurements in the next projects:
The first independent monitoring report issued through the Integrity Pacts
Transparency International Romania and the Institute for Public Policy launch today the first independent monitoring report resulted after signing the Integrity Pact with the National Agency for Cadaster and Real Estate Advertising (ANCPI)
Launching the first independent monitoring report of the E-cultura project
Transparency International Romania and the Institute for Public Policy published today 25th of June 2019 the first independent monitoring report based on the Integrity Pact signed with the Ministry of Culture and National Identity (MCNI).
On October 10 2019, within the European Week of Regions and Cities, took place the workshop “Civil society helping to bring ESIF closer to citizens”. In the foreground of the event was the project Integrity Pacts - civilian control mechanisms for safeguarding EU funds. The workshop was moderated by our colleague, Irina Lonean, Transparency International Romania’s project coordinator.
Speakers included representatives of Managing Authority of the Region of Attica (Greece), Slovenian Ministry of Health, Transparency International Slovenia and National Agency for Cadastre and Land Registration – ANCPI (Romania). The workshop created a proper framework for participants’ interactions, for the exchange of good practices obtained during the project implementation. The activity was also attended by representatives from the other countries that develop the Integrity Pacts project and who presented their perspectives and experiences on the proposed topics.