On 19th May 2017, the students of Sociology-Anthropology at the European University of Tirana assisted in the lecture with the theme: Gender and Corruption. Is it more difficult to bribe a woman than a man? Does corruption affect progress towards gender equality? Can gender awareness become a tool in fighting corruption? This were the issues discussed by Mrs. Lena Andersson, mid-term expert of the Twinning Project against Corruption, with an wide democratization experience in many different assignments and places; in Sweden, countries behind the iron curtain, weak states in Africa, war-torn countries like Afghanistan and devastated countries like Haiti.
Corruption – a challenge for you: this was the title of the awareness– raising lecture held by Mr. Herbert Steiner, mid-term expert of the AC Twinning Project. The lecture was interactively presented to students of the second year of the bachelor studies in Economics and Law, at the University “Aleksander Xhuvani” of Elbasan. Issues regarding definitions of corruption, perception of corruption, Albanian legal provisions on anti-corruption, case-law and also gender issues and anti- corruption were discussed and questioned.
On 10th May, in the frame of #EuropeWeek2017, in the premises of EU Info Center, the EU Assistance fair was organized, where the Twinning Project against Corruption was presented.
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On May 10, 2017 a workshop on the finances of political parties and electoral campaigns was organised in the premises of the Central Election Committee (CEC) in Tirana, with a focus in bringing the best practices of EU in our institutions. The workshop was led by Mr. Arne Koitmae, Deputy Head of the State Electoral Office of Estonia, with the support of Mr. Kimmo Vikman, leader of the Component of Political Party Finances in the Project. The workshop dealt interactively with the monitoring in practice of the finances of political parties as well as the study of several cases by evidencing the role of the responsible controlling authorities in Estonia and Albania, in cooperation with other law enforcement bodies. The participants were public officials from the Legal and Finance Department of the CEC.