Anticorruption Education: Case of Lithuanian Policy

Aušra Vaisvalavičiūtė

Abstract


The purpose of the paper is to analyze both positive and negative aspects of corruption education in Lithuania. Although anticorruption education in Lithuania is a new phenomenon, but it is making a good progress:anticorruption institutions are established, various anticorruption education researches and projects with localand foreign partners are being implemented, anticorruption education system of public servants is formed, methodical training tools for higher schools and universities are prepared. It demonstrates the seriousness of the problem of corruption in the country and a real desire to overcome it. However, insufficient financing of anticorruption education, usually only a formal implementation of anticorruption measures in public institutions, the lack of ethical motivation in civil service, poor wittiness of the society hinder the efficiency of anticorruption education. The projects of anticorruption education are too theoretical and difficult to realize in practice. Anticorruption training in civil service is practically based on codes of ethics, which do not guarantee moralyty and clearness of their work. The role of mass media in forming anticorruption attitudes of the society is doublefaced. Sometimes non-transparent mass media discourages the fight against corruption, distorts real facts and diminishes the activity of the society. There are no methods to measure the efficiency of anticorruption education. Its influence on reducing the corruption will be visible only after some time.

Keywords


corruption; fighting against corruption; education system; anticorruption lows; anticorruption education; anticorruption projects; anticorruption institutions; mass media

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"Public Policy and Administration" ISSN online 2029-2872 / ISSN print 1648-2603