In January 2016 the European Commission launched the second phase of the project ‘Integrity Pacts – Civil Control Mechanism for Safeguarding EU Funds’ in cooperation with Transparency International. The aim of this joint project is to find new innovative ways of preventing corrupt practices in EU-funded projects. For the next four years the Commission will support piloting of Integrity Pacts in projects co-financed by ESIF, primarily Cohesion Funds, in EU Member States. This initiative is part of the broader action undertaken by the Commission in tackling fraud and corruption, especially in public procurement.
For more information on Integrity Pacts: https://goo.gl/UAEwws
Integrity Pact in Practice: a Bulgarian example: https://etcp.fr/?p=6397&preview=true
ETCP organises a number of seminars focused on sound financing and efficiency of controls:
- Improving Verification (20-22 February 2017, Paris)
- Fighting Fraud (23-24 March 2017, Munich)
- Integrating Public Procurement, CBA & Revenue (3-4 April 2017, Paris)
For more information have a look at ETCP seminar calendar or contact us for a detailed agenda.