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Wednesday, 18 November 2020

Anti-corruption Academic Workshop SEE-ACAD

The Washington and Lee University School of Law, the Law Faculty of the University of Tirana, in cooperation with the Beirut Arab University and La Sagesse University Faculties of Law in Beirut and the European Public Law Organization (EPLO) through its Academy for Transparency & Human of Rights  organized an Anti-corruption Academic Workshop under the SEE - ACAD Initiative, conducted online, on 17 and 18 November 2020.

The Anti-Corruption Academic Workshop titled “Discussion and demonstration of the capacity of academia to deliver high-quality anti-corruption education in South East Europe and Lebanon” was addressed to academic members of the SEE - ACAD network and Lebanon and aimed to enhance the teaching capacity of the professors and academics for delivering high-quality anti-corruption education as well as the capacity of students for participating in anti-corruption studies.

During the first day the workshop facilitated the exchange of academic expertise between professors in the delivery of anti-corruption education and offered an opportunity for academics to discuss substantive issues of interest in the field of anti-corruption while the second day focused on presentations on practical anti - corruption clinical legal education from the students’ perspective.

Ambassador Dr. Ugljesa Ugi Zvekic, Head of the Permanent Observer Office of EPLO to the United Nations in Vienna and professor Dr. Suncana Roksandic, University of Zagreb, GI TOC, presented a paper on the main findings on the political economy of corruption (organized corruption) and challenges in the implementation of anti-corruption pledges undertaken by the governments of the Western Balkan Six and assistant Professor Dr. Dimitris Ziouvas of Panteion University of Athens/University of London, member of the academic board of the Academy for Transparency & Human of Rights of the EPLO presented a paper on International Asset Recovery.

The Special Advisοr to the Director of the Academy for Transparency & Human of Rights of the EPLO, Panagiotis Alexopoulos participated in the opening remarks.


tags: workshop, anti-corruption, Academy for Transparency & Human of Rights