Stefan Batory Foundation

Organisation name: Stefan Batory Foundation
Name of organisation’s representative: Grzegorz Makowski
Address: Sapieżyńska 10A, 00-215 Warsaw, Poland
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Membership type: National Member Organization
Which seat are you nominating for? Europe

Organisation Experience

Monitoring of conflict of interest policies (2013-2015). International project, funded by the European Commission , planned for 2013–2015 and implemented in collaboration with organisations from three Eastern Partnership countries (Armenia, Moldova and Ukraine) is to strengthen the role of citizens in the activities aimed to reduce conflicts of interest in public government.

Personal unions in local government (2013-2014). The project was conducted between 2013–2014 and aimed to investigate the scale and character of personal links at the local level and to determine whether and how the fact that councillors play other socio-economic roles (in public administrations, public and private business and in non-governmental organisations) affects the economic development of local community, the political situation and civic activity.

Preventing corruption in practice (2011-2013). The aim of this project carried out between 2011 and 2013, was to evaluate the quality and effectiveness of the anti-corruption systems introduced in selected government institutions and to develop a guidebook presenting good practices in implementing anti-corruption systems in public administration, based on the results of the conducted evaluation.

Between 2013 and 2015 FSB also worked on the assessment of UNCAC convention implementation in Poland (chapters III and IV). The shadow report on the implementation of selected provisions was presented in February 2015.

Organisation Profile

Stefan Batory Foundation (SBF) which mission is building an open, democratic society – a society of people aware of their rights and responsibilities, who are actively involved in the life of their community, country and intemational society. Since 2000 the Foundation runs Public Integrity Program (earlier the Anti-corruption Program). The Program focuses on efforts to ensure the transparency of the legislative process and opening it up to the voice of citizens, the limitation of the risks of corruption, nepotism and cronyism linked to the conflict of interest in public life, to strengthen the role and legal protection of whistleblowers. Program’s team monitors and analyzes processes and events which affect the integrity of public life. We make proposals and recommendations aiming at improving the standards of public life and curbing corruption. We take measures to develop, disseminate and implement solutions which comply with the standard of good governance and accountable government. In our activity we cooperate with other organizations and institutions both in Poland and internationally. We are among others a member of the Coalition for Open Government and the Anti-Corruption Coalition of Non-Governmental Organizations and Civil Society Coalition for United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC Coalition).

Candidate Profile

Grzegorz Makowski – since January this year the Program Director of the Public Integrity Program (earlier, in 2000-2002 the Coordinator of Anti-Corruption Program in the Foundation). Holds PhD in sociology. One of his academic specializations is the problem of corruption and anti-corruption policy. Author of number of publications on this topic – research reports, articles and journalistic texts. Involved in several research and monitoring projects focusing on corruption. Among others the lead researcher for Polish part of the European National Integrity System monitoring conducted by TI-Berlin (2010-2012), earlier in 2010, also lead researcher for the Global Integrity Index in Poland. Currently. Expert of the European Commission for the EU Anti-Corruption Report. Also participated in the ANTICORP research project, funded by the EU.

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