Join the programme

Are you a young activist in Germany who cares about fighting corruption?

We’re looking for 15 young people living in Germany with interest or experience in the development sector to be part of a training programme and take the lead in the fight against corruption.

Our young activists training programme aims to support young German anti-corruption and open governance activists in the techniques and tools to develop effective projects and advocacy actions. During this programme, you will learn from and with each other and expert trainers on how to campaign, advocate, communicate and develop ideas that make change. As part of this, we will also bring you together with other young people from Italy, Spain and Poland to learn from and with each other, exchange your experiences and understand how you can become young European advocates for transparency and open governance.


  • November 25-26 2017, Berlin: Action weekend on anti-corruption, illicit financial flows and development politics in Germany
  • December 7-12, Berlin: Youth for a Transparent and Open Europe Exchange with 18 young activists from Italy, Spain and Poland
  • January – May 2018: Develop your own project on anti-corruption and illicit financial flows

During the training programme, you will:

  • Explore and practice leading the four key modules: Open Governance, Corruption and Transparency; Illicit Financial Flows, German Policies and Development Aid; Project Planning; and Social Movements.
  • Explore tools/techniques for engaging new audiences in discussions on illicit financial flows.
  • Join a peer support network of Corruption Fighters across Germany and Europe.
  • Develop projects to engage new audiences in the field of illicit financial flows and development, supported by experts in the field

Is this for me?

This exchange is ideal for you if you:

  • Live in Germany;
  • Are 18 and no older than 30 on the 31 July 2018;
  • Have recently started work in the fields of anti-corruption, development, human rights, international relations, investigative journalism or similar OR
  • Are enrolled in a German university in the faculties of political science, development, law, economics or similar or if in your study you focus on anti-corruption, development aid, human rights, investigative journalism and you want to work in these fields;
  • Are passionate to learn more about cross-border corruption and illicit financial flows;
  • Have been active in one or more of these areas: political activism, campaigning, youth engagement, academic research; investigations; civic tech and data;
  • Have availability to attend the two trainings and develop a small project after the trainings as part of a team;
  • Have a good understanding of English and German.

However, we are also happy to accept applications from people with other backgrounds, who are passionate about the project and the programme.

We particularly encourage applications from women and disadvantaged groups.

What do we cover?

The programme is free and snacks and lunches during the training will be provided. In principle, participants should be able to cover their own travel and accommodation costs, as well as any travel to Berlin after to work on the projects. We have limited scholarships for those who cannot afford to travel to and stay in Berlin however, please indicate if you would need this in the application form.

Detailed programme and conditions

To find out more about this training programme and all the conditions to participate, please read this document.


If you fulfill the requirements above, please complete our application form before 22 October 2017!