The «Anti-Corruption After School» has launched a series of educational events

The «Anti-Corruption After School» has launched a series of educational events aimed at raising awareness about effective anticorruption tools, mechanisms, and practices.

The first topic of discussion focused on lobbying and its regulation. That’s the shadow lobbying that turns parliamentary processes into a «black box», depriving civil society of the opportunity to monitor these processes and identify violations. This situation also disrupts the balance of interests, a point vividly illustrated by Vlada Pushkareva’s analytical project DumaBingo.

Research conducted within the framework of the project seeks to answer questions about the interests represented by the state deputies of the Russian Federation, their connections with business, regional elites, and various interest groups, as well as who influences the enactment of laws. Vlad Pushkarev’s project DumaBingo demonstrated how to make processes in the realm of public administration more transparent and understandable for everyone.

Anticorruption lawyer Grigory Mashanov presented a model for the proper regulation of lobbying in various countries and also shared examples of several lobbyist registers in operation. This information assists activists in studying the dynamics of interest promotion within parliamentary structures and conducting investigations. Such practices contribute to increasing accountability, and, consequently, reducing the level of corruption.

The next discussion, scheduled for March, will focus on the role of women in anticorruption politics. To ensure you don’t miss announcements about upcoming events, subscribe to our Telegram channel.