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Programme - Integrity and the crisis: How to earn back the trust of young people?


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Joint Conference by Transparency International and the OECD

9 December 2013

11:30 - 17:15

OECD Conference Centre, Paris

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11.30-12.00 Arrival of participants

Welcoming remarks
Angel Gurría, Secretary-General, OECD


Integrity and the crisis: What young people really think
A conversation between
Mária Barna, Transparency International Hungary
Johanna Nyman, Board Member, European Youth Forum

Angel Gurría, Secretary-General, OECD
Cobus de Swardt, Managing Director, Transparency International
Moderator: Luke Balleny, Commentary Editor, Thomson Reuters Foundation

Youth leaders will share their views about the state of young people’s trust in institutions and discuss with the heads of the OECD and Transparency International how to ensure that the interests and aspirations of young people are not only heard in the political system but also taken into account.

13.00-14.00 Lunch
A light lunch will be served for all participants

Tools for integrity: Fighting corruption
Daniela Aleksieva, Responsible for Young Workers' Questions, Confederation of Independent Trade Unions Of Bulgaria
Kukuh Adi Danisworo, Youth Project Assistant, Transparency International Indonesia
Sergejus Muravjovas, Executive Director, Transparency International Lithuania
Mark Pieth, President of the Board, Basel Institute on Governance, and Chair, OECD Working Group on Bribery in International Business Transactions
Moderator: Emmanuel Sanyi, Education Information Services International, Cameroon

Corruption affects young people as a result of their involvement in almost every aspect of society — as students, activists, citizens, workers, customers and voters. At the same time young people are a powerful force of change. Panellists will discuss how young people experience corruption and through inspiring stories of change hear about the tactics of youth in the fight against corruption.


Coffee break


From activism to politics?
Anna Ascani, Member of Parliament, Italy
Tamar Chugoshvili, Assistant to the Prime Minister of Georgia on Human Rights and Gender Equality Issues
Duarte Marques, Member of Parliament, Portugal
Cobus de Swardt, Managing Director, Transparency International
Moderator: Natalie Sedletska, Journalist, Vaclav Havel Fellow, RFE/RL (Ukrainian Service)

Young Members of Parliament and politicians who have recently entered politics - often after engaging in protest movements or other types of social activism in their country or internationally - will discuss what motivated their decision to enter politics and what their experience has been. Are young people entering politics in their country? What have they been able to achieve and what impediments have they experienced to incorporate the views and interests of young people into the policy making process?

17.00-17.15 Concluding remarks
Anthony Gooch, Director of Public Affairs and Communications, OECD

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