anti corupsioniThe European Institute Pashko in cooperation with the Institute for Democracy and Mediation organized a roundtable on anti-corruption mechanisms in the public administration in Albania, where they presented two Policy Papers focusing on Public Procurement and Internal Audit. These policy documents were presented also in the European Commission and the European Parliament in Brussels.

The event was organized under the TRAIN 2017 program (Think Tank Providing Research and Advocacy Interaction and Networking) supported by the German Pact for South East Europe and the German Foreign Relations Council (GDAP). The TRAIN program unites every year researchers and Think Tanks from Western Balkan countries under a predetermined research topic. For 2017, policy documents for the Balkan countries were produced in the framework of the fight against corruption.

 

The round table was attended by students from the European University of Tirana, representatives from the German Embassy in Tirana and the Delegation of the European Union to Albania and relevant field experts. The activity was moderated by the President of the European Institute Pashko, Prof. Assoc. Selami Xhepa.

Policy Papers proposed recommendations for improving public procurement decision making and internal auditing in public administration institutions, by highlighting the role of mechanisms for systematic capture and punishment of corrupt practices, the system and the institutional balance between institutions and the reduction of pressure of political control over public decision-making. In-depth discussions were held between participants and experts in the field, producing further reflections.

 

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