Meeting-discussion on "Transparency and Accountability of Local Authorities"
During the discussion, the Anti-Corruption Fund Foundation will present its work on the project “Transparency and Accountability of Local Authorities, Strong Communities”.
A "Local Integrity" meeting in Ruse
The ACF team will present the Anti-Corruption Fund’s Local Government Accountability and Integrity Standard and its Implementation Guide, and how local authorities and activists can get involved from here on.
Bellingcat: How an open-source investigation is held?
ACF organised a lecture with Peter van House, Senior Researcher at Bellingcat, and a discussion with Nikolay Staykov, Investigative Journalist at the Anti-Corruption Fund.
ACF presents EUmoney.bg: a platform for citizen monitoring of European projects
On 16th September (Thursday) at 11 a.m. on the Facebook channel of the Anti-Corruption Fund we will present the new internet platform EUmoney.bg.
EUmoney.bg is the first public mechanism for citizens’ feedback on projects implemented with EU funds in Bulgaria.
With EUmoney.bg, for the first time, citizens will have the opportunity to leave comments on irregularities they have noticed and to send anonymous signals on abuse and corruption in project implementation.
We applaud Bulgarian civil society’s dedication to promote rule of law in all seasons
U.S. Resident Legal Advisor Jessica Kim met with the Anti-Corruption Fund to discuss the importance of continued dedication to investigating, preventing and redressing corruption at all levels in Bulgaria.
Anti-corruption institutions 2020: the problems are getting worse
What are the results of the fight against political corruption in Bulgaria in the last five years? How many politicians and senior civil servants in Bulgaria have been convicted on corruption charges? How many have been acquitted? How many of the indictments have not yet entered the courtroom? What happens to some forgotten investigations? How many politicians and senior public officials have been found to have a conflict of interest?
ACF organizes seminar in support of independent journalism in Bulgaria
The Anti-Corruption Fund (ACF) and Konrad Adenauer Stiftung’s Southeast Europe Media Programme jointly organized a seminar to discuss practical measures to support independent journalism in Bulgaria. The seminar was attended by 35 journalists from 17 media outlets across the country, covering the work of institutions at the national, regional, and municipal level, the judiciary, as well as working on investigations at the national and local level.
An ACF analysis shows which political parties received the most paid and controlled votes in the last Bulgarian parliamentary election in April
In a live stream today, the Anti-Corruption Fund (ACF) presented the results of its study of the outcome of the last parliamentary election in April 2021. The study subjects the official election results to statistical analysis to answer the following questions:
- What is the size of the controlled and paid vote?
- Where are the polling stations at the greatest risk of controlled and paid vote?
- Which political parties received the most votes in the polling stations at risk of controlled and paid vote?
- See the full analysis here.
- See the results of the previous analysis here.
MAP OF THE SECTIONS AT RISK IN THE PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS, CONDUCTED ON 04.04.2021Г.
Oke Ornstein and the Art of Investigative Journalism
“Investigative journalism is about finding something hidden that needs to be known. And to tell about it with attention to detail and to the absurdity of what often happens.”
Online project presentation: "Transparency and accountability of local authorities, strong communities"
The project “Transparency and accountability of local authorities, strong communities” was presented on December 18, 2020, at 11 am on the Anti-Corruption Fund’s Facebook and YouTube channels. The project is funded by the Active Citizens Fund under the Financial Mechanism of the European Economic Area.
Daniela Peneva, project manager, and Lora Georgieva and Atanas Slavov, senior project experts, talk to Stefan Krastev about the project’s progress and future steps. You can learn more here
Online working meeting with the participation of experts from the Anti-Corruption Fund (ACF) and local coordinators
On November 30, 2020, from 14:00 to 19:00, an online workshop was held with the participation of experts from the Anti-Corruption Fund (ACF) and local coordinators of the project “Transparency and accountability of local authorities, strong communities” from 11 localities.
The project is funded by the Active Citizens Fund under the Financial Mechanism of the European Economic Area.
You can learn more here
The Anti-Corruption Fund has announced the winners of the Red Line Award for 2020
At an online ceremony on the International Anti-Corruption Day, December 9, the Anti-Corruption Fund (ACF) announced the winners of the Red Line Awards for Journalism Against Corruption.
See more details here.
Тhe ACF met with Jessica Kim, resident legal adviser at the U.S. Embassy in Bulgaria
On 24 September, the Anti-Corruption Fund met with Jessica Kim, resident legal adviser at the U.S. Embassy in Bulgaria, providing justice sector assistance to build capacity in combating public corruption, money laundering, and organized crime. The fund’s experts briefed Ms. Kim on the results of the organization’s latest investigations. Read more here.
Representatives of the ACF met with US Ambassador Herro Mustafa
Boyko Stankushev, Director of the Anti-Corruption Fund, and Dr. Atanas Slavov, senior legal adviser at the Anti-Corruption Fund, met with Ambassador Mustafa and discussed current issues, concerning the combat against corruption and the situation with the rule of law in Bulgaria.
The Anti-Corruption Fund presented the findings of its annual monitoring report
On June 25, 2020 (Thursday) at 10:30 a.m., the Anti-Corruption Fund presented the findings of its annual monitoring report on investigations of high-level corruption “Anti-corruption institutions: activity without visible results.” See more here.
Members of the ACF team met today with Hera Jay Brown
12.02.2020 Members of the ACF team met today with Hera Jay Brown, a Fulbright-Schuman Researcher to the European Union with expertise on migration in Europe. Ms. Brown is especially interested in researching schemes granting “golden visas and passports” to foreign investors in Bulgaria, a topic which ACF has researched extensively.
ACF organized a training seminar for investigative journalists
29.11 – 01.12.2019 The Anti-Corruption Fund Foundation with the support of the Embassy of The Netherlands organized a training seminar for investigative journalists. The event, which took place at the Starosel hotel gathered under one roof leading Bulgarian journalists and lecturers from The Netherlands.
Dr. Philip Gounev, Chairman of the Board of ACF, presented the work and achievements of the organization to a high-profile audience in Washington DC.
19 Nov 2019: The meeting brought together representative of the board of the America for Bulgaria Foundation, State Department officials, and private sector representatives. A number of influential think tanks also sent representatives: the Hudson Institute, the National Endowment for Democracy, the International Republican Institute, the National Democratic Institute, and the National State Sector for State Courts. Also in attendance were former ambassadors to Bulgaria James Pardew and Roderick Moore. Read more here.
12 Nov 2019: Improving Business Competitiveness in Bulgaria
More than 70 business leaders, diplomats, and representatives of trade and business organizations gathered today in Sofia to discuss corruption prevention and detection.
In his lecture What CEOs Need to Know About Corruption Prevention & Detection: How to Limit Opportunities for Internal and External Malfeasance keynote speaker John L. Verna, CBA, CPA, CFE shared strategic advice with some of Bulgaria’s leading business decision-makers. Read more here
NGO Summer School 2019
ACF legal expert Lora Georgieva-Mateeva was one of 17 civic activists, participants in the eight edition of NGO Summer School 2019, which took place between 23 and 28 September. The event is organized by the Bulgarian Center for Not-for-Profit Law.
Training - II
On 10 November 2017, ACF held its first training in Sofia Municipality, following an invitation by Maria Achkova, mayor of the Sredetz district.
Training - III
ACF staff presented a lecture “How to prevent corruption and fraud” to students from AUBG as part of the university’s Politics Weeks, held between 20 – 24 November.