The Austrian Federal Bureau of Anti-Corruption (BAK) attaches great importance to addressing and analysing personal and societal values. It is particularly in the field of corruption prevention that promoting integrity to avoid misconduct is a key element. In order to expand the offer in this field, the BAK has developed a (non-electronic) game about values: “fit 4 compliance – find your VALUES”. Its focus is on discussing dilemma situations and addressing the issue of values such as integrity. Particular emphasis has been placed on the game’s practical relevance to enable the target group to apply lessons learned to their everyday lives.
In addition to conducting criminal investigations, the BAK has the statutory obligation to take preventive measures and promote integrity. For the BAK, this includes carrying out training courses on corruption prevention as well as offering awareness-raising activities. Due to its measures and programmes related to the promotion of integrity and prevention of corruption, the BAK has recognized the need to address and analyse personal and societal values. Therefore, the emphasis has shifted to providing values education and conveying values to adolescents, the more so because addressing and teaching moral concepts considerably contributes to preventing misconduct and corrupt acts.
By playing the target group-oriented game „fit4compliance – Finde deine WERTE“, adolescents will, in a playful way, reflect intensively on and take a critical look at the issue of values. Moreover, the game aims to support young people in living their lives on the basis of positive values and moral concepts and thus in taking an active part in shaping society.
The BAK deliberately chose this type of non-electronic game as it ensures a specific sustainability in focusing on values.
The game is designed for up to seven players. At the beginning, they are given the opportunity to consider dilemma situations, which are taken from the everyday life of young people, from different positions or perspectives and to discuss diverse possible solutions. The players then have to choose from a list five appropriate values for each of the dilemma situations. Subsequently, these values are discussed and arguments are put forward as to why these values are relevant. The players talk and think about moral concepts. As all players explain their points of view, everybody can easily comprehend the different understandings of values. The game aims to encourage adolescents to follow positive values and moral concepts as well as to rethink and reflect on their opinions.
|Award category:||new solutions to complex challenges - a public sector citizen-centric, sustainable and fit for the future - european or national level|
|Sector:||Education (higher and lower), training and learning|
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|Keywords:||game, anti-corruption, integrity, values, compliance|
|Short English description:||By playing the target group-oriented game „fit4compliance – Finde deine WERTE“, adolescents will, in a playful way, reflect intensively on and take a critical look at the issue of values. Moreover, the game aims to support young people in living their lives on the basis of positive values and moral concepts and thus in taking an active part in shaping society.|
|Organisation:||Austrian Federal Bureau of Anti-Corruption|
|Homepage:||https://www.bak.gv.at/en/Downloads/files/Annual_Reports/AnnualReport_2017_v2.pdf ; https://www.bak.gv.at/en/301/Prevention/start.aspx ; https://www.bak.gv.at/301/praevention_edukation/gesellschaftsspiel/|
|Level of government:||national level|
|Size of organisation:||>100|
|Number of people involved:||>15|
|EU membership:||EU member|