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

This interdisciplinary project includes researchers from anthropology, criminology, economics, gender studies, history, law, political science, public policy and public administration. The project is organised into four thematic pillars, which include 11 substantive work packages.

ANTICORRP is managed by a coordinating institution, which provides the project with a Scientific Coordinator and a Project Manager; the Steering Committee, which consists of the four pillar Leaders; and an External Advisory Board.

The project will identify general global trends concerning corruption and select ‘over-performing’ and ‘under-performing’ countries (in Europe and in other regions) in terms of their progress towards less corrupt governance regimes and conduct more detailed qualitative analyses of these cases. In addition, a large-scale survey of various aspects of “the quality of government” in all EU member states will be conducted.

Dissemination is a key component of the project, and the ANTICORRP consortium will strive to ensure that research results are discussed with policy makers and the general public by publishing news updates, deliverables, articles, books and resources on this website, cross promoting research on our official Twitter feed as well as conducting a number of research-to-policy workshops.

This website is part of the Anti-Corruption Research Network created by Transparency International. Findings and news will also be disseminated on the European Research Centre for Anti-Corruption and State-Building site as well as via the policy-oriented Governance and Social Development Resource Centre that are both headed by two of our consortium partners.