Round Table in view of establishing the Task Force Groups of the
National Business Anti-Corruption Ombudsman Platform

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Following the deployment of the European Conference ”Improving Anti-Corruption Policies and Practices”, organised by EUROLINK-House of Europe Foundation with the kind support of the Senate of Romania in cooperation with the European Network for Education and Training (EUNET) and co-funded by the Europe for Citizens Programme of the European Union and in partnership with the Hanns Seidel Foundation, and also thanks to the moral and theoretical guidance offered by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the organisers launched the creation of a National Business Anti-Corruption Ombudsman Platform.
This initiative is mainly oriented to support both the private sector and the Romanian judicial authorities in view of the improvement of the Romanian investment climate, of ensuring the civil society support to the implementation of the National Anti-Corruption Strategy (SNA) and to accelerate the Romanian accession to OECD and to its Anti-Bribery Convention within International Transactions, through consolidating the tax systems, tackle corruption and improve competitiveness.
Such objectives are becoming more and more important as recently Romania fully transposed the EU Directive 95/2014 regarding CSR – Corporate Social Responsibility, including the respect of integrity policy and prevention of corruption within private companies, as well as ISO – International Organisation of Standardisation adopted a special standard regarding Anti-Bribery Management System within public, private and non-profit organisations. We estimate that this has to be the only one way to reunite the efforts of all involved stakeholders, such as the Prosecutor’s Office, DNA, the Government, business and professional associations, international financial institutions (IFI) and civil society organisations.

The central goal of the initiative remains to strengthen a more productive and pro-active business environment and to increase the investment attractiveness of Romania. Such a development of this initiative was possible through the participation and the recommendations of some important personalities such as:

  • from EBRD London – Mrs. Cristina BUZASU;
  • from European Parliament, Mrs. Monica MACOVEI;
  • from the German Embassy, Mr. Steffen HEINLE;
  • from EUNET, Mr. Ake SODERMAN (Sweden);
  • from Deutsche Welle Radio, Chief Editor Robert SCHWARTZ;
  • from Hanns Seidel Foundation, Mr. Ciprian PETCU;
  • from Senate of Romania, Mr. Vicepresident Mihai GOTIU;
  • from Ministry of Justice, Mr. Sorin TANASE;
  • from DGA-Ministry of Internal Affairs, Mr. Alexandru Catalin IONITA;
  • from Freedom House, Mrs Cristina GUSETH;
  • from Romanian Academy, Prof. univ. dr. Petre PRISECARU;
  • from ANAF, Mr. Florian DUMITRU;
  • from DNA, First Advisor Dana TITIAN;
  • from DIICOT, Mrs. Codruta-Mariana TRANDAFIR;
  • from Romanian Court of Accounts, Prof. Verginia VEDINAS;
  • from Centre for Legal Resources, Mr. Nicolae RADU;
  • from Platforma 100, Mr. Adrian BABOI-STROE.

As a next step, in view of establishing the structure and responsibilities of the Task Force Groups, all interested parts and other stakeholders are kindly invited to attend the Round Table to be organised at the Senate of Romania (“Avram Iancu” Hall) on the 28th of September 2017 (between 14.00 -17.00 hours). As a main envisaged result, the initiator of the Platform aims to elaborate a Roadmap for:

  • guiding the improvement of the current legislation;
  • designing the functioning mechanisms of the Anti-Corruption Platform and of a Civil Society Anti-Corruption Fund for financing the project;
  • drafting further public policies in this field.

The three Task Force Groups to be created at the end of the event are:

  1. CSR and Prevention of Corruption;
  2. Integrity Risks, Compliance Policies, Legislative and Taxation Reforms;
  3. International Investment and Transactions and Combat of Corruption in private and public sector

Provisional list of invited Honorary Guests and Speakers (draft):

Cristina BUZASU – EBRD London
Gabriele LIOTTA – EBRD London
Nadia PAUN – Manager FIDS – EY
Gabriela PETREA – EMEA Legal Counsel ORACLE
Alexander GOLOVIN – Director KPMG
Anca STOICA – Project Manager UNDP Focal Point Romania
Ambassador Oleksandr BANKOV (t.b.c.) – Embassy of Ukraine
Prof. Nasty VLADOIU – Bilateral Chamber of Commerce Romania-Ukraine
Doru DRAGOMIR – Bilateral Chamber of Commerce Bulgaria-Romania
Silviu POPA – Secretary General, National Agency for Integrity
Codruta-Mariana TRANDAFIR – Prosecutor DIICOT
Prof. Gheorghe DUDA – Vicepresident RENAR
Prof. Ovidiu MEGAN – Western University Timisoara/JCI
Mihai DARABAN – President CCIR
Cristian PARVAN – Secretary General AOAR
Rodica LUPU – ”Actionam Responsabil: Reteaua Sociala RSC”
Lacrimioara BOTEZATU – Project Manager CSRmedia.ro
Ana-Maria MUNTEANU – Lawyer, Vernon & David
Wienfried SENKER – President East-West Management Munchen-Bukarest

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Thematic AGENDA  (draft)

Become Institutional Founding Member of the
CIVIL SOCIETY ANTI-CORRUPTION FUND

Benefits:

  • Be enlisted in the Registry of organisations supporting the full implementation of the CSR law and the compliance with ISO37001:2016- Anti-Bribery Management System within public, private and non-profit organisations
  • Be part of one of the three Task Force Groups:
    1) CSR and Prevention of Corruption;
    2) Integrity Risks, Compliance Policies, Legislative and Taxation Reforms;
    3) International Investments and Transactions
  • Special conditions to the training sessions to be organised in partnership with international partners:
    EBRD-OECD, University of Strasbourg – GRASCO, etc.
  • Branding & PR during the Round Table (Senate of Romania, 28 September 2017): promotional materials, banners, reserved public intervention, mentioned as inspiring contributors of the official documents of the Round Table
  • Counselling at request for improving the prevention of integrity risks and other related standards
  • Be present on the special webpage section within the National Business Anti-Corruption Ombudsman Platform

 

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