Applicants to the programme have to be supported by a civil society organisation (NGO, workers’ union or media).
- The candidate must show motivation to participate in the programme and share knowledge from the programme with home network
- The candidate must have the necessary language skills
- The candidate must have experience from advocacy work related to extractive industries, corruption, capital flight and/or financial secrecy
- A relevant educational background is an advantage
In addition, the organisation that the participant represents, should:
- Have transparency in extractive industries, corruption, revenue tracking, and preferably also capital flight and global financial secrecy, as a part its focus area.
- If capital flight and financial secrecy are not areas currently addressed by the organisation, there should be an existing organisational interest in incorporating these areas into ongoing work and strategy.
- The organisation must commit to give their candidate the necessary time and resources to participate in TRACE.
Other elements taken into consideration when selecting the group of participants, are:
- Securing a critical mass of minimum 4 participants from each country
- Gender balance