Apply For The 'Transparency International School On Integrity 2015'
About SchoolWhat is Transparency International School on Integrity?
Transparency International School on Integrity (TISI) is an annual state-of-the-art anti-corruption and accountability training for future leaders. This year TISI 2015 will take place during 6 – 12 July, 2015. TISI 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. TISI 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 bringing the anti-corruption message across.
School lectures, seminars, training and field trips provide TISI 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, TISI has welcomed almost 500 youth leaders from more than 85 countries worldwide.
Is this School for you?
This one is easy. TISI 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 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.
TISI usually hosts an equal share of participants from private and public sectors, NGOs and academia from Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas. Such diversity in background and experience further strengthen our applied approach to anti-corruption and transparency. So, the students not only learn about the causes of corruption but also spend a larger part of their time learning practical ways in which societies can become more transparent and accountable.
In July 2015, once again we will welcome around 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 we encourage you to apply fully prepared and well in advance.
What will you learn?
TISI is organized in cooperation with Mykolas Romeris University in Vilnius. Upon completion of the TISI 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 course reading material is published in advance and students are encouraged to get in touch with TISI organizers for additional reading suggestions.
The School curriculum is presented through a variety of learning modules such as lectures, seminars, training, discussions, field trips, film screenings and social events. The program follows a conscious schedule which, as the week goes by, gradually moves away from introductory topics to seminars and training aimed to address particular subjects and let participants to acquire new skill sets. In short, the aim of the program is to leave you inspired and empowered by creating opportunities to learn in small groups as well as through mentoring hours.
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 and includes:
Public sector - grand and small corruption, measuring corruption, state capture, political party financing, public procurement, etc.
Private sector – international anti-corruption mechanisms, corporate reporting standards and corruption in different industry sectors, such as the media or sports, etc.
The civic empowerment module addresses the role of citizens in monitoring the activities of the state and explores ways in which people can become involved in the public decision-making process, in reporting corruption and in anti-corruption activities.
While the 2015 School program is currently being finalized, please see the 2014 curriculum for a glimpse of what the week at TISI looks like.
MRU_buildingThe School on Integrity is organized in cooperation with Mykolas Romeris University in Vilnius. It is the second largest university in Lithuania with 21,000 students and 200 doctoral candidates. 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.
How to applyThe application process
Applying is really simple - just fill out and submit our online application form. Please note that you will be asked to upload a short motivational letter along with your Europass CV. We strongly advise that you prepare these in advance and have them ready before you start filling out your application form.
Who can apply?
The School is open to senior students, graduates and young professionals under the age of 35.
We welcome individuals from public, private, non-governmental and academic sectors, from all academic backgrounds.
TI School does not discriminate its applicants on the grounds of race, color, national origin, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, political beliefs, marital, familial or parental status, sexual orientation or any other basis.
Fees & Accommodation
The course fee is EUR 550. It covers tuition fee, course material, accommodation, meals and extra-curricular activities.
The students will be staying at the Mykolas Romeris University student campus, which provides an effective working environment and allows to keep TISI fees to the minimum.
Do not hesitate to let us know if you have particular needs or certain preferences. TI School team will do their best to meet your needs and make sure nothing spoils your stay in Vilnius.
Once we have confirmed your admittance, we kindly ask you to transfer the participation fee of 550 EUR to the following account by 15 June 2015 the latest:
Transparency International Lithuanian Chapter
Bank Name: AB SEB bankas
Bank Address: Gedimino pr. 12, LT-01103 Vilnius
Bank Code: 70440
IBAN: LT62 7044 0600 0144 8550
Please indicate the purpose of the transfer: Your name/surname – TISI 2015 participation fee
Students applying for TISI 2015 without a scholarship are encouraged to apply as early as possible and will be accepted on a rolling basis. Deadline for scholarship applications is 1 May 2015, for non-scholarship applications - 15 May 2015.
Non-EU students are encouraged to take into account the possible length of visa-related procedures and apply well ahead of the deadlines. Non-scholarship students will be notified of their results within two weeks of their application and no later than 1 June 2014.
Please note that citizens from a number of countries may be eligible for TI School scholarships. For more details, deadlines and procedures of scholarship applications please see the Scholarships section.
Participants from non-EU member states that require a visa to enter Lithuania will be issued an invitation letter upon request. Please address this request to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that an invitation letter will only be issued to those participants who have already paid the registration fee.
Please note that a refund of 500 EUR will be offered to all cancellations made in writing (by email) ONLY until the 15 June 2015.
An administrative refund fee 50 EUR will be withheld.
No refunds will be issued for registrations cancelled after 15 June 2015.
If you have any additional questions or encounter difficulties while filling out the online application form, please contact us at email@example.com.
ScholarshipsA limited number of scholarships will be available for students from certain countries. Full scholarships cover transportation, tuition and accommodation expenses. Students 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: Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bulgaria, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Georgia, Iceland, Latvia, Moldova, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russia, Sweden, Turkey and Ukraine.
Scholarship application deadline - 1 May 2015
Students applying for a scholarship will be notified about the results of the selection procedure by 22 May 2015 at the latest. Those not granted a scholarship but possessing outstanding academic or professional merit and motivation will be invited to attend TISI 2015 at their own expense.
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 additional questions regarding the application procedure, fees, scholarships or other general inquiries, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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