The second training seminar under the “Non-repressive Model to Reduce Corruption at Municipal Level – NORMCORM” project was held in Borovets
The second training seminar under the “Non-repressive Model to Reduce Corruption at Municipal Level – NORMCORM” project was held on 27-29 November 2014, with the participation of 30 representatives оf Sofia Municipality. Тhe seminar, entitled “Strategic Management and Anticorruption Measures at the Local Level”, was opened by representatives of RiskMonitor and Sofia Development Association. Afterwards, the lecturers David Koppitz and Milan Půček from the partner organization MEPCO presented the state of corruption in the public life of the Czech Republic.
On the next day, the two lecturers acquainted the participants with the strategic management methods at the local level and with participatory budgeting, which are prerequisite for an open and transparent municipality. They also examined case studies from the Czech Republic – the corruption strategies of the cities of Liberec and Prague, and presented the methodology for monitoring corruption risks through a set of key indicators. After a discussion on the practical applicability of the indicators in the Bulgarian conditions, designed to benefit Sofia Municipality, the participants were divided into groups and developed models for assessing the risk of corruption in activities with high corruption risk levels such as tenders or budgeting.
During the last seminar day, a draft of a strategy for preventing and combating corruption in Sofia Municipality was presented and discussed with the participants.
The seminar was part of the training program of the project, organized with the financial support of the Prevention of and Fight against Crime Programme of the European Union (DG Home Affairs).