RAI Secretariat participated in 20th EPAC/EACN Annual Professional Conference and General Assembly

Ms Aneta Arnaudovska, Senior Anti-corruption Advisor at RAI Secretariat participated at the 20th Annual Professional Conference and General Assembly of the European Partners against Corruption (EPAC) and European contact-point network against corruption (EACN) held in Vilnius on 1 and 2 December 2021. The conference, marking the 20th anniversary of EPAC, saw the adoption of the Vilnius Declaration and the election of a new EPAC/EACN Board with its new President, Mr Žydrūnas Bartkus, Director of the Special Investigation Service of the Republic of Lithuania (STT).

During the first day of the event, Ms Arnaudovska presented RAI’s strategic direction and activities to the audience. On the second day of the event, there was a lively panel discussion to “re-think corruption and police oversight”, at which Ms Arnaudovska presented RAI’s ground-breaking whistleblowing public campaign “Whistle for  the end” implemented in 2021, which received 2021 EPAC/EACN award for the most innovative anti-corruption initiative. Furthermore, participants discussed the concept of corruption as well as the role and priority accorded to anti-corruption activities in the political agenda of democracies over the next 20 years.

Additional information on the general assembly is available here.