Welcome to the ANTICORRP Project

ANTICORRP was a large-scale research project funded by the European Commission’s Seventh Framework Programme. The project started in March 2012 and ended February 2017. The full name is Anticorruption Policies Revisited: Global Trends and European Responses to the Challenge of Corruption. Its central objective was to investigate factors that promote or hinder the development of effective anti-corruption policies.

The project consisted of 20 research groups in 15 EU countries. It was interdisciplinary in nature, and brought together researchers from anthropology, criminology, economics, gender studies, history, law, political science, public policy and public administration. The project was organised into four thematic pillars, which include 11 substantive work packages.

This website presents the central research results of the ANTICORRP project. This includes deliverables, articles, books and other resources that were published as part of four thematic pillars, and 11 substantive work packages. The project identified global trends concerning corruption and provided research on what anti-corruption policies were successful and in which context. It also generated large-scale survey data on the quality of government in all EU member states, and funded research on corruption experiences across the world.

The ANTICORRP project was unprecedented in its scale and the variety of approaches used to investigate corruption and anti-corruption policies. As such many of the research that it pioneered was ground-breaking and significantly advanced our knowledge in this field. Many of the researchers involved in the project continue to work on these issues. Their work contributes to a better informed academic debate surrounding the control of corruption and, ultimately, to better and evidence-based anti-corruption policies.