Key stakeholders from European institutions, EU member states and the EU candidate countries in Southeast Europe gathered today in Zagreb to discuss the challenges that democracy in the region faces during a time of growing global geopolitical tensions. A particular focus of the discussions was the anti-corruption policy agenda for the region in the decade that will follow the war in Ukraine. Among the keynote speakers at the event were Daniel Freund, Co-Chair of the European Parliament’s Anti-Corruption Intergroup; Ognian Zlatev, Head of the European Commission’s Representation in Croatia and H.E. Amb. Haakon Blankenborg, Ambassador of Norway to Croatia. The forum is co-hosted by the Center for the Study of Democracy (Bulgaria), and the Institute of Public Finance (Croatia) and is organized within the auspices of the Regional Good Governance Public-Private Partnership Platform (R2G4P), funded under the ЕЕА and Norway Grants Fund for Regional Cooperation.
The R2G4P initiative combines RAI’s public sector cooperation capacity with SELDI’s expertise to create a sustainable regional public-private partnership for shared good governance solutions, and is implemented by 14 partners including the Regional Anti-corruption Initiative, Regional Cooperation Council, and coordinated by the Center for the Study of Democracy.