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Upcoming Event: Anti-Corruption Collective Action Conference (Basel, Switzerland -- October 20-21)

The International Centre for Collective Action (ICCA) at the Basel Institute on Governance is hosting a conference entitled “Collective Action: Evidence, Experience and Impact on October 20 - 21, 2016 in Basel, Switzerland.

The conference will address the latest in research and practice on anti-corruption Collective Action through high-level panel discussions, workshops and key note speakers with distinguished experts and practitioners including

Professor Mark Pieth, Chairman of the Board of the Basel Institute on Governance

David Green, Director of the Serious Fraud Office, UK Government

Nicola Bonucci, Director for Legal Affairs, OECD

Leonard McCarthy, Vice President for Integrity, World Bank Group

Andreas Hoffmann, General Counsel and Head of Legal and Compliance of Siemens AG, among others.

A current version of the program is here.

The conference will include sessions on the following:

Law enforcement and the private sector: Are collaborative efforts possible?

Recent research on anti-corruption Collective Action: Is there a formula for success?

What are the incentives to engage in anti-corruption Collective Action in challenging markets?

Can the corruption risks in public procurement be cured by Collective Action?

The conference will be of interest to small and large companies and in particular to in-house legal counsel, compliance officers and personnel responsible for wider business integrity issues, as well as policy makers in government, development agencies and civil society engaged in anti-corruption issues.

Registration for this event is free of charge, and can be found along with further conference details on the B20 Collective Action Hub here.

General inquiries concerning the Collective Action conference can be sent via email here

Call for Papers

The ICCA is inviting papers from anti-corruption and compliance practitioners and academics (including graduate students), that assess and provide further insights into anti-corruption Collective Action evidence and impact. Research papers written within the past two years are also eligible for submission and should not exceed 10,000 words (annexes excluded). Papers selected for the conference will be published on the B20 Collective Action Hub and made available to participants during the conference. In addition, authors selected for their work may be given the opportunity to present their paper during the event and to have their papers published in the Basel Institute on Governance Working Paper Series after the conference.

Submission requirements, thematic areas for papers and further information can be found on the conference website. Those interested in contributing a paper should send a 300 to 500 word abstract to by Friday, July 15, 2016. Please include with the email full contact information, including institutional affiliation.

The ICCA is grateful for support from the Siemens Integrity Initiative, EY, and the Wolfsberg Group.


William Nero is a Program Officer with the International Centre for Collective Action (ICCA) at the Basel Institute on Governance and can be reached here.

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