In cooperation with Transparency International Slovakia, TI Hungary is participating in a European Union project that supports cross-border cooperation. In the framework of this project, the two chapters promote the anti-corruption activity of local governments. Our professional and scientific partners in the implementation of the project are the professors and experts of the Public Law faculty of the University of Pecs.
Transparency International Slovakia already has an established methodology for working together with Slovakian local governments. An often-mentioned example of their work is the town of Martin, whose operation, regarding corruption risks, was examined in the beginning of 2009. A few months after TI’s recommendations were implemented, 25-30 percent of the town’s budget was saved; the town’s expenses decreased by 25-30 percent.
Our current project has two phases. First, we work in close cooperation with TI Slovakia and with two local Hungarian governments that are close to the Slovak border, in order to make their organization and operation more transparent. Simultaneously, TI Slovakia conducts a similar corruption-risk assessment in two local governments in Slovakia. The second phase of the project is more general, with questionnaire-based research, along with workshops, conferences and publications related to it.
In tandem with Transparency International Slovakia, TI Hungary is participating in a European Union project that supports cross-border cooperation. In the framework of this project the staff of TI and experts from the University of Pecs visited Tatabanya on the 6th of September.