EPSA event

Using digital tools to foster integrity in Public Administration

2 June 2022
9.00 - 15.00 CET

About the event

The integrity of the public sector is at the heart of any system of governance which is based on democratic principles, the rule of law and the ethical behaviour of officials who are entrusted with the power to adopt and implement decisions. The abuse of such power constitutes corruption which not only affects negatively the delivery of public services, but also undermines citizen’s trust in the very system of governance. Hence, upholding ethical behaviour and re-enforcing public sector integrity is of utmost importance.

This workshop will introduce key concepts and practices of public sector integrity. Experts from the OECD and the European Commission will present empirical evidence as well as policies, initiatives and tools to foster integrity. In the workshop, experts will engage in a dialogue with participants to discuss the most important challenges to foster integrity.

This workshop addresses all levels of public administration officials.

EIPA moderator(s)

The programme

9.00 Welcome and Introduction
Christoph Klika, EPSA Project Manager and Expert on EU policy implementation, EIPA
9.15 Public sector integrity: concepts, practices and evidence
Mihaly Fazekas, Assistant Professor, Central European University (CEU) and scientific director   of the think-tank Government Transparency Institute
10.15 Break
10.30 OECD initiatives and instruments for public sector integrity
Jesper Johnson,
Senior Policy Analyst, OECD instruments for public sector integrity
11.15 EU regional policy and integrity pacts
Justyna Balasinska, Policy Officer, DG Region, European Commission
12.00 Lunch Break
13.00 Presentation: Making Public Tenders More Transparent
Mihaly Fazekas,
Assistant Professor, Central European University (CEU) and scientific director of the think-tank Government Transparency Institute
13.30 Panel discussion: how to foster public sector integrity
Mihaly Fazekas, Assistant Professor, Central European University (CEU) and scientific director of the think-tank Government Transparency Institute
Jesper Johnson, Senior Policy Analyst, OECD instruments for public sector integrity
Justyna Balasinska, Policy Officer, DG Region, European Commission
Korneel De Schamp, Policy Officer, DG HOME European Commission
14.45 End of panel discussion
15.00 End of workshop