Be part of the Global Challenge: Students Against Corruption!

02 May 2018

The Columbus Association and Universidad del Rosario in collaboration with Transparency International invite students from universities in Europe and Latin America to participate in the first Global Challenge seeking to mobilize young people around the understanding and fight against corruption.

Corruption affects, to a greater or lesser extent, all the countries of the world. According to Transparency International's Corruption Perception Index 2017, most countries show little or no progress in their anti-corruption indexes. We believe that young people from all over the world can actively contribute to the understanding, awareness and proposals for a long-term solution.

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What is the challenge?

To create a digital narrated audio-visual interpretation/presentation, following the format of "storytelling", around the following topics:

• The problem of corruption in their countries

• The consequences and impacts of corruption on their environment

• How they can contribute to fighting corruption from the exercise of their profession.

 

What is the prize?

The winning student or team will receive one scholarship (tuition-free) to attend the UR Summer School "Power and Corruption". This summer course will be held at the Universidad del Rosario, Bogotá-Colombia, from July 23 to 27, 2018. In case of winning a group of two or three students, students are responsible for choosing a single beneficiary of the scholarship*.

Additionally, Transparency International (TI) will raise to the attention of the national chapter of the country where the winner(s) live (if any) the possibility of accepting the winner as volunteer for a short period of time in their offices. The national chapter in question will be free to accept or not this opportunity.

 

How do I participate?

Participation will be open to students individually or by teams of up to 3 students. Participants must belong to European or Latin American universities of any academic program, especially Law, International Relations, Political Science, Economics, Management or Business.

Students interested in participating must register with their personal data in the following link: https://goo.gl/forms/43mx7Y7bgShPnvbL2

Once registered, students will receive more information to prepare their participation:

• References and data on the situation of corruption in the world, Toolkit prepared by Transparency International (Available only in English)

• Methodological guide on how to design a "storytelling" that captivates, connects and invites reflection and technical guidelines of the contest.

The Global Challenge: Students Against Corruption will be open until Monday, May 21, 2018, 18h00 GMT-5 (Bogota-Colombia Time), the deadline by which registered students must have submitted their work.

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For more information, please consult the PDF below or contact:

Jesus G. Ariza Cera

Project Manager - Columbus Association

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Paula Cortes Diaz

Universidad del Rosario

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*Some external financing entities might contribute financing the winner's travel and accomodation.

General information

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