A regional seminar on «Enhancing integrity for sustainable investment» will be held on 18-19 February in Barcelona, Spain, in the framework of the EU-OECD Programme on Promoting Investment in the Mediterranean.
The objective of the seminar is to provide a platform for multi-stakeholder dialogue on the importance of taking action in the fight against corruption in investment transactions. Representatives from both the public and private sectors from MED and EU economies will explore how the adoption and promotion of integrity measures can contribute to achieving sustainable FDI and ease the deployment of investments. The seminar will notably introduce international instruments on anti-corruption which help policy makers advance integrity, promote a clean business environment and include cooperation mechanisms with the private sector.
The EU-OECD Programme on Promoting Investment in the Mediterranean, launched in October 2016 in Tunis, aims to implement sound and attractive investment policies and establish effective institutions in the Southern Mediterranean (MED) region, with a view to attract quality investments and support job creation opportunities, local development, economic diversification and stability. The Programme is implemented by the MENA-OECD Competitiveness Programme and the Investment Division of the OECD Directorate of Financial and Enterprise Affairs, and is governed by an Advisory Group, co-chaired by the European Commission and the OECD, with the participation of beneficiary countries, the Secretariat of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) and regional partners.