Research project “Civil Society against Corruption in Ukraine” (conducted with Leiden University)
Anti-Corruption Research and Education Center at the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy (ACREC), together with Leiden University (the Netherlands), launched the first research project in Ukraine, the main task of which is to find out what factors explain the successes and challenges of civil society’s anti-corruption activities in Ukraine.
To achieve this goal, the political role of civic organizations and activists, educational strategies that they use, as well as their organizational forms will be explored. As a result of the project implementation, the following publications will appear: literary reviews, two working papers, two analytical notes and a book.
While working on the project, both desk surveys and fieldwork (primary data collection) are conducted; predominantly qualitative research methods are used. Fieldwork consists of conducting semi-structured interviews with anti-corruption activists and civic organizations, focus groups and included surveys.
Also, among Ukrainian anti-corruption organizations, a survey will be conducted on their activities.
The planned duration of the project is 18 months. The project is divided into several large blocks: the first one – research activities (work with literature, empirical, field and desk research); the second is the exchange of information (includes workshops, meetings of researchers, exchange of scientists working on a project, between Ukraine and the Netherlands, etc.); the third is the writing of publications.
The consortium of researchers consists of the University of Leiden and the Interdisciplinary Scientific and Anti-Corruption Research and Education Center at the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy.
Anticorruption online course “The United Nations Convention against Corruption: Global Corruption, Good Governance, Ukraine and the United States”
International Anti-Corruption Online Course “The United Nations Convention against Corruption: Global Corruption, Good Governance, Ukraine and the United States” is an on-line training course for law students interested in studying the issues of preventing corruption that is being implemented in six law schools of Ukraine: National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, National University “Odessa Law Academy”, National University “Ostroh Academy”, National Law University named after Yaroslav the Wise, Poltava Law Institute, Chernivtsi National University named after Yuri Fedkovich.
The course is supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Justice Reform Program “New Justice”.
Certificate program “Anticorruption interdisciplinary studies” – 2018
“Anticorruption interdisciplinary studies” are devoted to the comprehensive study of corruption as a social and legal phenomenon and ways of its prevention. We invited theorists and practices in the field of combating corruption from Ukraine, the Netherlands and Germany to be read lectures for this program. The program is intended for representatives of anti-corruption bodies and activists of the public sector, assistants of people’s deputies, NACC experts, officials of executive authorities and local self-government, journalists, teachers who wish to improve their qualifications in this field, lawyers of private companies, as well as students.
The program is supported by the “Open Society Foundations”.
Online Course “Researching Corruption: How Does It Work?”
The course answers the question of what corruption is, how to research and measure it. The following specialists participated in the development of the course: Oksana Gus, PhD student at the Institute for the Development and Peace of the University of Duisburg-Essen, Niklas Kossow, doctoral student and researcher at the European Anti-Corruption Research Center, Alina Mungiu-Pippidi, a professor, a political scientist, a journalist, an expert on the fight against political corruption, and other Ukrainian and international experts.
Online Course “Fighting Corruption”, January 2016 and to date
Summer intensive “How to investigate corruption? Analisys Affecting Anti-Corruption Policy. “
Certificate Program “Anticorruption Interdisciplinary Studies”
Integrated study program “The Toolkit of Anticorruption Activist”
Summer School “Investigation of Corruption Crimes”
Kyiv Anticorruption Tour
Lecture-discussion of students with journalists, MPs of Ukraine and well-known public figures Mustafa Naiyem and Sergey Leshchenko
The Anti-Corruption Hub Lecture “Compliance as an Effective Instrument to Fight Corruption in Ukraine” 05.10.2017
Lecture “Corruption and Cybercrime as a Dual Challenge for Investments” 24.05.2017
Discussion “E-Declaration for Anti-Corruption NGO`s. For and against”
Training “How make the state to share information?” 22.02.2017
“Asked for a bribe? How to act. Practical aspects” 26.01.2017
Anti-Corruption Hub Lecture: “How Do We Run An Anticorruption Marathon?” 02.09.2017
Organisation of testing of candidates for the position of expert of the Council of Public Experts for the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Committee on Prevention and Counteraction of Corruption July-August 2015.
Preparation for the training of detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine July-October 2015.
Interdisciplinary course “Corruption, State Policy and Society” for masters and free listeners of the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, September-December 2015.
Interdisciplinary course “Research Methodology for Combating Corruption”.