Transparency International School on Integrity, Vilnius, Lithuania

Deadline: 1 May 2014
Open to: senior students, graduates and young professionals under the age of 35. The candidates coming from certain countries (see below) may apply for full or partial scholarships
Venue: 7-13 July 2014, Vilnius, Lithuania

Description

Transparency International School on Integrity in Vilnius is 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. Following a rigorous selection process, selected students spend 7 highly intensive days learning from leading anti-corruption and accountability professionals. The School 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 bring the anti-corruption message across.

School lectures, seminars, training and field trips provide School participants with a unique blend of international and local know-how, while also challenging the students to approach the subject from outside the box and offer novel, previously untested solutions. Since 2010, TI School has welcomed over 350 youth leaders from some 60 countries worldwide.

TI School is for senior students, graduates and young professionals eager to learn how to make a stand against corruption and to achieve greater transparency in their country. The School seven-day format offers a powerful mix of an intensive academic schedule, unconference-like atmosphere and continuous peer-to-peer interactions which all makes it into an unforgettable one-week-long adventure.

In July 2014, once again the organizers expect to welcome some 140 future leaders from more than 60 countries for a seven day event in the beautiful Lithuanian capital Vilnius. The number of places and scholarships is limited, so they encourage you to apply prepared and well in advance.

Upon completion of the TI School course, the students receive 6 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) credits, which only stresses the fact that you come to school to learn and are required to do additional preparatory reading before the School starts. 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. During a School event, interested students are assisted in developing their unique micro-project proposals, which can then compete for financial support from the organizers’ partners at the IACC and the Ashoka Foundation. 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.

Who can apply?

The School is open to senior students, graduates and young professionals under the age of 35. The organizers welcome individuals from public, private, non-governmental and academic sectors and from all academic backgrounds. TI School does not discriminate its applicants on the grounds of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, political beliefs, marital, familial or parental status, sexual orientation or any other basis.

Costs

A limited number of scholarships will be available for students from certain countries. Full scholarships cover transportation, tuition and accommodation expenses. Students from eligible countries seeking to receive full or partial scholarships are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. In certain cases, students may be also offered partial tuition fee waivers to cover a part of their course expenses.

Students from the following countries may apply for full or partial scholarships: Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bahrain, Bulgaria, Egypt, Estonia, Georgia, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Latvia, Estonia, Libya, Mauritania, Moldova, Morocco, Palestine, Poland, Romania, Russia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Ukraine, and Yemen.

If you wish to apply for a scholarship, make sure to fill out the appropriate section in the online application form, stating your reasons for applying.

For all the ineligible candidates for scholarships, the regular course fee is EUR 500. It covers tuition, course materials, accommodation, meals and extra-curricular activities.

Application

In order to apply, please fill out and submit the online application form. Please note that you will be asked to upload a short motivational letter along with your Europass CV. You are strongly advised that you prepare these in advance and have them ready before you start filling out your application form.

Please note that the cut-off deadline for non-EU and EU residents applying for a scholarship is 1 May 2014. Students applying for a scholarship will be notified about the results of the selection procedure by 15 May 2014 at the latest. Those not granted a scholarship but whose academic or professional merit and motivation are outstanding will be invited to attend the School while covering their own expenses. The final cut-off date for non-scholarship applications is 15 May 2014. Due to the length of visa-related procedures, non-EU students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Non-scholarship students will be notified of their results within two weeks of their application.

For additional questions regarding the application procedure, fees, scholarships or other general inquiries, please contact the organizer at [email protected].

Read more in the official call.

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