ANTICORRP is a large-scale research project funded by the European Commission’s Seventh Framework Program and its largest social sciences' grant (€10 million). The full name of the project is 'Anticorruption Policies Revisited: Global Trends and European Responses to the Challenge of Corruption'.The central objective of ANTICORRP is to investigate factors that promote or hinder the development of effective anti-corruption policies. The project started in March 2012 and will last for five years. The project consists of 21 research groups in 16 EU countries.
The project combines global scope with local expertise. It will use quantitative methods to identify 'over-performing' and 'under-performing' countries in relation to their progress towards less corrupt governance regimes, as well conducting more detailed qualitative analyses into selected cases. Special emphasis will be laid on EU member states, accession and neighbourhood countries, and developing countries that receive significant EU aid.
Professor Alena Ledeneva will take charge over the one of four main pillars of the project - the impact of corruption, including work packages on corruption and development and organised crime, and contribute the Russian case to the ethnography of corruption research project.
Dr Andrew Wilson will take part in research into governance improvement, specifically the positive case of Georgia and the negative case of Ukraine.
Dr Seán Hanley and Dr Allan Sikk will be contributing to work on channels of democratic accountability, focusing in particular on anti-corruption platforms of new anti-establishment political parties across central and eastern Europe using a blend of qualitative and quantitative methods. The FP7 project will run for five years from March 2012 to March 2017.
It is coordinated by Roxana Bratu, the FP7 Research Fellow.