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[ecrea] EU-Russia Conference on Fighting Transborder Corruption
Fri Mar 17 07:38:05 GMT 2017
Fighting Transborder Corruption: How can Civil Society Push Authorities
to Respond? International Practitioner and Research Conference, June 19
– 20, 2017
Expert group on Fighting Transborder Corruption of the EU-Russia Civil
Netherlands Helsinki Committee
*Host* CEELI Institute, Prague, The Czech Republic
*Aims/objectives/description of the Conference*
This Conference will provide an arena for academics, policy researchers
and corruption investigators across disciplines for extending the debate
of civil society, media and state authority responses to transborder
corruption in the EU-Russia region.
We invite contributions that address developments, trends, or
investigate specific cases of transborder corruption in the member
states of the EU and Russia. Research and practitioners’ investigations
of related processes and cases within the target region’s immediate
neighbourhood, including Ukraine, South Eastern Europe or European
Economic Area countries, shall be presented and addressed. Contributions
on the USA and other countries that demonstrate relevance to the
processes and trends of trans-border corruption in the EU and Russia, as
well as comparative studies, are welcome.
The conference programme will be structured along two streams: academic
and practitioner. For the academic stream we welcome and encourage
proposals for papers across a wide range of relevant perspectives – such
as political, democracy and kleptocracy studies, economics,
international relations and law, anthropology, journalism and media
studies. For the practitioner stream we encourage reports from recent
investigations of transborder corruption, as well as insights of
practical, legal, institutional, cultural and corporate challenges to
anti-corruption work and suggestions for resolving them.
A primary question that the Conference will aim to compare responses to
is: how civil society and journalists could influence authorities to
effectively prosecute and diminish corruption? Contributions to both
Conference streams will be encouraged that advance the knowledge of
methods to research, investigate, analyse, and fight corruption.
No participation fees will be charged. Travel and accommodation support
will be offered to conference participants from EU countries and Russia
in justified cases. Investigators and researchers presenting
transborder corruption cases will as well be eligible for covering of
additional travel costs, related to their investigations in Russia and
the EU. Participants should indicate and justify interest in receiving
travel support in their abstract submissions.
The working language of the conference is English. A simultaneous
English-Russian translation will be provided.
*Call for papers*
The conference will include research papers, position papers,
investigation presentations, or multimedia/film presentations. It will
lead to the publication of an edited report on transborder corruption in
the EU and Russia. Proposed contributions should take up to 20 minutes
of presentation, followed by 10 minutes of questions and debate.
Presentations might be grounded in ongoing investigations, journalistic
practice or activism, as well as work in progress.
Paper/presentation proposals should include all of the following details
of the proposed contribution:
* the name(s), affiliation(s), email(s) of presenter(s);
* title of paper/report presentation and chosen stream (academic or
* abstract (max 500 words);
* a justified request for travel and accommodation support; and
* a short bio (max 150 words).
*Confirmed keynote speaker*
Balint Magyar, author of the “Post-Communist Mafia State: The Case of
Abstracts can be submitted and will be reviewed on an ongoing basis
until March 31, 2017, 17:00 pm CET
You will be notified if your submission has been successful by April
Submission deadline for accepted papers: June 5, 2017
Conference dates: June 19 - 20. 2017
Edited Report published in October 2017
Please submit proposals and inquiries to (pavelan /at/ bluelink.net).
Anastasia Kirilenko, Independent journalist/Corruption investigator
Andrey Kalikh, Fighting Transborder Corruption Expert Group Coordinator,
EU-Russia Civil Society Forum
Harry Hummel, Nederland’s Helsinki Committee
Dr. Pavel P Antonov, Conference Scientific Co-ordinator, BlueLink
Foundation, Associated Member of the Open Space Research Centre, UK
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