Professor Elvio Baccarini, Ph.D., Full Professor at the Department of Philosophy, UNIRI Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, and Rector’s Assistant for Ethics and Academic Integrity, was named one of two representatives of the Republic of Croatia in the Council of Europe Platform on Ethics, Transparency and Integrity in Education (ETINED).
Professor Baccarini and Ms. Marina Matešić, Ph.D., Senior Expert Advisor in the Higher Education Directorate at the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, were appointed by Prof. Blaženka Divjak, Ph.D., Croatian Minister of Science and Education. The appointed representatives will participate in the work of the Platform and submit reports to the Ministry.
ETINED wants to propose a new approach based on the idea that quality education will be achieved if corruption is addressed effectively, only if all relevant actors in society fully commit to fundamental positive ethical principles in public and professional life, and not rely solely on mechanical regulatory measures.
ETINED wants to help develop a culture of democracy and participation based on the principles of ethics, transparency, and integrity. Corruption should be fought through legal norms and structures, but this is not enough. Corruption must be considered unacceptable by all stakeholders in the process as well as the general public.