Workshop: “Political criteria for EU membership: Public Funding and Corruption”

Venue: Institute of European Studies, University of Tirana (and online on Zoom link)

Time: 16:30 – 18:00

On April 5th, a workshop session will be organised in the framework of the Jean Monnet Chair project (OwnEU) at the Institute of European Studies. The main topic of the event is the relevance of public funding and corruption for Albania, in the context of the EU accession process. Keynote speaker of the activity will be Professor Iain McMenamin, from the Dublin City University, Ireland.

Professor McMenamin will present findings from his latest research. Summary of findings: “The EU requirements for membership considers public funding as part of the fight against corruption.  However, the evidence is unclear.  Public funding probably reduces corruption under some circumstances, but we are not sure what those conditions are.  Public funding is inexpensive and worth supporting for good democratic reasons, independent of corruption control.”  The above propositions will be discussed using original data on public funding, placing Albania in comparative context. Questions and discussion session will follow the lecture.

For those interested to join the meeting online, please use this link.

If you wish to attend the event in person, please write to for confirmation.