On 15 November 2017, Ms. Émilie Cazenave, international partnerships coordinator, and Ms. Izadora Zubek, international project assistant, presented the structure, missions and activities of the High Authority to 38 foreign high-ranking public officials from 22 different countries.
This presentation took place in the context of a specialized international cycle of public administration (CISAP) organized by the National School of Administration (ENA) from 6 to 20 November. Devoted to the fight against corruption, the course was conducted by representatives of French institutions, such as the Agency for the Recovery and Management of Seized and Confiscated Assets (AGRASC) and the French Anti-corruption Agency (AFA), officials of international organizations, such as the World Bank and the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF), as well as experts from civil society and academia.
Foreign public officials wanted to understand the role and operation of the High Authority. They were especially interested in the legal provisions and means put in place to guarantee the independence of this institution. Furthermore, they inquired about the control of asset declarations and declarations of interests and activities, and about the creation of the lobbyists’ register. Their questions focused on the files forwarded by the High Authority to prosecutors, the enforcement of sanctions in case of misconduct, and the role of the media in disseminating and processing the data published by the High Authority.
This presentation at the ENA enabled the High Authority to inform an international audience about the laws, mechanisms and practices adopted in France to promote transparency in public life.