On Monday, May 15, 2017, RAS hosted a study visit from a group of students from the Roedding Hoejskole literature academy in Denmark. The purpose of the visit was to share knowledge and experiences about good governance and transparency.
Alin Barbantan, researcher of the Romanian Academic Society, spoke about RAS’s activity and the Clean Romania Platform, and our research endeavors and projects. RAS’s interactive media tools such as the County Corruption Map were presented. The protests in recent years, the Roşia Montană case and the February 2017 civic activities were the topics of interest among the participants. A contextualization of these anticorruption manifestations the causes that stirred them, their evolution and their results followed. Subsequent discussions dealt with topics such as the manifestations of corruption and how they are understood by the Danish and Romanian societies, transparency in the academic environment: admission to educational institutions, finishing high school and university studies, state control over citizens and institutions. The phenomenon of fake news has also been discussed and exemplified.
The visit ended with a discussion about Romanian literature.