For University Students: TI Academy
Youngsters feel that they should be part of the fight against corruption, but assume that their efforts would be disregarded. Many of them don’t know what to do when encountering corruption. The goal of the project was to strengthen a societal basis that rejects corruption, through an educational and mobilization program based on civil cooperation between TI and joining youth organizations such as universities, colleges for advanced studies. The results of the project: TI educated young students countrywide about the dangers of corruption and gave them an opportunity to actively promote a transparent public life. During the program we developed training and e-learning materials and we started our mentor mentee program for future investigative journalists. Benefits: The participating organizations and youngsters understood corruption better and we had the capacities to engage youth in building a transparent society besides to create the first anti-corruption educational program.
The main goal of the TI Academy project is to educate young students countrywide about the dangers of corruption and to give them an opportunity to actively promote a transparent public life. As part of the project we are collaborating with universities, colleges for advanced studies and other youth organizations. Within the framework of the project we have held several lectures at different institutions, for example at the Corvinus University in cooperation with the István Széchenyi College, or at Farkas Heller College.
Outside of Budapest we have organized teaching sessions in the countryside, through various cooperating partners in Győr, Szeged, Debrecen and in Pécs. In Győr, we work with the Lajos Batthány College, in Debrecen, we work with the István Hatvani College.
During the program we have created training materials to successfully educate young adults about the effects of corruption.
We have developed e-learning materials as well which can be useful for students who are not able to meet us personally at our events. They can download these materials that allows them to learn more about anti-corruption in an understandable and comfortable way. In 2015, we have held lectures about the Hungarian party-and campaign financing system, the corruption risks in public procurements, and the importance of freedom of information. We have built cooperation with 13 universities and colleges and educated about 250 students at our events and workshops.
Duration of the project:
2013. September 2nd – 2016. March 31st
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