European Network of Integrity Practitioners (ENIP)
The European Network of Integrity Practitioners (ENIP) is an initiative of the Dutch National Integrity Office. The members of ENIP are practitioners, working for a national or regional integrity entity. The network focuses on the public sector and arose from the need to exchange knowledge and experiences with international colleagues in promoting integrity.
The following organisations are members of ENIP:
- Austria, Federal Bureau Anti-Corruption (BAK)
- Estonia, Commission of Public Service Ethics
- Flanders, (virtual) Integrity Office
- Slovenia, Commission for the Prevention of Corruption of the Republic Slovenia
- The Netherlands, Dutch National Integrity Office (BIOS)
Currently, ENIP is not accepting new members. For more information please contact Alain Hoekstra, coordinating policy advisor for BIOS (firstname.lastname@example.org).
First meeting: March 2015, The Hague
From 4 till 6 March 2015 BIOS organized and hosted a meeting that laid the basis for ENIP. An important goal of this meeting was to jointly explore and shape the new partnership. Striking was that the entities face comparable issues, underlining the usefulness and necessity for structural exchange. Substantive themes discussed at this first meeting concerned 'whistleblowing' and the involvement of civil society organisations with integrity and anti-corruption programs.
Second meeting: October 2015, Gent
The second ENIP meeting was organized from 28 – 30 October 2015. The meeting was hosted by the Flemish (virtual) Integrity Office. Five experts from national/regional entities participated and contributed to the meeting, as well as two external speakers. The two central themes during this meeting were (1) integrity and social media and (2) ethical leadership. Related to the topic integrity and social media, BIOS recently published a policy paper (in English) that addresses key issues, considerations and recommendations on the use of social media from an integrity perspective.