LIVE VIDEO State Capture Monitoring Experts’ online seminar

We adapt to realities and move on with our projects. We took part in an online discussion with our partners in Bulgaria, Italy and Spain, but also with experts from several European institutions and organizations about state capture through public procurement. You can follow us online on Youtube:



10:00 CET    Opening:
Daniela Mineva, Senior Analyst, Economic Program, Center for the Study of Democracy, Bulgaria

Keynote: Needs and Policy Options for Improving the Rule of Law in the EU
Irina Stefuriuc, Head of Sector Fight against Corruption, DG Migration and Home Affairs (tbc)

SceMaps – the three-dimensional approach to assessing state capture and corruption risks through big data analytics and qualitative research
Todor Galev, Senior Analyst, Economic Program, Center for the Study of Democracy, Bulgaria
Vladimir Kuzmov, software developer, Center for the Study of Democracy and Bizportal, Bulgaria

Introduction of Open Standards as a Tool for Improving the Integrity of Public Procurement Process in the EU
Karolis Granickas, Senior Program Manager, Open Contracting Partnership

DIGIWHIST The Digital Whistleblower. Fiscal Transparency, Risk Assessment and Impact of Good Governance Policies Assessed
Mihaly Fazekas, Research Fellow, Department of Sociology University of Cambridge and Assistant Professor at the Central European University, School of Public Policy

The Role of Investigative Journalism for Countering Corruption
Atila Biro, RISE project, Romania and OCCRP member Measuring Clientelism in SOEs in Bulgaria, Romania, Czech Republic and Italy. Anti-fraud Measures in Public Procurement in the EU Single Market

Sorin Ionita, President, Expert in Public Administration Reform and Development, Expert Forum, Romania

11:45 – 12:30 CET     
Q&A and Discussion
Domenicco Perotta, Text and Data Mining Unit, Competences Directorate, Joint Research Centre, European Commission, Ispra and SceMaps Advisory Board member
Radu Cotici, Senior Anti-Corruption Adviser, OSCE Mission to Serbia and SceMaps Advisory Board member
Bart Sheffers, Expert on anti-corruption and public sector integrity and SceMaps Advisory Board member.


The event is part of State Capture Estimation and Monitoring of Anti-Corruption Policies at the Sectoral level (SCEMAPS)

Partners: Center for Study of Democracy (Bulgaria), Expert Forum (Romania), Fundacion Ciudadana Civio (Spain), Universita degli Studi di Trento (Italy)

Project financed by the European Commission.


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