Agenda ECF BG 2016

This is the first edition of a regional event part of the Ethics & Compliance Forums (ECF), organized by the Centre for Advanced Research in Management and Applied Ethics in partnership with the European Ethics & Compliance Association throughout Europe. The main focus for the 2016 Bulgarian edition is on the mechanisms, tools, and initiatives that promote integrity and help build an ethical culture in the private and the public sectors.

2016 Bulgarian Ethics & Compliance Forum (ECF BG 2016) represents a special opportunity to share best practices and learn about the latest trends or shifts in the field of Ethics & Compliance in the region. It is also an opportunity for regional cooperation in the fields of anti-corruption and competition, both Romanian and Bulgarian governmental representatives being present as keynote speakers at the event.

The forum itself will take one day. 12 speakers will discuss about the latest developments in the field of preventing and fighting corruption in the public and private sectors (Session 1), various business practices focusing on Ethics & Compliance risk management (Session 2), different approaches to integrity in the public-private areas of intersection (Session 3), and fair competition and fair trade as an integrity issue (Session 4).

Prospective participants need to register via online forms available here. With the help of Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Bulgaria, there is no registration fee for the current edition, but prior registration is mandatory.

ECF BG 2016 is followed by two workshops presented below.

Forum Agenda | November 24, 2016

08.30.–09.00.   Registration & Welcome Coffee
10.30.–10.45.   Coffee Break
10.45.–12.15.   SESSION 2 “Ethics & Compliance Risk Management”
12.15.–13.30.   Networking Lunch
15.00.–15.15.   Coffee Break
15.15.–16.45.   SESSION 4 “Fair Competition and Trade Integrity”
16.45.–17.15.   CONCLUDING REMARKS

 

Workshop 1: “Integrity in the Public Sector” |
November 25, 2016

09.00.–09.30.   Registration & Welcome Coffee
09.30.–11.00.   SESSION 1 Integrity Management in the Public Sector
11.00.–11.15.   Networking Break
12.45.–13.00.   Networking Break
13.00.–14.00.   SESSION 3 Romanian Experiences in Fighting Corruption
14.00.–15.30.   Lunch

 

This workshop is addressing the pressing issue of integrity in the public sector and aims at providing an overview on a comprehensive approach to ethical behaviour in public institutions. It will also highlight the challenges of Romanian experience in this direction, especially with developing institutional mechanisms to prevent illegal and unethical practices.

The workshop is designed for an audience including civil servants, public officials, specialists in governmental affairs and public administration, and NGOs representatives interested or working on the topic. There is only a limited number of seats available and prior registration is mandatory. There is no registration fee and taking part in this workshop is not dependent on the participation in the 2016 Bulgarian Ethics & Compliance Forum. All participants will receive a participation diploma at the end of the workshop.

Workshop 2: “Unfair Competition Practices as an Integrity Risk” |
November 25, 2016

09.00.–09.30.   Registration & Welcome Coffee
09.30.–11.00.   SESSION 1 tba
11.00.–11.15.   Networking Break
11.15.–12.45.   SESSION 2 tba
12.45.–13.00.   Networking Break
13.00.–14.00.   SESSION 3 tba
14.00.–15.30.   Lunch

 

The second workshop is dedicated to those business practices that are commonly called ‘unfair competition’ and pose a high risk not only in terms of legal enforcement actions, but also in terms of reputation and organizational culture.

There is only a limited number of seats available and prior registration is mandatory. There is no registration fee and taking part in this workshop is not dependent on the participation in the 2016 Bulgarian Ethics & Compliance Forum. All participants will receive a participation diploma at the end of the workshop.