About us

The European Research Centre for Anticorruption and State-building (ERCAS) was founded in 2013 by Alina Mungiu-Pippidi, the President of the Romanian Academic Society and Professor of Democracy Studies at the Hertie School in Berlin. ERCAS developed the FP7 research project ANTICORRP and many other projects and was instrumental in developing the anticorruption education centre ACREC at the University of Kyiv Mohyla after the Revolution of Dignity. In 2023 Alina Mungiu-Pippidi taught a joint hybrid class on crony capitalism to Kyiv-based and Berlin-based students. The centre has turned over the years into a multi-city centre, with units in Bucharest, Berlin, Roma and Kyiv and produced a new generation of fact-based corruption and transparency indicators.