The Czech Presidency of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe has hosted an important anti-corruption event under its Chairmanship. This event discussed both the main trends and the lessons learned from GRECO’s Fourth Evaluation Round.
In the framework of the Conference of State Parties (COSP) to the United Nations Convention against Corruption, GRECO has organised in Vienna, on 8 November 2017, jointly with OECD and UNODC, the side event on “Interests and asset disclosures by public officials: what works and what does not? Latest insights from anti-corruption monitoring bodies”.
A Training Seminar was held in Strasbourg, on 3-5 May 2017, to prepare evaluators for the Fifth Evaluation Round. This hands-on practical Seminar included case studies and mock evaluations to enable participants to become familiar with GRECO evaluation procedures (and the requirements thereof) and the substance of the topics to be discussed during evaluation visits.
GRECO has launched its Fifth Evaluation Round just before GRECO’s 75th plenary. The round has focused on “Preventing corruption and promoting integrity in central governments (top executive functions) and law enforcement agencies”. The event consisted of high-level political interventions, followed by a dynamic debate involving GRECO members, Ambassadors, experts, civil society and media representatives.
Strengthening the capacity of parliamentarians, judges and prosecutors to prevent corruption in their own ranks: emerging trends from two years of GRECO Round IV evaluations, Laxenburg, 10-11 April 2014
Under the auspices of the Austrian Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, this one and a half day conference was jointly organised by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Justice, the Group of States against Corruption of the Council of Europe (GRECO), and the International Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA), with extra financial support from the Government of Monaco.
Since 2012, the Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) has been looking into gender dimensions of corruption and reflecting on whether and how a gender perspective could add value to GRECO’s work. In order to take stock of national experiences in identifying, preventing and reducing gender-specific manifestations of corruption and exchange information on available research and good practice, GRECO organised several events in this respect.
On 5 October 2009, the Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) celebrated its 10th Anniversary with a High-level Conference which brought together a large number of Ministers and Secretaries of State as well as representatives from its 46 member States, several non-member States, international organisations and civil society. Numerous speakers highlighted the need for enhanced cooperation among all international stakeholders in the fight against corruption with a view to avoiding duplication and promoting synergies.