Francesca Rispoli Alastair Nelson Anna Markovska Oleksii Serdiuk Iryna Soldatenko

Corruption and organized crime

A Talk by Francesca Rispoli , Alastair Nelson , Oleksii Serdiuk , Iryna Soldatenko and Anna Markovska

About this Talk

This panel will explore the impact of war on the pervasive nature of organzied crime and corruption in Ukraine as well as different institutional ways of tackling these issues. Then, they will discuss the recent developments of the anti-corruption strategy by the European Union which is in line with the United Nations Convention against Corruption (2003). They will further look at the drivers of corruption particularly in the Kruger National Park (KNP) in South Africa based on the interviews with managers and rangers in KPN while demonstrating the co-developed holistic intervention plan to reduce corruption. Finally, they will talk about the civic monitoring and Resilience Fund as part of the corruption prevention tools from the Italian experience. 

19 October 2023, 07:00 AM

07:00 AM - 08:15 AM

About The Speakers

Francesca Rispoli

Francesca Rispoli

University of Pisa

My doctoral research focused on grassroots strategies against corruption. Civic monitoring is a tool that is becoming relevant to promote citizenship activation.


Alastair Nelson

Alastair Nelson

Conservation Synergies and GI-TOC

Thirty years experience leading field programs in conservation and counter wildlife crime work in the Horn of Africa, East and southern Africa.


Oleksii Serdiuk

Oleksii Serdiuk

Kharkiv National University of Internal Affairs

Head of the Research Laboratory for Psychological Support of Law Enforcement, Kharkiv National University of Internal Affairs, Ukraine and Lieutenant Colonel of Police.


Iryna Soldatenko

Iryna Soldatenko

V.N.Karazin Kharkiv National University, Dep. of Applied Sociology and Social Communications

Researcher, anti-corruption practitioner “Promoting integrity and anti-corruption at the local level in the Eastern Partnership Area"


Anna Markovska

Anna Markovska

Anglia Ruskin University, Anglia Ruskin University

Associate Professor in Criminology, Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) and specialised in organised crime, Ukraine, transition, police reforms and legitimacy.