On 26 November, experts in anti-corruption from CEI Member States, students and experts in the field, including CEI Secretary General, Roberto Antonione gathered at the LUISS Guido Carli University in Rome for the conference on anti-corruption Curbing corruption: learning from the decade behind us and looking into the decade ahead.

The gathering - chaired by the LUISS Vice President,  Paola Severino, Special Envoy of the OSCE Chairmanship for Anti-corruption - was successfully organised under the Italian CEI Presidency by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MAECI), the National Anti-Corruption Authority (ANAC), the LUISS Guido Carli, the Regional Anti-corruption Initiative (RAI) and the CEI-Executive Secretariat (CEI-ES). It served as a platform for best practice and experience sharing in order to meet the needs of the CEI countries in their fight against corruption in areas of common interest.

Corruption certainly has peculiar national aspects, but it is above all a globalised phenomenon. Sector collaboration is, therefore, very important to counter this evil, said Professor Severino.

Anti-corruption laws have been approved in all CEI countries. International institutions are ready to provide maximum cooperation, said SG Antonione.

The conference was concluded with the signing ceremony of the Memorandum of Understanding between the CEI-ES and the RAI Secretariat in order to pinpoint joint forms of collaboration.

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