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Filling Knowledge Gaps

Addressing Digital Transparency Gaps

Solutions to Regulatory and Enforcement Gaps

  • History of Cross-Border Corruption

    This assignment aims to examine the factors that either promote or inhibit corruption and anti-corruption efforts through a historical lens. It will explore how specific corruption issues and strategies have become associated with various institutional structures and policy tools. Furthermore, it will analyze how these challenges impact different institutional frameworks and policies as they evolve over time.

  • The Ethnography of Undue Influence

    Analyse the ethnography of improper influence and transnational corruption. This involves examining the diverse actors, connections, networks, and methods that facilitate the capture of institutions in both closed and open societies, with a particular emphasis on cross-border activities and different political systems. The focus will be on investigating these dynamics within the energy sector, offshore domains, and academic institutions.

  • Cross-Border Corruption and Kleptocracy

    Analysis and mapping of how corruption and anti-corruption measures are integrated into the foreign policies of states, to quantify interactions in cross-border corruption using a gravity model approach.

  • Integrity Management Systems

    Through this activity, BridgeGap will attempt to assess, compare, and create models for the integrity management systems within public, private, and hybrid organizations across the European Union. This includes evaluating how effectively they respond to contemporary challenges.

  • The role of transparencyin deterring political corruption

    The primary aim is to assess and quantify the gap between legal (de jure) and actual (de facto) transparency levels in the European Union’s 27 Member States and candidate countries. It seeks to elucidate how various forms of transparency interact with both citizen participation and anti-corruption efforts, with a view to develop and refine transparency policies for more impactful anti-corruption measures, leveraging actions from both governmental bodies and civil society.

  • Artificial Intelligence

    The project will assess the adequacy, equity, explainability and effectiveness of digital technologies, in particular, artificial intelligence, to control corruption more effectively as both top-down and bottom-up approaches.

  • Assessing Legacy and Social Media

    BridgeGap works to elaborate a risk map for media capture within the EU to examine media’s potential influence on corruption coverage as well as to investigate on how social media shapes the social construction, perception, and response to corruption in the public domain.

  • Assessing the Role of Criminal Law in Limiting Domesticand Transnational Corruption

    Identification and evaluation of gaps in jurisdictional and regulatory frameworks, and assessment of the implementation of criminal law-based policies aimed at addressing corruption at both the European Union and Member State levels.

  • Regulatory and Enforcement Gapsin Preventive Anticorruption Policies

    A thorough mapping of both jurisdictional and regulatory deficits (in conjunction with the assessment of the enforcement of criminal law policies dealing with corruption at the EU and member state levels), will contribute to the  enhancement of national and EU legislative tools for preventing and fighting corruption.

  • 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…

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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