ObjectivesThe aim of this project was to educate the younger generation (future citizens of European Union) in the sense of awareness in the sphere of corruption, so that a new generation cherishing the moral values, following the civilized patterns of behavior - both on a personal and official level- could be brought up.
Beneficiaries in Lithuania
- 3 000 direct beneficiaries. High school and university students, members of debate clubs.
- 20 000 indirect beneficiaries. Members of local communities (other school and university students, teachers, parents, friends, officials of various local governmental institutions), members of national governmental institutions (Parliament, ministries).
- Teacher training seminar - outcome: a developed anti-corruption curriculum meant for working with students in clubs (3 days, 40 participants).
- Public introduction of the proposed curriculum in local communities and show debates
- Public debates, round table discussions at local communities, local and national governmental institutions were carried out throughout the year.
- Debate tournaments on corruption related issues 2 national (350 participants).
- Topics: "Punishment for Bribery Should be Made More Strict"; "Anti-corruption Education should be Introduced into School Curriculum".
- Organizing "The best anti-corruption poster and slogan" competition and publishing of the calendar "Youth Against Corruption 2003" with best posters and slogans.
- Organizing anti-corruption campaigns in all 17 cities and towns, giving anti-corruption calendars as gifts to all Members of Parliament, local and national authorities.
- Anti-corruption Youth Forum (Druskininkai, June 20 - 30th, 2003).
- Topic: "EU should introduce anti-corruption policy in its member states" ( 340 participants )
- Compiling data of the project, evaluating results, preparing materials for publications, disseminating the publications and other outputs (August 2003).
- Follow-up activity: International Anti-corruption Youth Forum (Druskininkai , September 2003). Participants from Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania, Poland, Belarus, Moldova and Kazakhstan
- Presentation of Anti-Corruption Action Plan at the Parliament. (September 2003).
- Increased awareness of the problem of corruption and active involvement of young people into the activities of anti-corruption campaign all over Lithuania.
- Comparative analysis and evaluation of the results of the questionnaires filled in by young people before the beginning of the project and at the end of it.
- Compiled materials, which will be ready for dissemination in other schools and local communities of Lithuania;
- Cooperation with other organizations dealing with corruption in the country (Special Investigation Service, Transparency International, Lithuania Chapter).
- Cooperation and a joint activity ("International Anticorruption Youth Forum") with the young people from other countries (Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania, Poland, Belorus, Moldova and Kazakhstan).
- Creation of a charter "Youth Against Corruption" and presentation of it to the department in Parliament dealing with corruption.
DonorsOpen Society Fund-Lithuania, Ministry of Education and Science of the RL, The Kazickas Family Foundation, International Debate Education Association (IDEA), Democracy Commission, US Embassy U.S. Embassy, Baltic American Partnership Program, East-East Program Open Society Fund-Lithuania, Council of Europe Information Centre, British Embassy
Read the report here.