09 December 2014 – International Anti-Corruption Day “Zero Corruption. 100% Development”

International Anti-Corruption Day

“Zero Corruption. 100% Development”

Happy Birthday Libera Brussels 1 year

Public roundtable / Social Village / Video Projection/ Libera Terra products to taste


Date: 9 December 2014                                                                       Time: 18:00 – 22:00

Venue: Micromarché, Quai à la Houille 9, 1000 Bruxelles website en.micromarche.com

Background :

December 9 is the International Anti-Corruption Day.

Corruption is a serious crime that undermines social and economic development. It concerns all countries and affects everyone. It undermines democratic institutions, erodes citizens trust in their political representatives, diverts resources from public utilities to private uses, slows down economic development.

To mark the International Anti-Corruption Day, Libera Bruxelles, together with other peer CSOs, will host a public roundtable to raise awareness about the necessary tools (at the European and Belgian level) to fight political corruption as well as the role of CSOs in promoting legality, and transparency in public decision making.

During the event, different  Belgium-based actors will showcase and provide information about their work to fight corruption, conflict of interests (revolving doors), and to promote a culture of legality, transparency, and public scrutiny over public decision making process: the social village.


18:30 – 20:00

Roundtable: “Zero Corruption. 100% Development : The social and economic costs of corruption”


  • Elisa Baldini, former representative of Libera Brussels
  • Don Luigi Ciotti President of “Libera . Associations, names and numbers against mafias”


  • Francisco Milán , Restarting the Future Policy Adviser (digital campaign aimed at promoting transparency and fighting corruption in Europe)
  • Corporate Europe Observatory – The revolving doors campaign
  • Gudrun Vandewalle, academic expert on Financial and Economic crime and Governance and Ethics


  • Méabh Mc Mahon, Journalist in Brussels



Art performances

Michel Gilbert will animate the event and help us in growing awareness on corruption through their art.

Social Village

The ‘Social Village’ is a place where all actors active in fighting corruption  will have the possibility to show their work, activities, projects, partnership and share useful information concerning the fight against corruption in all their forms. Through the social village, LIBERA Bruxelles aims at making a first step towards a CSOs platform to fight corruption and organised crime.

Food and Drinks

After the roundtable, there will be moment where speakers, participants, associations and artists will have the possibility to know each others, share their experiences, values and project ideas while drinking and tasting the delicious product of Libera terra

Libera Terra Shop

Libera Terra reunites the social coops which, under guidance from “Libera (Freed). Associations, Names and Numbers Against Mafia Organizations” run productions and hundreds of hectares of property taken from mafia organizations in Sicily, Apulia, Calabria and Campania. Pasta, legumes, extra virgin olive oil, honey, sweet and savory preserves, mozzarella di bufala and limoncello are just a few of the products produced by Libera Terra. Using the best organic raw materials, the products rediscover the typical flavors of the territory and present provide a high nutritional and organoleptic profile.

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