During the implementation of the programme training comprising targeted and differentiated components will be provided for most state organs. Besides transferring knowledge, the training mainly aims to raise the ethics-related awareness of officials and, focusing on practice, prepare them for handling corruption risks.

As a first step regarding the central Public Administration’s anti-corruption training, the young persons included in the Hungarian Public Administration Scholarship Programme have already been attending corruption prevention training since August 2012. The new National Curriculum to take effect in the autumn of 2013 also includes information on anti-corruption actions, as a result of which the issue of corruption at the level of communities and the society as a whole will become an important component of ethics classes for 9 to 12 grade students.

The Government has also involved the National University of Public Service in its corruption prevention project. On 22 February 2013 further training leading to a diploma entitling the holder to work as an integrity advisor was launched. The objective is to train experts on public administration who ‒ by adopting a strategic approach and becoming familiar with the operational and management system of the organs of public administration, acquiring organisational development technologies, HR management and the applicable legal, sociological and psychological aspects, and by coordination of any types of regulatory compliance tasks occurring in operation of public administration organisations ‒ will be suitable to fulfil integrity advisory duties. The tasks of the participants include support for the strengthening of the integrity management system within the particular public administration organisation, assistance with the establishment of processes supporting the development of the organisation in conformity with its strategic goals, adopted principles and values in accordance with the applicable regulations; support for the spread of a work culture based on the principles of professional ethics and, as a result, reduction in and prevention of the risks of corruption and misconduct. Approximately 100 integrity advisors will have entered public administration by May 2014. In addition to the above, their responsibilities will include the investigation of whistle-blower reports. The theory and practice of integrity advising have broad applicability in public administration, and may contribute to curbing corruption and, ultimately, to a fair, ethical and customer-focused public administration. The launch of the training is of great importance for public service in Hungary. It is also an educational achievement of international relevance, which renders Hungary’s anti-corruption measures exemplary. With effect from September 2013, anti-corruption and integrity will be included as course subjects in the curriculum of graduate training programmes in public service.

The strengthening of the personal integrity of public servants is the subject-matter of 1-day and 2- and-a-half day courses focusing on situational exercises and case studies, thereby facilitating familiarity with the tools capable of the proper management of corruption risk situations and deepening theoretical knowledge of corruption as a phenomenon. The methodology to be developed in the project and preliminary training for trainers guarantee the success of the training.