In July 2014, Mike Beke (Blomeyer & Sanz) participated in a workshop hosted by the University of Trento (eCrime) and the Center for the Study of Democracy (CSD). The workshop presented the draft Integrated Anti-Corruption Enforcement Monitoring Toolkit developed in light of the MONAC project funded by the European Commission. Researchers from eCrime and CSD presented the toolkit’s methodology and pilot cases in Bulgaria and Italy. A group of external experts appointed to support the project provided feedback on the work and discussed further steps in its development.
The MONAC project (Monitoring Anti-Corruption in Europe: Bridging Policy Evaluation and Corruption Measurement) aims to develop a monitoring and evaluation system on anti-corruption measures in the EU Member States. The two-year project is coordinated by CSD and carried out in collaboration with eCrime. Mike Beke is member of the external expert panel and will continue to provide support during the course of the project. One additional workshop is scheduled for the end of 2014 in Brussels and one for the beginning of 2015 in Sofia.