What is Transparency International School on Integrity?
Transparency International School on Integrity is an annual state-of-the-art anti-corruption and accountability training for future leaders. The School 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.
The upcoming School will be held in an all-empowering format online on 2-7 August 2021.
Following a rigorous selection process, students will attend interactive online sessions and learn from leading anti-corruption and accountability professionals. Transparency School seeks to create a peer-to-peer learning and integrity-building environment that links theory with practice and helps young leaders to acquire skills to better convey the message of anti-corruption.
The lectures, seminars, and trainings provide the School participants with a unique blend of international and local knowledge, while also challenging students to approach the subject from a new perspective and offer novel, previously untested solutions. Since 2010, Transparency School has welcomed some 1300 youth leaders from more than 120 countries worldwide. Please find more information about our Alumni network here.
In 2019, Transparency International Lithuania received the Amalia anti-corruption award for the impact of the Transparency School.
Amalia Award recognizes and celebrates professional excellence and impact by anti-corruption fighters from within the Transparency International movement. Please find more information here.
The Transparency School 2021 tuition fee is 500 EUR.
A limited number of full tuition fee waivers is available for applicants from Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Georgia, Hong Kong, India, Moldova, Myanmar, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Sri Lanka, Uganda, Ukraine, Taiwan and Venezuela.
In addition, there is a limited number of partial tuition fee waivers available.
Also, university students of Nordplus Law Network partner universities (from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Norway and Sweden) are entitled to receive Nordplus mobility grant. List of universities can be found here. Nordplus Law Network coordinator will contact you regarding the scholarship, which amounts to 70 EUR, once you are selected and confirmed your participation.
Is this School for you?
This one is easy. Transparency School is for senior students, graduates and young professionals under the age of 35 eager to learn how to stand up against corruption and how to achieve greater transparency in their country. Moving the School to a fully online format presents participants with the unique opportunity to spotlight the best of what the online format offers – meaningful collaboration and the ability to reflect and connect with colleagues from around the world.
The virtual Transparency School will offer interactive lectures and seminars, an ‘unconference-like’ atmosphere and opportunities to engage with fellow participants. These include workshops and virtual social and networking activities which provide the space to connect with peers from across the globe.
The School usually hosts an equal share of participants from private and public sectors, NGOs and academia from all over the world. Such diversity in background and experience further strengthens our applied approach to anti-corruption and transparency. Therefore, participants not only learn about the causes of corruption but also spend a large part of their time learning practical ways in which societies can become more transparent and accountable.
Transparency School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, political beliefs, marital, familial or parental status, sexual orientation or any other basis.
Transparency School is organized in cooperation with Mykolas Romeris Law School in Vilnius. Its mission is to educate young people to become creative, innovative and productive members of society in all areas, from science to culture and technology. Currently MRU enrolls approximately 9.000 students and employs over 700 academic staff.
Transparency Schoolers share their experience
“Despite the online format, this year’s Transparency School was a truly engaging event. I was pleased to receive cutting-edge insights from leaders in the field and will take these into my own approach to advocacy. I also appreciated the efforts to build networking into the online event.”
Transparency Schooler 2020
”Alone as individuals, fighting corruption and the ills of society may be next to impossible. But together, we can make some impact. Thanks to Transparency International, Lithuania, we are now part of a network of people from different continents who are working to make a difference in their respective countries.”
“The best part of the school was the fact that we could share the experiences related to the topics that we discussed. Especially about investigative journalism and anti-corruption mechanism of different countries.”
Kankanamalage Chathurangie Janithrika Jayasundara
“The school was extraordinary, I was able to learn and share experiences with renowned experts and colleagues in the field of anti-corruption, ethics and integrity. In the wake of the current pandemic it was great to have the focus on the anti-corruption strategies, procurement risks and money laundering. Definitely, I gained knowledge, lessons and will put them in practice.”
”TI Lithuanian Chapter created a great atmosphere during the summer school and managed a great performance under the unusual circumstances. All the online sessions were professionally prepared and supervised. In addition, the lectures were very interesting and the invited guests were very authentically and appropriately selected for the topics. I definitely recommend the TI for the future generations and wish you all the best, TI Lithuania!”
Transparency Schooler 2020
The application process
Applying is really simple – just fill out and submit our online application form. Please find more information on how to apply here.
If you have any additional questions regarding the application procedure, fees, scholarships, other inquiries or encounter any difficulties concerning the application form, please contact us at admissions[at]transparencyschool.org.
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