Integrity and anti-corruption, The Hague Academy, 27 October – 7 November, 2014
The training programme aims to increase understanding of the international anti- corruption framework and related integrity policies. The role of various actors and international instruments in eliminating corruption and promoting the rule of law will be examined and corruption’s relation to international development and human security will be discussed. Moreover, the course also provides insight in the roles and responsibilities of the different actors in promoting integrity in organisations.
This course will examine the seven building blocks of integrity will be discussed, as well as coherence of integrity policies with the overall financial and HR-policy.
The training is designed to broaden your understanding of the complexities of corruption, its root causes, and impact on society. Examples from The Netherlands will be discussed and organisations such as OLAF and GRECO will talk about their work in the field of anti-corruption. In addition, knowledge and skills to develop a sustainable policy for the promotion of integrity will be enhanced. Special attention will be paid to obstacles and dilemma´s in the implementation process and how to overcome them.
This course will help you to:
- Examine the cross-cutting nature of corruption and the social impact surrounding it;
- Have insight in the importance of integrity for well-functioning, transparent (government) institutions and for economic growth;
- Be able to deal with challenges related to anti-corruption and integrity policies;
- Identify instruments for increasing transparency and accountability;
- Better understanding of the international framework of anti-corruption conventions, protocols and best practices;
- Know how the Dutch policy for integrity of civil servants is shaped and organised.
After successful completion of the course you will receive a certificate of The Hague Academy for Local Governance.
This training is interesting for
Professionals working for municipal, provincial or national government, for a donor organisation or NGO and who are involved in anti-corruption , transparency and accountability processes in relation to development and governance.
To increase your understanding of the underlying principles and mechanisms of corruption and promoting transparency and accountability processes, experts will share with you their thoughts and experiences. Contributions come from professionals and practitioners from institutes in the field of law, integrity, accountability and transparency, e.g. the Prosecutor’s Office, the National Audit Committee, the Judiciary, National Bureau Integrity Public Sector and the Ombudsman.
The course fee is € 3.150,-. This includes all training-related costs, as well as drinks, lunches, training materials and travel during the training programme. Travel to and from The Hague and accommodation is not included. The course language is English.
If you would like to receive more information or in case you have any questions, you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or +31(70) 37 38 695.
Deadline for application is 29 August, 2014. Click here for more information about the application procedure and the on-line application form.
The Netherlands organisation for international cooperation in higher education (NUFFIC) offers the opportunity to apply for a fellowship for this training course, as part of the Netherlands Fellowship Programme (NFP) for short courses. To see if you are eligible for a fellowship and to learn more about the rules and regulations regarding the fellowship, please see www.nuffic.nl/nfp.
You can apply between 1 March and 6 May (3.00 pm CET) 2014. If you want to apply for a NFP fellowship you have to:
- Register in the online Nuffic database: Scholarships online (SOL) at www.nuffic.nl/nfp
- Sent us your application form for this training course. Click here for the form
Applications sent after 6 May 2014 (3 PM CET) will not be considered for a fellowship. In SOL you can check the status of your application for the NFP fellowship. Please be aware that Nuffic and The Hague Academy are two separate organisations.
The MENA Scholarship Programme (MSP) is funded by the Netherlans Ministry of Foreign Affairs and offers around 140 scholarships a year to professionals. The MENA Scholarships are distributed proportionally among ten participating countries. The target group is professionals (with a maximum age of 45) who are nationals of and working in one of the following countries: (Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman and Tunisia).
Applications for a MENA Scholarship for this training course should be submitted to the Netherlands Embassy in your own country before 4 February 2014!
For more information about this scholarship and how to apply see http://www.studyinholland.nl/scholarships/scholarships-administered-by-nuffic/mena-scholarship-programme