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With the objective of significantly advancing knowledge on this topic, BIT-ACT will open a new line of inquiry by investigating what we name anti-corruption technologies (ACTs), that includes a varied ensemble of technologies like social media platforms, crowdsourcing platforms, algorithms, artificial intelligence applications just to name a few of them. The overall objectives of the research project are:
- assess how civil society organizations engage with ACTs to counter corruption
- appraise how ACTs enable intersections between bottom-up and top-down efforts against corruption
- evaluate how ACTs blend with the transnational dimension in the struggle against corruption
As BIT-ACT approaches the end of its third year, the research team will gather for a two-day conference with the Advisory Board and other international experts in the fields of anti-corruption and integrity, social movements and civic participation, digital media, and innovation.
The workshop finishes on June 15th with the talk “Anti-Corruption Reset: Beyond Siloes to Civil Society Collaboration, Adaptive Nonviolent Action” (Shaazka Beyerle, TraCCC/George Mason University) in an open hybrid format.
During the sixth edition of the ICRN – Interdisciplinary Corruption Research Network Forum on June 16th and 17th, the keynote speech and the roundtable will be live-streamed for those who cannot be in Bologna.