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Summary


Have you ever wondered what anti-corruption policies really mean and why they are so hard to implement? Have you noticed international instruments for fighting corruption to work in your country? Do you think corruption affects the economic development and drains resources, otherwise available for other useful purposes? If so, then this course is for you.

The course will provide you with training on anti-corruption, one of the key pillars of the European Neighbourhood Policy. It has been structured in a way that will provide you with a logical and accessible overview of the topic.

First, the course focuses on defining corruption, the different motivations that may cause it and the consequences it generates. Then the course moves on to explore how corruption can be fought, discusses key areas at risk from corruption and notices challenges that are faced in the fight against it.

Then, the course explains what anti-corruption polices can be used and how they work in practice. It answers a question who the main actors are and how they interact. The ways of addressing corruption in various countries as well as at supranational level, including the European Union specifically, are demonstrated. The course further discusses the need for grounding anti-corruption efforts in the context of the individual countries in order to take into account country-specific contexts. In particular, it explores how good anti-corruption practice can be adapted and which factors are important to consider when doing so.

By the end of this course, you will have a good sense of the key concepts involved in anti-corruption policy development and implementation. You will get a better understanding of how to fight corruption in a comprehensive anti-corruption policy framework. You will know which sectors, and why, are particularly vulnerable to corruption. You will also be able to critically discuss the impact of local conditions and apply the concepts of anti-corruption to the specific context you work in.


Structure

Introduction

Lesson 1: What is corruption: definition, motivations and consequences
  • Defining corruption
  • What motivates corruption?
  • Consequences of corruption
  • Lesson 1 summary
Lesson 2: Combatting corruption: key risk areas and challenges
  • Approaches to combatting corruption
  • Key challenges in combatting corruption
  • Key risk areas
  • Lesson 2 summary
Lesson 3: Addressing corruption: anti-corruption policies, actors and their interaction
  • Anti-corruption policy framework – Actors
  • Anti-corruption policy framework – Principles
  • Anti-corruption policy framework – Policy initiatives
  • Lesson 3 summary
Test

Lesson 4: Addressing corruption: international and supranational approach and best practices
  • Examples of international good practice
  • Supranational conventions and international organisations
  • Lesson 4 summary
Lesson 5: Anti-corruption in the European Union
  • Development of the European Union’s anti-corruption policy
  • The European Union’s anti-corruption policy in action
  • Role of anti-corruption in the European Neighbourhood Policy
  • Lesson 5 summary
Lesson 6: The importance of context: adapting good anti-corruption practices to the national context
  • Shaping influences in the local context
  • Elements of a conceptual ‘toolkit’
  • Lesson 6 summary
Final test

Authors
Ms Özge Iskit Bio note
Mr Fredrik Eriksson Bio note
Self enrolment (Student)