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Research Webinar 2019 – 2 – Champions of Integrity

Montceaux-lès-Meaux, 9th -11th May 2019

Waiting for the Château de Montceaux-lès-Meaux
Above: Pierre-J. Benghozi and the “chapel”
On the right: The kitchen

Participants: Pierre-Jean Bengozi (France), Philippe-Edwin Bélanger (Canada), Michelle Bergadaà (IRAFPA), Emilian Cioc (AUF), Philippe Haeberli (Switzerland), Paolo Peixoto (Portugal), Marian Popescu (Romania), Mallory Schaub (Switzerland), Rim Bitar (Unige)

The theme of this workshop is:

«How to train the next generation of academics and create a certification for the Champions of Integrity?»

Day 1: Tuesday 4th June 2019

 The didactic formalization of the “Champions of Integrity” certification will be carried out thanks to the participation of specialists in pedagogy and theatre. IRAFPA will use 3 of the 24 cases usually used in doctoral courses.

The “Champions of Integrity” certification will be offered in September 2019 to Ph. D. students and young researchers co-opted by their doctoral schools or research departments.

• Day 2: Wednesday 5th June 2019

The specifications of the certification “Graduate School” will be finalized on the second day of the workshop.



Workshop 2019 – 1 – Ethics and Academic Integrity in Francophonie

Joint AUF – IRAFPA Workshop
Montceaux-lès-Meaux, 9th -11th May 2019

Conclusion of the first joint workshop IRAFPA – AUF

Challenges to overcome

  • The university: a place of knowledge creation, diffusion, preservation
  • Relationship to the economy: (employability of the young people we train)
  • Relationship to civil society
  • Relationship to the imposed power (editors, certification agency)
  • CSR for academics: we talk to presidents who stay for 4 years, but this CSR must be for the long term

Common principles to all the actors

  • Integrity <-> probity
  • Transparency
  • Reputation
  • Trust
  • Responsibility

Risks in the absence of institutional arrangements

  • Conflicts of interest
  • Frauds
  • Theses of convenience
  • Etc.

Institutional devices to be questioned

  • Decision-making pathways for handling fraud (evaluation and procedure)
  • Communications (internal / external, listening skills)
  • Risk analysis (prevention, resorbtion)
  • Consequences individual, collective
  • Reactivity (deadlines, before crisis, draw lesson etc.)
  • Mediation, conflict resolution
  • Harmonization with legal framework / Influence legal framework
  • Standing committees, ad hoc; when, who, or etc.)
  • Training (academic, staff, contract)

Agenda of the next actions

5 Work Packages are defined and are under the responsibility of the participants of the workshop who volunteer