Blog

  • Did corruption harm electoral results for the European Parliament?

    Did corruption harm electoral results for the European Parliament?

    There is evidence that the institutional corruption of the Qatar Gate (as the entire sub-committee of human rights has been exposed to favors and the outcome changed, this is institutional corruption by Harvard ethics standards) seriously subverted trust in the European parliament and might have influenced results of the EP elections. Recent evidence had already…

  • The rise of crowdfunded corruption indicators: the T-index 2023 and beyond

    The rise of crowdfunded corruption indicators: the T-index 2023 and beyond

    In 2021, the European Research Centre for Anti-Corruption and State-Building (ERCAS) conducted the first direct measurement of state transparency by introducing 20 objective indicators – 14 de facto, 6 de jure – each of which can be traced back to its original source with a single click on the website. ERCAS initially assessed the level…

  • International Anti-Corruption Conference #IACC2024

    International Anti-Corruption Conference #IACC2024

    The 21st IACC, to take place in Vilnius, Lithuania in June 2024 calls all who fight for integrity and those who defend it, from all regions of the world, from the public and private sectors, civil society, media, academia and from younger generations to come together to define the necessary actions to counter the growth of the…

  • Welcome to BridgeGap !

    Welcome to BridgeGap !

    Have you asked yourselves if corruption in Europe is on the increase, decrease, or comfortably stable? Or if our European directives and rules really make an impact? And why did globalization not manage to reduce corruption, despite unleashing more competition than ever before? BridgeGap is the kind of project which will answer such questions, using…

  • Call for papers: Historical Perspectives on Cross-Border Corruption

    Call for papers: Historical Perspectives on Cross-Border Corruption

    We are excited to announce a call for abstracts for the upcoming conference on “The History of Corruption and Anti-Corruption: Institutional Insights and Policy Instruments”, to be held in Barcelona over two days on October 07-08, 2024. This interdisciplinary conference is part of the Horizon Europe BridgeGap Project and seeks to explore the complex relationship…