New ways for better understanding and fighting corruption: Social scientists, data analysis experts and law enforcement practitioners join forces in EU research project FALCON

Whilst there is no doubt about its detrimental effects, corruption is a complex phenomenon that is hard to precisely grasp and measure. Thus, policy decisions are poorly informed, and technological tools to support the fight against corruption are lacking. The recently launched Horizon Europe project “Fight Against Large-scale Corruption and Organised Crime Networks (FALCON)” will tackle these challenges. The kick-off meeting was held September 20-21 in Athens.