Anthropology, Economics, Ethics, Law, Politics, Public administration, Public policy

  This course is supported by Siemens as part of the Siemens Integrity Initiative. Integrity Action is the project partner of CEU, which is the Integrity Partner in the project.

In the online form please look for the following sub-course name: "LMI-Access to Information"

Course date

1 July - 6 July, 2013
19 April, 2013
The application process is closed; no more applications will be reviewed.

Target group

The course is aimed at two main target audiences:

1. Practitioners who would be principally drawn from various groups: operational line managers, business executives, internal control specialists (e.g. investigators, compliance officers, inspectors, etc.) and external monitors and change agents (e.g. media, NGOs, think tanks, etc.).
2. Academics who develop similar courses at their own universities, both within the region and beyond.
Tiri's courses are unique in implementing multi-stakeholder and problem-oriented approach, using real-life examples to tackle integrity problems. Bringing together participants with various backgrounds enhances the information and experience exchanges and enables students to look at a problem from different perspectives.
Applications are welcome from participants with line management responsibility for protecting programmatic integrity, whether in government (e.g. in a ministries, local government), in an NGO (e.g. delivering major programmes in a post-disaster setting or a low-governance environment), in business (especially those operating in some key emerging markets), or supporting and facilitating reforms in other institutions as a donor, through the UN, the European Commission, foundations, and similar organizations.
Who Should Take this Policy Lab? 
This policy lab is principally aimed at public servants, CSO staff and citizens’ rights advocates who have responsibility for or interest in government records as evidence, particularly as the basis for citizen access to information through Freedom of Information and Open Data initiatives.


The requirements for policy practitioners is in all but rare cases the possession of an advanced degree (MA and above) as well as a minimum of five years' work experience in a relevant field.

For academics, the minimum requirement in all but rare cases will be the possession of a PhD as well as a faculty position in a curriculum that would enable the participant to develop and implement a policy-relevant course in the near future.

Language requirement

The language of instruction is English, thus all applicants have to demonstrate a strong command of spoken and written English to be able to participate actively in discussions at seminars and workshops. Some of the shortlisted applicants may be contacted for a telephone interview.