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International conference “Specialized Anti-Corruption Agencies: independent to be effective, effective to lose independence”

International conference
“Specialized Anti-Corruption Agencies:
independent to be effective, effective to lose independence”

Within the framework of the project “Strengthening prevention of corruption and minimizing corruption costs to society through monitoring and supporting independence of the Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau (KNAB)” Transparency International – Latvia is organizing an international conference “Specialized Anti-Corruption Agencies: independent to be effective, effective to lose independence”.

The conference is intended as a platform for the leading experts and officials in the field of anti-corruption. The goal of the conference is to analyze contextual reasons for creation of specialized anti-corruption agencies, their most effective institutional set-ups (subordination) and available safeguards against the attempts to weaken their independence. Best practices of organizing anti-corruption work and methodology for monitoring the work of anti- corruption institutions by the civil society will be discussed as well.

The conference will be take place on 25th-26th of March, 2010; venue “Baltic Beach Hotel”, Jurmala (Latvia).

The conference will be attended by Latvian and foreign experts and representatives of anti-corruption agencies, including Mr. Normunds Vilnītis, Director of the Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau of Latvia (KNAB), Ms. Lolita Čigāne, Chairperson of the Board of Transparency International – Latvia,  Mr. Luis de Sousa, Coordinator of Anchorage-Net, Mr. Martin Kreutner, President of European partners against Corruption, Mr. Wolfgang Hetzer,  representative of European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF), and other acknowledged experts from different countries.

The conference programme is available on our website here:  doc, pdf .

If you would like to participate in this event, please send us your completed registration form  until March 6th, 2010. Please note that participation is limited and applications will be processed in the order in which they are received.

Contact-person:
Dana Lasmane, Transparency International – Latvia
Event Co-ordinator
Phone: (+371) 67285585
E-mail: events@delna.lv

The project activities are supported by Iceland, Lichtenstein and Norway in scope of the bilateral financial instrument of EEA financial instrument and Norwegian government and by the Latvian state through the Social Integration Foundation. 

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