Panel 1: Digitalization and Transparency
Robert Krimmer, TalTech, Tallinn University of Technology
Dimitri Gugunava, Ministry of Justice of Georgia, LEPL Data Exchange Agency, IT Project Manager
Cornelia Amihalachioae, Head of M&E and Communication Division/Focal Point for Social Innovation, Moldova e-Governance Agency. Member of Permanent Dialogue Mechanism on Open Governance (4+4)
Andrii Brovyk, Executive Director, Transparency International Ukraine
Andrew Sushko, Co-founder Human Constanta in Belarus
Monika Kajalidis, policy analyst, ePaństwo Foundationa
Openness and transparency are key ingredients to build accountability and trust which are necessary for functioning of democracies. The emergence and distribution of digital tools have led to new reforms and initiatives as well as the creation of new principles and standards (Open Data, Open Governments, and Open Government Partnership). Does the digitalization of government and private sector and possibilities it offers for implementing new reforms and means of social participation help to strengthen transparency and accountability? What are the benefits of digital tools and digitalization (Open Data, social media, big data, data analysis, online platforms)? What are the risks and what lessons can be learned?