A High-level conference marking the 20th anniversary of GRECO will be organised under the auspices of the French Presidency of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe on Monday 17 June 2019 from 9:25 to 14:30 in Room 1 of the Palais de l’Europe (Strasbourg, France).

This anniversary will provide the opportunity to take stock of GRECO’s achievements, assess its member States’ additional needs, anticipate emerging corruption challenges and risks and propose a forward-looking anti-corruption agenda for the Council of Europe and GRECO, as a pan-European centre of anti-corruption monitoring and expertise.

09.25 - 10.10

Opening of the Conference
  • Thorbjørn Jagland, Secretary General of the Council of Europe
  • Nicole Belloubet, Minister of Justice of France
  • Liliane Maury Pasquier, President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE)
  • The Rt Hon David Gauke MP, Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice, United Kingdom
  • Thea Tsulukiani, Minister of Justice of Georgia
  • Etilda Gjonaj, Minister of Justice of Albania
  • Laurent Anselmi, Minister of Justice of the Principality of Monaco
  • Marin Mrčela, President of GRECO
  • Moderator: Jan Kleijssen, Director, Information Society - Action against Crime Directorate


Session I: “Prevention of Corruption and Promotion of Integrity of top executive functions – a systemic challenge”

Introduction and moderation by Emile van der Does de Willebois, Coordinator StAR Initiative, World Bank

Panelist 1: Elena Koncevičiūtė, Senior Anti-Corruption Adviser, GRECO Evaluator and former member of the Lithuanian delegation in GRECO - “State of play” of GRECO’s 5th evaluation round

Panelist 2: Lisa Gamgani, Secretary General of the High-Authority for Transparency in Public Life of France -
“Which contribution is the HATVP making? Presentation of the role of a national specialised body”



Coffee break                                                                                                  


Intervention by Frans Timmermans, First Vice-President of the European Commission


Session II: ”Where to next? Vision for the future”

Introduction and moderation by Agnès Maîtrepierre, Vice-President of GRECO

Panelist 1: Michele Nicoletti, Professor, former PACE president - “A renewed public policy perspective”

Panelist 2: Charles Duchaine, Director of the French Anti-corruption agency (AFA - Agence française anticorruption) - “A reinforced cooperative approach?”



Closing remarks: Gianluca Esposito, Executive Secretary of GRECO


Reception hosted by the French Presidency of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe (Lobby of the Hemicycle, Palais de l’Europe)



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20th anniversary of the Group of States against Corruption (GRECO)