NFPK Anticorruption Academy
Within the framework of its educational activities, the Anticorruption Endowment (NFPK) has prepared a new long-term project called Anticorruption Academy, specifically tailored to the needs of high school and university students and active members of the public in the regions.
We will meet for the first time at 12:30 on 4 October in the Lecture Hall of Opava’s School of Applied Arts at Praskova 399/08, Opava.
In the course of our get-togethers, the audience will obtain information directly associated with an active approach to developments at both the regional and national level. They will learn what they can do to obtain information (Act 106/1999 on free access to information), how to interact with the bodies participating in criminal proceedings (e.g. how to file a criminal complaint), and how to deal with state administration bodies (submissions to ÚOHS and other authorities of the state). They will also learn what to do if they become witness to corrupt conduct (interaction with the police, rules for the provision of audio/video recordings, whistleblowing).
Since public procurement is one of the main channels through which state and municipal funds are siphoned off, the NFPK’s Anticorruption Academy will focus on enlightenment in this particular sphere as well. The attendants will learn how and where it is possible to detect a “snag”, what tricks will be probably used, and how to proceed further if irregularities are discerned.
Students will also obtain a lowdown on the legislative circumstances immediately associated with the public procurement process, and legislation linked with the activities of the Anticorruption Endowment (protection of whistleblowers, register of contracts, etc.).
“We’d like to spread the awareness about the Anticorruption Endowment and the fighting of corruption to the regions. Opava is the first swallow and others will follow suit. And if your town hall or school evinces interest, we will be happy if they get in touch with us. It goes without saying that the structure of events will be adjusted to the needs of the audience,” Anticorruption Endowment director Karel Škácha says about the Anticorruption Academy project.
The NFPK will support the Anticorruption Academy with a fundraising campaign under the aegis of the global Giving Tuesday project, scheduled for November 2017.
The Anticorruption Endowment is a fully independent initiative by people radically unprepared to accept a high level of corruption in state administration. One of our goals is to help expose corruption in state administration and support projects exposing corruption.
Contacts: Karel Škácha, Director, NFPK, tel.: 602 681 513, e-mail: email@example.com