From November 7 to 10 study visit „No corruption. Civic control of local authorities” was organized for 10 students form Bosnia and Herzegovina and Azerbaijan – members of “Young Business Leaders’ Academy” The Educational Society for Malopolska. Project was financed by Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Members started their stay in Warsaw at lecture “Resistance of coruption – law and practise” by Ms. Julia Pitera, M.P., former president of Transparency International Poland.
Students met representatives of NGOs, which are attended to counter corruption: Stefan Batory Foundation (Program “Against Corruption”), The Foundation in Suppport of Local Democracy (“The Transparent Poland” project), Helsinki Human Rights Foundation, Polish-Czech-Slovak Solidarity Foundation („No corruption. Civic control of local authorities” program).
Trainees visited in the editorial office of daily newspapers: “Rzeczpospolita”, where they listened to the lecture on local journalism by redactor Ms. Izabela Kraj, and “Gazeta Wyborcza”, where listened to the lecture on the role of media in civic campaign “The Transparent Poland”. Additionally participants met Mr. Adam Kwiatkowski (Deputy Head, Praga Po³udnie District Council, Warsaw), who gave them the short introduction to the Polish local government system.