This Anti-Corruption Platform for Europe provides a platform to showcase civil society organisations working on anti-corruption, in particular through activities around UN Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) and its review process.
Organizations can share their work and contact information on their respective profile page. Through a dedicated email list and regular calls, organizations that are part of the platform discuss best practice approaches, coordinate advocacy activities, update each other on relevant developments and learn from each other’s experiences.
Not all CSOs listed on this platform are members of the UNCAC Coalition
Select a CSO by country from the map below
Civil Society Organizations (CSOs): 40
- Albania (6)
- Bosnia and Herzegovina (5)
- Bulgaria (2)
- Croatia (2)
- Czech Republic (1)
- Greece (1)
- Moldova (5)
- Montenegro (3)
- Netherlands (1)
- North Macedonia (4)
- Romania (1)
- Serbia (1)
- Turkey (3)
- Europe Regional (1)
*UNCAC Coalition members
Call for applications: Support for CSO Contributions to the UNCAC Implementation Review
The UNCAC Coalition offers support to CSOs that want to become involved in and contribute to the UNCAC implementation review process in their respective country. We particularly encourage CSOs to produce parallel civil society reports and follow-up reports. Find more information here.
- Publication of civil society report on Montenegro, 22 August 2023
- Publication of civil society report on Serbia, 20 July 2023
- Publication of civil society report on Bosnia and Herzegovina, 6 June 2023
- Publication of civil society report on Georgia, 23 May 2023
We encourage you to share actively on this platform:
Blog posts, short news updates, publications, relevant events/webinars with information on:
- Updates and contributions to the UNCAC review process in your country,
- News and major reforms on UNCAC implementation in your country,
- Information on identified best practice approaches and success stories in your country/region,
- Information on asset recovery cases involving your country,
- International anti-corruption cases and (court) cases relevant beyond the borders of your country,
- Research reports and analysis that is relevant for a global audience,
- Attacks against your organisation,
- Interesting events you are organising/hosting in relation to anti-corruption efforts.
Please do not share information such as:
- Press releases, in particular those directed to a local or national audience,
- Information that does not relate to the UNCAC or anti-corruption efforts more broadly,
- Statements on national issues (unless there is clear relevance for an international audience).
UNCAC Review Mechanism
Find out more about the UNCAC review mechanism and how you can contribute here.
Selected activities and articles of interest for the Europe Platform:
- An update of the European Union’s anti-corruption legal framework: How can civil society contribute? , 23 June 2023
- 7th Regional Meeting for Europe: The role of civil society organizations in asset recovery and return, 17 May 2023
- Training for the Europe network on Open Contracting, 28 March 2023
- 6th Regional Meeting for Europe: Integrity in the public sector – managing asset declarations and conflicts of interest, 15 March 2023
- 5th Regional Meeting for Europe: Preventing corruption in public procurement, 21 December 2022
- 4th Regional Meeting for Europe: Boosting beneficial ownership transparency – Best practices and potential for reform, 13 October 2022
- Montenegro signs the UNCAC Review Transparency Pledge, 8 August 2022
- Third Regional Meeting for Europe: How are anti-corruption organizations advancing access to information in Europe?, 11 July 2022
- 2nd Regional Meeting for Europe: Establishing effective whistleblowing systems and whistleblower protection, 12 May 2022
- Kickoff Regional Meetings for 2022 discuss priority topics and actions, 2 March 2022
- Regional submission to the 9th UNCAC CoSP (CoSP 9) on anti-corruption priorities for the European region, 26 November 2021
- The Netherlands signs the UNCAC Review Transparency Pledge, 28 October 2021
- Iceland signs the UNCAC Review Transparency Pledge, 6 October 2021
- Joint workshop on the UNCAC and its review process hosted by the UNODC and the UNCAC Coalition for stakeholders from Southeast Europe, 29 September 2021
Profiles and Reports
United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC)
Civil society engagement is essential in the fight against corruption. This is recognised in Article 13 of UNCAC, which calls on governments to promote the active participation of civil society organisations (CSOs) in the prevention of and the fight against corruption, including increasing public access to information.
With the start-up of the UNCAC review mechanism in 2010 came an important new channel for civil society engagement in anti-corruption efforts. To facilitate contributions by CSOs to the review process, UNODC and the UNCAC Coalition have provided a number of trainings and workshops, including in September 2016 and September 2017, with a focus on the CSOs in the Southeastern Europe (SEE) region.
In order to promote collaboration between CSOs and facilitate the identification of partners, the UNCAC Coalition Southeastern Europe Anti-Corruption Regional Platform, supported by the Southeast Europe Leadership for Development and Integrity (SELDI) initiative, provides the possibility to:
- Explore, by country, the profiles and contact details of a number of active CSOs in the sub-region doing UNCAC-related work, including CSOs that attended trainings and multi-stakeholder workshops on UNCAC and its Review Mechanism;
- Learn from other CSOs in the sub-region about their involvement in UNCAC implementation and its Review Mechanism, including their contributions, obstacles they encountered, lessons learned and the best practices they uncovered; and
- Get updates on the status of the reviews in their countries, as well as the contribution of CSOs to those reviews.
CSOs interested in monitoring and promoting UNCAC implementation can increase their impact by sharing experiences and corruption-monitoring practices, building partnerships and exchanging updates about the status of UNCAC reviews.
Questions and Answers