NEWS - 28 May 2024

RESPOND Kick-Off Meeting

On 22-24 May, the kick-off meeting of the RESPOND project took place at the Alma Mater Studiorum of the University of Bologna together with the consortium partners. RESPOND – Rescuing Democracy from Political Corruption in Digital Societies – is a five-year project funded by the European Commission’s Horizon Europe programme to shed light on the corruption and undue influence that undermine the quality of democracy.

Based on a mixed-methods research design, RESPOND examines 27 EU countries and 11 neighbouring countries to understand the mechanisms of corruption in digital societies, its impact on democracy, and the responses needed to promote people’s commitment to integrity. To read more about our objectives, approach, and the role of Transcrime within the project, click here.

The project, coordinated by the University of Bologna, involves 16 European partners, including: Transcrime-Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Anti-Corruption Research And Education Centre (UKR), Central European University (AT), Government Transparency Institute (HU), University of Gothenburg (SE), Institute for Global Analytics (BG), King’s College London (UK), Libera-associazione, nomi e numeri contro le mafie (IT), Sciences Po (FR), Sustainable Communication (BE) with its affiliates Net7 (IT) and Tele Radio City (IT), University of Amsterdam (NL), University of Lisbon (PT), University of Duisburg-Essen (DE).