For the first time a Students' Forum was held as part of the main programme of the 10th International Anti-Corruption Conference. Each day during the morning sessions of the IACC, four students presented their papers and an interesting discussion followed. There were a wide variety of topics, such as corruption in education, corruption in the business and health sectors, and corruption and organised crime. The students had the opportunity to visit both the plenary sessions and the workshops of the IACC during the afternoon session.
In addition to their participation in the Students' Forum, in their free time, the students visited Prague and its historic sites, as well as many of the cafes, bars, and discotheques. "I still feel so excited about the event in Prague and cannot forget the beauty of this city that revealed itself to me on the last day when I went sightseeing," wrote Milka Yanakieva, a student from Bulgaria.
After their successful participation in the Students' Forum, we encourage all of the students to continue their studies, to support the work of non-governmental organisations and to contribute to the reduction of corruption in every area of their societies.
The students' essays may be downloaded by clicking on the title.
Corruption in different regions as a consequence of the political regimesMonday, 8 October 2001
Co-Ordinator: Tatiana Diovcosova, Comenius University
Reporter: Ramiz Huremagic (United Kingdom)
Corruption in Privatization and Effective Anti-corruption Strategies in Transition Country - Mongolia
Privatisation, Institutional Culture and Corruption in Romania
Corruption Increase as an Expression of Globalization Strengthening (on the example of Ukraine)
Institutional Contradictions and Transnational Cleavages: The Cuban Revolution and the Challenge of Democratic Transition
Corruption Problems of Transition Countries: Central Asian Model and Nepotism
The Precipitation of Corruption in a Civil War Situation -Â the Liberian Experience
State and Governmental Corruption: Situation in Russia and Other Countries' Experience
Can we educate the youth without involvement of the corruption?Monday, 8 October 2001
Co-Ordinator: Isaack Otieno, Daystar University
Reporter: Milka Janakieva (Bulgaria)
Students - Victims of Corruption
Corruption in Serbian Universities - ÂReflection of a Society in Deep Crisis
The Corruption in the Lithuanian Higher Schools
Corruption in Education in Belarus
The Corruption in the System of Education in Slovak Republic (special focus on corruption in Universities)
Difficulties in Teaching a Western-style Education in Countries with Non-Western Paradigms: Recognizing Conflicts, Designing Strategies, and Making Changes
Paying for Education...Why Not Do It Legally?
Corruption and its Impact on Education: A Case in Omsk.
The Civil Society - the main actor in the fight against corruptionTuesday, 9 October 2001
Co-Ordinator: Heather Marquette, University of Durham
Reporter: Stephen Massey (USA)
Corruption in Bucharest. Can we stop this phenomena?
The Role of Information in Preventing Corruption in Local Privatization Process. Precautionary Measures vs. Post Factum Punishment
The Role of Civil Society in the Fight Against Corruption
Corruption - Âa Cancer or a Flu?
Women in Politics and Gender-based Corruption in Central Asia: Realities and Responses
Raising public awareness with uncorrupted mass media: how to achieve that?Tuesday, 9 October 2001
Co-Ordinator: Hana Cervinkova, New School for Social Research
Reporter: Freda Fuller Coursey (USA)
The Corruption of Latvian Newspapers
Corruption and Mass Media in Ukraine
The Integrity of Journalism in West Africa
Corruption in the Print Media in Uzbekistan, Privatization and the Case of Self-Regulation
The Role of Kazakhstan Mass Media in a Struggle against Corruption, and its Impact on Formation of Population Awareness
Fighting Corruption and the Role of Mass Media
Improvement of the legal order - best weapon against corruption and organized crimeWednesday, 10 October 2001
Co-Ordinator: Lazar Nikolic, University of Belgrade
Reporter: Ismagilova Nuria Rifkatovna (Tajikistan)
A Libertarian View on the Corruption Problem
Development of Smuggling on Russian-Polish Border, as an Effect of Generally Accepted Bribery System
Organized Crime and Corruption in the South-East European Countries
Intelligence-led Policing in Bosnia and Herzegovina - the Issues for Debate
Political Corruption in Baltic States: Lithuanian Case
The Corruption in the Judiciary and its Defining, Delimitation and Elimination
Fighting Corruption in the Judiciary: A Battle without Clear Winners
Corruption as a 'disease' in business and health care sectorWednesday, 10 October 2001
Co-Ordinator: Manuhuia Barcham, Australian National University
Reporter: Sam Botterill (United Kingdom)
Czech Banking Reform: The Biggest Free Lunch Ever?
Grand Corruption in Transition Economies - Triangular or Circular Setting of the Play?
Cultural Support for Unethical Practices: The Case of a Hospital in Kyrgyzstan
Fighting Money Laundering in Belarus - Legal Regulation
noitpurroC in Ukraine? Tymoshenko Case
The Corrupted Process of Privatization in Albania
Corruption in an Ignored Sector: Assessing the Level of Impact of Bribery on Patients' Access to Health Care and Suggesting Possible Solutions to the Problem