Is it possible and useful to learn to fight corruption? One of the effects of the economic and financial crisis, in the last few years, has been the inclusion or, in the programs where it was already present, reinforcement of ethics in the main curruculum or syllabus. The Transparency International Summer School on Integrity in Vilnius is presented in this promotional video as the first such course in the region aimed at directly addressing the subject of corruption and how to fight it.
The Summer School is for students, graduates and young professionals. In 2011, the event hosted some eighty students from 24 countries.
Uploaded on Feb 15, 2013
Transparency International Summer School on Integrity offers an intensive anti-corruption training for the world future leaders. The course equips and inspires those who will make public decisions in the near future to stand up against corruption in their countries. With your help we plan to offer scholarships to talented students who would like to participate, but who otherwise would not be able to do so.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Young people have the potential to drive real change as today’s citizens and tomorrow’s leaders. Many young people are passionate about creating a better society in their countries. To act on their values, they need the skills and knowledge that today’s anti-corruption activists and researchers offer at the School. We need your support to help these people realise their ambition to come to the School and gain the knowledge and skills they need to speak up against corruption in their societies.
How will this project solve this problem?
Taking place in Lithuania, the School brings together the leading anti-corruption professionals and young enthusiasts who work together on compelling real-life corruption cases, participate in lively discussions, develop their own ideas and have an opportunity to implement them with the help of the School action grants. With your help we seek to make it possible for more youth leaders to participate in the course by providing 15 competitive scholarships to those unable to find funding.
Potential Long Term Impact
The Summer School on Integrity sets out to inspire future leaders and invest in those who will be making public decisions in the near future. The course addresses the concepts of civic empowerment, e-democracy, public transparency and accountability. Members of the School’s alumni network do not only talk about change, they implement it. The network is composed of more than 200 youth leaders who joined our community and help take the fight against corruption to another level. See pictures.
You learn a lot, and you have fun. I have met people who care passionately about corruption, and I learned hugely from them.
– Nicola Ljubicic, Alumni, 2011. Now works for the Global Advice.
Total Funding Received to Date: $70
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $14,930
Total Funding Goal: $15,000