STUDENTS FROM MORE THAT 60 SCHOOLS ARE CREATING TRANSPARENCY FLAGS

Published December 17, 2018

On International Anti-Corruption Day, students from more than 60 schools create their own transparency flags, illustrating the values that are the most important to them. The schools participating in the initiative are members of the Integrity Network of Schools. Since its creation in 2014, the network has grown threefold and now unites one in seven (173 in total) educational institutions from 94 localities in Lithuania.

Students create flags by answering three questions about transparency and fairness at school. Different colors and symbols reflect their choices.

“We see that the creation of transparency flags helps students discuss values at school. Such discussions are very useful; thus, I am glad that more and more schools are joining the Integrity Network of Schools and are actively looking for new ways to talk to students” says Ingrida Kalinauskienė, representative of TILC.

Integrity Network of Schools is an informal initiative that was launched on the December 9th, 2014. Every Lithuanian school that promotes values such as integrity and transparency can join the initiative. During a period of four years, the network has grown nearly threefold: in December of 2014, 50 schools joined the initiative compared to 173 schools today. The aim of the network is to help schools share good examples and implement integrity and transparency initiatives easier.
The Integrity Network of Schools is being developed by Transparency International Lithuania. This years’ initiatives are financed by the French Institute in Lithuania and the Washington DC Lithuanian Professionals Club.

You can see a map of schools that have joined the initiative here. You can find more information about the initiative here (in Lithuanian).

You can read the rules of the “Transparency flags ” initiative here (in Lithuanian).

More information: Ingrida Kalinauskienė, ingrida@transparency.lt, +370 683 17320