International Development Law Organization

Fundamental Rights Forum 2021 - Youth Championing a Corruption-free Europe and Eastern-Southern Neighbourhood

EVENT | Monday, 11 October 2021 | 17.45 - 18.45 CEST

Fundamental Rights Forum 2021 - Youth Championing a Corruption-Free Europe and Eastern-Southern Neighbourhood: A Dialogue on Opportunities to Co-produce Justice, Rule of Law and Accountability

Corruption is widely recognized as a threat to global peace and security. When corruption becomes entrenched, it deprives citizens of meaningful access to essential services and the institutions that provide them, undermining sustainable development and fostering mistrust.  

Worldwide, youth are at the forefront of campaigns to counter corruption. However, youth-led actions and movements are not always integrated into broader reforms aimed at strengthening access to justice, the rule of law, and accountability. This risks reducing the effectiveness of both the movements and reforms. 

This online event hosted by the International Development Law Organization (IDLO) and the North-South Centre of the Council of Europe as part of the Fundamental Rights Forum 2021, will explore opportunities to overcome that disconnect and more effectively link youth-led anti-corruption efforts to institutional reforms in ways that strengthen and sustain the effectiveness of reforms and promote a people-centered approach to the rule of law. 



The Program


  • Ted Hill, Officer-in-Charge of The Hague Branch Office, International Development Law Organization (IDLO)
  • Graziano Tullio, Programme Officer of the Youth Cooperation programme, North-South Centre of the Council of Europe


  • Chiara Adamo, Acting Director of Human Development, Migration, Governance and Peace Directorate and Head of Unit, Gender Equality, Human Rights and Democratic Governance, Directorate-General for International Partnerships, European Commission
  • Halyna Chyzhyk, Judicial reform expert at the Anticorruption Action Centre in Ukraine
  • Levan Duchidze, IDLO Country Director in Ukraine 
  • Mohamed Edabbar, African Union Youth Ambassador for Peace
  • Serena Ibrahim, Founder, Youth Against Corruption, Lebanon
  • Adea Kondirolli, Project Manager, Organization for Increasing Quality of Education in Kosovo
  • Drago Kos, Chair of the OECD Working Group on Bribery, OECD


Event Recording