In the framework of the project funded through the CEI Know-How Exchange Programme - ITALY on  “Good Governance and Anti-Corruption Civil Society Initiate: Capacity Building for Monitoring SOE Governance in the Energy Sector”,  the Second Regional Anti-Corruption Policy Forum was held in Skopje on 29-30 September.
 
The Forum drew an accurate picture of the corruption environment in the Region, presented the latest data on corruption pressure and introduced new ways for improving anti-corruption efforts. The Forum underlined that critical sectors with high corruption and state-capture risks should be addressed with priority. Special focus was placed on the state capture, the judiciary and the role of civil society. The event gathered more than 100 representatives of the EU and civil society organisations from the Region to brainstorm ideas for countering these risks.  
 
The event also set a platform for engagement of the state and civil society, taking stock of the analysis performed by coalition partners in the last four years, and seeking higher recognition of the value of CSOs' participation in the reform process from governmental institutions.
 
The project is co-financed by the CEI Fund at the EBRD with about 40.000 EUR and by the European Commission and USAID.
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