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A presentation by Anna Thayenthal, Transparency International on the Global Youth Anti-Corruption Forum in Brussels on 27 May 2010.

A presentation by Anna Thayenthal, Transparency International on the Global Youth Anti-Corruption Forum in Brussels on 27 May 2010.

Session: Governance and Anti-Corruption (GAC)

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    • Youth and the fight against corruption Global Youth Forum 2010: Mobilizing Youth Against Corruption www.transparency.org
    • What is Transparency International?
      • The global movement against corruption consisting of:
      • 91 National Chapters worldwide;
      • 19 more in process of accreditation;
      • International Secretariat;
      • Board of Directors & Advisory Council;
      • 30 Individual Members; and
      • Senior advisors and other volunteers.
      27/05/10
    • TI’s vision
      • TI’s vision is a world in which
      • government, politics, business, civil society and the daily lives of people are free of corruption
      27/05/10
    • They are saying NO to corruption, join them … now.
    • TI‘s engagement with youth
      • Integrity like corruption is learned
      • Young people are a sizeable percentage of the national population in the whole world
      • Global Corruption Barometer 2009: Youth are more exposed to corruption than older people
      • Youth play a key role in social mobilisation and change
      • TI’s various approaches: Research, education, events, networks etc.
    • Building ethics and integrity in the next generation
      • Primary level: TI Thailand - Colourful teaching booklets aimed at primary school children
      • Secondary level: TI Italy - Global Programme of Ethics Education including seminars for high school students and teachers, ethics education through sports and theatre plays
      • University level: Transparencia por Colombia – Inter-university initiative providing pedagogical tools and methodologies to complement university curricula in ethics education
    • Corruption from A to Z
    • TI Italy: Ethics Education
      • Responsible choice is the first step for everybody’ well-being
      • Objective: To enable students to make the best choice in their social and private live
      • Tools: Contests on poetry, music, research, training workshops for teachers, public events etc.
      • Results: more than 500 students involved
      • Challenges: Bureaucracy, political changes
      • New approach: Addressing corruption in various school subjects
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    • TI Colombia: Cátedra Programme
      • Objective: To contribute to the ethical formation of university students as future leaders of public and private organisations
      • Tools: Inter-university plenaries, case analysis seminars, values in action workshops, exchange of teachers’ experiences in teaching ethics
      • Results: 19 universities involved, reached more than 6,000 students
    • TI Colombia: Recommendations
      • Working in alliance with other institutions from the very beginning of the design of the project has produced greater achievements.
      • The establishment of agreements has formalised the alliance with each of the actors, in terms of academic commitments and of the provision of resources for the development of the project.
      • The commitment and motivation of teachers using Cátedra components.
      • The participation of supportive student leaders.
      • The effective selection of interesting topics of public interest that encouraged debate in the plenaries.
    • TI Lithuania: Summer School on Integrity
      • Importance of integrity and anti-corruption in the curriculum of young and up-and-coming leaders
      • Academic programme in the post-Soviet region to tackle the issue of corruption in the public and private sectors
      • Target group: Graduate students and young professionals
      • Focus on causes of corruption and the tools used in the fight against corruption
    • General lessons learnt
      • Use media and sports tools to promote good governance concepts
      • Use participatory teaching methods
      • Establish link to youth’s daily lives
      • Overcome youth’s short attention span
      • Handle limits to voluntarism
      • Manage youth’s expectations
      • Include youth’s environment: Teachers, parents etc.
      • Actively involve women in anti-corruption movement
    • TI PNG: Mike Manning Youth Democracy Camp
      • In 2008: 55 students 25 Schools
      • In 2009: 60 students incl. 6 from other TI Pacific chapters
      • This July: +50 students registered
      • Source of funding (US State Dept, AusAID, PNGSDP, UNDP, Oxfam International, Save the Children)
    • Typical Camp Program
      • Day through night activities
      • Workshops and seminars
      • Major themes such as;
      • How elections work
      • Systems of government
      • How laws are made, mock court sessions, media workshop, etc…
      • Travel costs and logistical support
      • Communication with schools
      • Limitation of funding sources
      • In Conclusion
      • Youth focus in our outreach as shown by this project
      • Future success depends on educating the leaders and citizens of tomorrow
      • Our message is well received and people are keen to learn more but there are big logistical barriers
      • PNG is culturally diverse, and what works in one province won't always work in others
      • Ability to work with the resources available in provinces will guide future efforts
      YDC Challenges
    • Thank you. For more information, please contact me at: [email_address] www.transparency.org