Program Details

The School curriculum is presented through a variety of learning modules such as lectures, seminars, training, discussions, field trips, film screenings and social events. The program follows a conscious schedule which, as the week goes by, gradually move
Location:
Vilnius, Lithuania
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:
Transparency International School on Integrity (TISI) is an annual state-of-the-art anti-corruption and accountability training for future leaders. The upcoming TISI 2016 will take place during 4-10 July, 2016 in Vilnius, Lithuania. TISI exposes its participants to the latest developments in the field of anti-corruption and accountability and offers real opportunities to try and implement their ideas in practice. Following a rigorous selection process, selected students spend 7 highly intensive days learning from leading anti-corruption and accountability professionals. TISI seeks to create a peer-to-peer learning and integrity-building environment that links theory with practice and helps young leaders to acquire better skills in bringing the anti-corruption message across. School lectures, seminars, training and field trips provide TISI participants with a unique blend of international and local know-how, while also challenging students to approach the subject from outside the box and offer novel, previously untested solutions. Since 2010, TISI has welcomed more than 700 youth leaders from around 90 countries worldwide.

The School curriculum is presented through a variety of learning modules such as lectures, seminars, training, discussions, field trips, film screenings and social events. The program follows a conscious schedule which, as the week goes by, gradually moves away from introductory topics to seminars and training aimed to address particular subjects and let participants to acquire new skill sets. In short, the aim of the program is to leave you inspired and empowered by creating opportunities to learn in small groups as well as through mentoring hours. The School features three teaching modules that cover the public sector, the private sector and civic empowerment tools. Each module deals both with theory and practice and includes: Public sector - grand and small corruption, measuring corruption, state capture, political party financing, public procurement, etc. Private sector – international anti-corruption mechanisms, corporate reporting standards and corruption in different industry sectors, such as the media or sports, etc. The civic empowerment module addresses the role of citizens in monitoring the activities of the state and explores ways in which people can become involved in the public decision-making process, in reporting corruption and in anti-corruption activities.

TISI is organized in cooperation with Mykolas Romeris University in Vilnius. Upon completion of the TISI course, students receive 6 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) credits, which only stresses the fact that participants come to the school to learn and are required to do additional preparatory reading before the School starts. The course reading material is published in advance and students are encouraged to get in touch with TISI organizers for additional reading recommendations. We believe young people have extraordinary potential to create change. For this reason, at TI School we seek to put our alumni in a position where they can use their newly-acquired knowledge and test their ideas in practice. We also know that anything good has to be sustainable and develop organically. This is why during TISI, interested students are assisted in developing their unique micro-project proposals, which can then compete for financial support from our partners at the IACC. Innovative game-changing ideas can receive an action mini-grant of up to 5000 EUR and be assisted by TI School team to help implement the best ideas back in their home countries.
Cost:
he course fee covers tuition fee, course material, accommodation, meals and extra-curricular activities. The fee for TISI 2016 is EUR 600. The lectures are held at the Mykolas Romeris University student campus. Usually all the participants are accommodated at the university hostel facilities and are asked to share a room with another student of the same gender. However, do not hesitate to let us know if you have particular needs or certain preferences. TI School team will do their best to meet

Additional Program Information

Scholarships:
Yes
Scholarships Description:
Applicants are eligible for full scholarships from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bulgaria, Georgia, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Russia, South Africa, Taiwan, Turkey and Ukraine. Also, university students of Nordplus Law Network partner universities.

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