Before our tomorrow meetup you have to get know that TransparenCEE events are not regular conferences.

“TransparenCEE network meetings are connecting practitioners from around the region, no matter if it is a large event or a smaller meetup. They always allow ideas to flow, issues to be easily solved and community to integrate over discussions supported by local best food and beverages.” – says Anna Kuliberda, TransparenCEE project manager.

The agenda of the meetup consists of few parts:

  • Key notes speeches

Our key notes are Frank Kresin and David Lee. Frank is a Research Director at Waag Society, Institute for Arts, Science and Technology in Amsterdam. In the beginning of a meetup Frank will inspire you with #civictech and his story about smart cities and smart citizens. David – the President of Magticom, the largest Telecommunications Company in Georgia, will have a speech summing up the whole event and he will motivate you to work on transparency and accountability in the region.

  • Speed geeking

What’s that? Have you heard about speed dating? It’s the same technique but for different purpose. Painful for presenters, but very useful tool for showcasing many projects in short time. In few minutes you will get to know 6 projects:

  1. Natia Meladze will tell you about open local budgets in Georgia
  2. Sandor Lederer will inform you about Red Flags project
  3. Damir Dautovic will tell you about Conflict of interest project
  4. Eric Barrett and Nino Macharashvili will present JumpStart
  5. Cosmin Pojoranu will present the fact checking approach and the plugin for browser
  6. Friedrich Lindenberg will show you OCCRP’s work
  • Workshops

We planned 8 workshops divided into 2 streams. Which means that 4 workshops will be held simultaneously in one time so you have to choose two ones that interests you the most:


I part (12.30 -14.00)

Fact Checking

Fact-checking is one of the dimensions of independent non-for-profit journalism. How to make it easier with technology? During this workshops you can get to know solutions from three organisations: Zasto ne from Bosia and Herzegovina represented by Tijana Cvjetićanin who will explain the idea of Fact-cheking; Funky Citizens from Romania and small tech widgets that might be helpful in being more efficient and have better outreach to citizens will be presented by Cosmin Pojoranu; Paata Gaprindashviliwill speak about Georgian Fact-cheking and how does it work in Georgia.


Open Local Data (Budgets)

Opening budget is easy. But what’s next? What to do with such data? What to do with that numbers and be able to use it for your activist work?

During this workshop we will discuss how to make budgets meaningful. You will hear experiences of: Natia Meladze from Europe Foundation about Local Budget Visualisations as a tool for Freedom of Information, Jan Niedośpiał and Kraków’s case of using local budget and more data for advocacy.

Anna Alberts will speak about open spendings and working on making budgets meaningful in Germany and Western Europe and Grygori Sorochan from OPORA will tell about Apps4cities and context to local data and engaging citizens in Ukraine.


Privacy and Security of Activists

Michał ‘czesiek’ Czyżewski from Panoptykon will lead a workshop about privacy theory, while Iurii Lisovskyi from OPORA will show you examples of activists privacy and personal privacy. We will discuss digital security toolkit and also security of organizations. You will learn how to make your NGO more resilient to attacks.


Data Advocacy

How to make change with data and not focus only on colors? What resources are lacking in order to make data storytelling and data advocacy more impactful in citizens actions? The answers will try to give: Eric Barrett and Nino Macharashvili from JumpStart talking about data advocacy in Georgia; Andryi Gazin presenting Ukrainian sucesses and data visualizations for advocacy – ; Friedrich Lindenberg  from OCCRP – data collection/data analysis are used as strategies by advocates to complement the more presentation-focused aspects of this topic


II part (15.10 – 16.40)


Open Public Procurements

If you want to make automatic analysis of procurements using public data and learn real anticorruption tools you should definitely join this session! Sandor Lederer, from Hungarian watchdog K-Monitor will present a project Red Flags, Prozorro – Ukrainian public e-procurement system that has replaced old paper tenders will be shown by Iurii Bugai, Georges Labreche will speak about Kosovo e-prokurimi case and Giorgi Nasrashviliwill tell a story of TI Georgia and procurements in Georgia.


Open Declarations of Assets

This workshop is for all participants interested in anticorruption work with data about public officials’ assets declarations – making the data more accessible, analysing data and finding their anti-corruption value together with other datasets (open-corporates, open legislative data), engaging citizens – building communication for more impact. Krzysztof Madejski from e-Państwo and Dušan Jordović from Center for research, transparency and accountability (CRTA) will show you how to deal with that showing the example of CDT.



During this workshop Maia Mikashavidze, a professor at the Georgian Institute of Public Affairs, Caucasus School of Journalism and Media Management, will present Georgian legal system for surveillance. Michał Andrzej Woźniak will lead a discussion about the case of organized state system  for anti-terrorist, protecting goods, lives etc. and involving on tracking its citizens (for their own good). Is it worth? Is it real freedom? If you have your opinion on this subject and you want to share, please join us during this session.


Investigative Journalism

Crime and corruption is global. How to connect these two? Friedrich Lindenberg  from OCCRP will try to show you that investigative journalism could be a citizen sport, investigations are logical next steps to open data. During this workshop we will make a fake editorial meeting about investigation on true Georgian case. Interested in journalism or investigations? You are more than welcome on this session!


There will be also time for networking and sharing ideas. Everything in friendly and informal atmosphere which will be continued during dinner and after party. Where? This depends on you, dear participants! We have some suggestions but it is you who decides.


Can’t wait to see you! Remember: The Rooms Hotel, Tuesday, 9.00 AM!

Till tomorrow!
The team