Nicosia, 1 March 2016 – Transparency International-Cyprus (TI-C) aims to contribute towards strengthening civil society and improve the quality of public and private sector governance in Cyprus by promoting transparency, integrity and accountability. Some of its main priorities have been raising awareness of the damaging impact of corruption, and empowering as well as encouraging citizens to participate in the fight against corruption. The NGO serves as the primary source of information to both the government and the broader public on corruption and reform in Cyprus and works with the officials and other organizations to limit the discretion of government officials, to build and strengthen institutions, to facilitate reform in sectors where corruption exists and to promote good governance in key policy fields. As a non-governmental, non-partisan, non-profit organization TI-C often criticizes and critiques bad practices. At the same time it is ready to acknowledge, prize and award good practices, initiatives and actions taken in combating corruption and empowering transparency.
Cognizant that some good practices and initiatives in combating corruption and/or empowering transparency were initiated in 2015, and are now being enforced and implemented, TI-C welcomes nominations from physical or legal entities who wish to share their good practices.
Eligible to apply are individuals/ministries/departments/private sector, operating in the Republic of Cyprus, that have implemented good practices to reduce corruption and /or actions which empower transparency.
The nominations close 30th October, 2016 and the awards will be announced at a ceremony to be held on the 9th December, 2016 .
Departments / agencies / individuals / companies that would like to seek advice or suggestions on how to improve transparency and/or combat corruption in their entity/organization and need assistance can contact TI-C.
Find the application form here: Good Practices Award