Citizen awareness

Corruption can only fought if society as a whole becomes involved in the culture of integrity. This includes not only the public authorities and their institutions, but also the private sector, civil society and people on an individual basis.

Surveys and other mechanisms of measuring perceptions repeatedly indicate that there is still a worryingly high level of tolerance of certain types of corruption.

We are working to raise public awareness about the harmful effects of corruption, and to increase citizens’ intolerance of complacent attitudes. And the best way to do this is necessarily begins with educating the young.

Culture of integrity: the role of education

The role of the school is fundamental in bringing about profound changes in social behaviour. We would also highlight the importance of cross-cutting activities that act as a transmission belt for values such as defence of the common good and respect for the res publica.

The field of education provides an ideal environment for the introduction and enhancement of knowledge, skills and behaviours committed to protecting integrity. These values, which the young should acquire, will shape the future of the country and help them maintain this integrity, essential in preventing corruption.

The line of action "For integrity in sport" of the Anti-Fraud Office of Catalonia was born from the commitment to influence the education of young people about the value of integrity.

In collaboration with the Department of Education of the Generalitat of Catalonia, it has developed a sensitization activity on ethics and sport for students in the 4th year of ESO to encourage reflection and debate, extensible to any field, beyond sport.

Video to work the activity: Activity for students in 4th ESO:

  Activity for students in 4th ESO

 

“For Integrity in Sport” is structured around two essential pillars:

Citizen awareness

The activity "For integrity in sport" is a proposal for teachers to work with students in 4th ESO. It contains part of the objectives set forth, the competencies to encourage debate based on the visualization of the video, as well as the key contents that are worked on. Finally, there are examples of indicators that allow you to evaluate the activity and a brief final evaluation questionnaire for teachers.

After screening the video and following the subsequent discussion emanating out of the guide, the aim is to work with the young people on these objectives:

  1. Reflection on how one’s own decisions can affect other people.
  2. Awareness of the need to respect principles and values, realising that not everything goes for the sake of winning.
  3. Extend the reflection to other areas of everyday life beyond sport.
  4. Enhance the young people’s knowledge, skills and behaviours that strengthen integrity in society.
  5. Create awareness of the need to foster a culture of integrity.

Video:

Vídeo Por la integridad en el deporte We are at the end of the season, in the last game. The main team of the video needs to win to upgrade. Now, it will depend on the result of a third game, which they play immediately after the game of the main team, in order to do so ...

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Presentation of the “For Integrity in Sport” campaign took place on 19 April 2018, at the Montserrat Secondary School in Barcelona. The Anti-Fraud Office and the Catalan Ministry of Education jointly presented the event in front of some 60 students from the school’s 4th year of compulsory secondary education (ESO).

Through the following link you can see the impact the presentation had in the media:

Evening news on catalan TV3

Video of the presentation of the awareness activity

Press call for the presentation of "For integrity in sport" (in Spanish)

Press release of 01/28/2019 on the implementation of a pedagogical tool created by Antifraude consisting of an audiovisual activity (in Spanish)

The aim of this project was to contribute to educating young people in everything that has to do with personal integrity and coherence in individual behaviour. The ultimate objective was to establish a culture of honesty, transparency and defence of the common good and, as a consequence, enhancement of the dignity of public service and politics.

This is the link to the presentation and description of the project, which ended in 2015:

Me yes; education for integrity

The project was created under the supervision of the Support Center for Innovation and Research in Humanities, Social Sciences and Philosophy (CESIRE-CERES), of the Ministry of Education, Generalitat de Catalunya (Government of Catalonia), which sets out to foster a culture of honesty and transparency in young people.

When it ended in 2015, some 57 schools had employed the teaching resources offered by the “Me yes; education for integrity” project.

Perception of corruption

The aim of the barometer published by the Anti-Fraud Office periodically since 2010 is to assess people’s perceptions and attitudes with regard to the phenomenon of fraud in Catalonia.

The study, prepared by the Anti-Fraud Office of Catalonia in collaboration with the Centre for Opinion Studies (CEO) of the Government of Catalonia, is conducted through telephone interviews with a significant sample of the Catalan population.

The barometer content is structured into the following blocks: the concept of corruption; perception of the levels of corruption; citizenship; politics; public administrations; communication companies and the media; transparency and conflicts of interest; and the fight against corruption.