The Interdisciplinary Corruption Research Forum Series

6th ICR Forum

Photo by Thaddaeus Lim on Unsplash
Photo by Thaddaeus Lim on Unsplash

The sixth edition of the ICRN Forum, took place on June 16-18, 2022 at the University of Bologna and was hosted by the ERC funded research project BIT-ACT (Bottom-Up Initiatives and Anti-Corruption Technologies). 


The Interdisciplinary Corruption Research Forum aims to bring together international early career researchers from all disciplines (including, but not limited to, anthropology, economics, history, law, political science, psychology, sociology) working  on the topic of (anti-)corruption, open government and integrity to present their current research, discuss working papers and initiate collaborative research projects. Forming a thematic network of early career researchers is key to Forum activities. Moreover, each year the forum brings together researchers and practioners, acting as a vital bridge between the policy and research world. 


The ICRN Forum is especially aimed at early career researchers (e.g. PhD students, post-docs etc.), but advanced Master students can also apply. 


The Forum provides a platform to discuss research at three stages of work: work in progress, advanced/finalised research projects as well as co-creations sessions to find other scholars who share their research interests and initiate new projects. In addition to the sessions, the Forum will host a keynote speech and a panel debate that will be open to the public. 

We welcome theoretical and empirical contributions on the topics of  corruption, ethics/ integrity, open government and anti-corruption initiatives at the local, national and international contexts. Contributions on formal and informal institutions, the role of elites, new technologies and international organizations are particularly encouraged. 


In collaboration with Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI) and U4, we were able to provide scholarships to participants from Afghanistan, Colombia, Ethiopia, Ghana, Indonesia, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Niger, Tanzania, Uganda, Palestine, Somalia, and South Sudan, covering their travel and accommodation expenses. 



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     ICRN Meet and Greet

@OECD Global Anti-Corruption & Integrity Forum


Wednesday, March 28 at 11 AM - 12 PM
Room CC16
Looking forward to seeing you there!