In 2019, the OECD Working Group on Bribery launched its fourth phase of monitoring the implementation of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention in Austria.
Call for written submissions
To assist this evaluation process, the OECD calls for interested parties to provide written submissions on the evaluated countries. All submissions received will be shared with the OECD Working Group on Bribery and used to inform the evaluation process, including the on-site visit. The OECD will publish these submissions on its website only with the evaluated country’s agreement.
Email your submission by 1 August 2019 with your complete contact information to Thea.CHUBINIDZE@oecd.org.
Participation in on-site visit
On 24-27 September 2019, an evaluation team representing the OECD Working Group on Bribery will visit Vienna, Austria. The teamare is made up of experts from two OECD Working Group on Bribery countries plus staff from the OECD Secretariat. The OECD Working Group on Bribery calls for interested parties from the private sector, civil society, academia, media, and others to express interest in participating in the on-site visit.
On-site visits by the evaluation team are an effective way to obtain information on a country’s implementation of the Anti-Bribery Convention, including levels of enforcement of the foreign bribery offence. Each on-site visit includes panels with non-government representatives to obtain their views on awareness, implementation, and enforcement.
Email your request to participate by 1 August 2019 with your complete contact information to Thea.CHUBINIDZE@oecd.org.
The OECD Secretariat will share these requests with the Austrian authorities. It will remain at the authorities’ discretion which parties are invited to participate in the on-site visit, and whether or not government representatives remain present throughout these sessions.
Possible profile of private sector and civil society participants:
- Companies (including SMEs)
- Trade Unions
Written submissions on the evaluated country: 1 August 2019
Expression of interest to participate in on-site visit: 1 August 2019
On-site visit to Austria: 24-27 September 2019
Phase 4 Report discussed by the OECD Working Group on Bribery: 10-13 March 2020