The second day of the virtual 2021 OECD Global Anti-Corruption & Integrity Forum, with many insightful sessions took place yesterday, 24 March.
FIA’s Project Manager, Ms Cristina Tiscul attended the session on “Integrity and corruption risks during and beyond COVID-19
: Challenges, perspectives and experiences from the ground”.
The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has not only led to a global
crisis but also to a corruption crisis, demanding now more than ever transparency, accountability and integrity in all response efforts. The virtual discussion organized by the Greek National Transparency Authority focused on preventive and law enforcement efforts undertaken by Greek public authorities.
The first part of the discussion addressed law enforcement during and beyond the pandemic, with speakers addressing priorities and challenges in the areas of inspections, cyber-crime and employment. Inspection findings on nursing homes have also been presented.
The second part of the discussion focused on prevention and awareness-raising against fraud and corruption in the era of pandemic. It was specifically discussed the development of tools to protect against fraud practices and demonstrate the importance of using technology as a means to enhance transparency and access to government information.