Partnership for Social Development and Expert Forum will organize the conference FIGHT AGAINST FRAUD AND EU COMMON MARKET. JOINT PUBLIC PROCUREMENT MONITORING – CROATIA AND ROMANIA, on Wednesday, 28th May 2014, at PRESS CLUB BRUSSELS EUROPE, 95 Rue Froissart – 1040 Bruxelles.
The event is part of the project Cross-Country Legal and Institutional Framework for Suppression of Fraud in Public Procurement, supported by European Anti-Fraud Office, through Hercule II Programme (20072013), implemented by Partnership for Social Development (Croatia) in cooperation with Expert Forum (Romania). The project aims to build a first truly common market between two Member States (Romania and Croatia) by making available data on procurement via internet and create a ground for the implementation of the new European Directives on Public Procurement.
After the first conference of the project (January 2014), the partners have published an analysis focused on the vulnerabilities of the Romanian public procurement system, including contributions from the relevant stakeholders. The second conference (March 2014) presented a series of institutional and legal recommendations for Romania, and the debates at this conference have been noted and incorporated in an overall analysis of legal, institutional and technical recommendations for the improvement of the Romanian public procurement system, which have a potential to be transferred to any EU country in order to harmonize its public procurement system with the new EU Public Procurement Directives. This project has an aim to change our way of thinking about EU common market through enforcement of the basic principles; freedom of the market combined with integrity in the work of all stakeholders.
This event is supported by the European Union Programme Hercule II (2007-2013). This programme is implemented by the European Commission. It was established to promote activities to combat fraud affecting the EU’s financial interests, including cigarette smuggling and counterfeiting.
(For more information see http://ec.europa.eu/anti fraud/about-us/funding/index en.htm)
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