Second EaP eDemocracy Conference "Digitalisation and Transformation: Effects on Democracy"
Join us on November 22
The 2nd EaP eDemocracy Conference will assemble eDemocracy, eParticipation and open government experts, academia, representatives of civil society and business from the EaP Partner Countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine) and EU Member States as well as international institutions in order to exchange expertise and ideas on opportunities and challenges of eDemocracy in the fields of digitalisation, transparency, digital transformation, and the ethics of democracy, with a special emphasis on the EaP Partner Countries.

All countries are in a transition phase towards achieving a digital world which should strengthen democratic institutions and processes as well as good governance. Countries in transition are especially affected by the democratic, societal, digital, economic, and other transitions taking place at the same time. Some are looking for their own, new model of democracy, incorporating new technologies and electronic channels.

Electronic democracy is the fundamental element of a modern developed society, as it enables the community to solve with the help of modern information technologies various socio-political tasks such as transparency and accountability of elected governments, access to public information, participation in democratic processes, effective “Citizen to State” communication (in particular by young people, the diaspora, minorities and persons with special needs), effective stakeholder involvement, etc.
Location
the Sheptytsky Center
Lviv, Stryiska str., 29а, 79026
Date & Time
November 22, 2019, 9:00 PM - 9:00 PM

SUMMARY EAP EDEMOCRACY CONFERENCE 23 OCTOBER 2018 “POLITICS IN THE DIGITAL AGE”

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Speakers
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Dimitri Gugunava
LEPL Data Exchange Agency, IT Project Manager.  
Andy Williamson
Founder, Democratise & Consultant to the Council of Europe Project “Promoting Civil Participation in Democratic Decision-Making in Ukraine”
Anastasiya Kozlovtseva
Head of International Relations/ Fundraiser, Transparency International Ukraine
Robert Krimmer
Professor of e-Governance and head of DigiGovLab at TalTech
Andy Williamson
Victor Guzun
Managing Partner at Guzun Consulting OU
Internationally renowned expert in using digital tools to transform democratic processes and enhance civic participation.
Giorgi Iashvili
Information Security Expert, Information & Cyber Security Risk Management Consultant
Gianluca Misuraca 
Senior Scientist at the European Commission's Joint Research Centre, where, since 2009, is coordinating research in the area of Digital governance and Social Innovation.
Valentyna Zasadko
Director at The School of Public Management at Ukrainian Catholic University
Andy Williamson
Archil Chochia
Researcher at TalTech Law School of Tallinn University of Technology
Internationally renowned expert in using digital tools to transform democratic processes and enhance civic participation.
Fr. Bohdan Prach
Rector of the Ukrainian Catholic University
Gianluca Misuraca 
Senior Scientist at the European Commission's Joint Research Centre, where, since 2009, is coordinating research in the area of Digital governance and Social Innovation.
Andrew Sushko
Co-founder and deputy director of non-profit organization «Human Constanta» (Minsk, Belarus)
Andy Williamson
Volodymyr Saviak
AI, HPC & POD Sales Manager
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Internationally renowned expert in using digital tools to transform democratic processes and enhance civic participation.
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)
Gianluca Misuraca 
Senior Scientist at the European Commission's Joint Research Centre, where, since 2009, is coordinating research in the area of Digital governance and Social Innovation.
Maria Ågren
Deputy Head, Embassy of Finland
Andy Williamson
Martin Klaucke
Head of Operations Section "Good Governance and Rule of Law", EU Delegation to Ukraine
Internationally renowned expert in using digital tools to transform democratic processes and enhance civic participation.
Andrii Brovyk
Executive Director, Transparency International Ukraine
Gianluca Misuraca 
Senior Scientist at the European Commission's Joint Research Centre, where, since 2009, is coordinating research in the area of Digital governance and Social Innovation.
Agenda 
9:00
Opening
Fr. Bohdan Prach, Rector of the Ukrainian Catholic University
Thomas Buchsbaum, Special Envoy on Eastern Partnership, Austrian MFA
Maria Ågren, Deputy Head, Embassy of Finland
Martin Klaucke, Head of Operations Section "Good Governance and Rule of Law", EU Delegation to Ukraine
Moderator
Valentyna Zasadko, Director of the School of Public Management at Ukrainian Catholic University
10:30
Coffee Break
11:00 
Panel 1: Digitalization and Transparency
Keynote
Robert Krimmer, TalTech, Tallinn University of Technology
Penalists
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
Moderator
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?
12:30
Lunch Break
14:00 
Panel 2: Transformation
Keynote
Andy Williamson, Founder, Democratise & Consultant to the Council of Europe Project “Promoting Civil Participation in Democratic Decision-Making in Ukraine”
Penalists
Victor Guzun, Managing Partner at Guzun Consulting OU
Volodymyr Brusilovskyi, Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine, Director of Department of Information Technologies
Nataliya Yeremeyeva, Project Assistant at the EGOVLOC: E-governance as a tool for local democracy
Giorgi Iashvili, Information Security Expert, Information & Cyber Security Risk Management Consultant
Moderator

Oleksandra Pidenko, e-democracy expert, E-Governance for Accountability Participation (EGAP) program
Digital transformation is now a public sector imperative. With citizens’ increased virtual presence and a large amount of highly sensitive information now stored online, advanced analytics and artificial intelligence make it possible to immediately transform data into insights, actions, and outcomes. Is digital government about transformation or optimization? What does the future look like for digital technology in the public sector? How do we use data and technology to bring government closer to the people? How can blockchain help create better public service? What are the implications and benefits of complex transformations and overcoming the associated challenges? What are the keys to successful digital transformations? What are the potential challenges of e-governance? How do we face cybercrime, hybrid threats and data protection in the digital transformation process?
15:30
Coffee Break
16:00 
Panel 3: Ethics of democracy
Keynote
Anastasiya Kozlovtseva, Head of International Relations/ Fundraiser, Transparency International Ukraine 


Penalists
Archil Chochia, Researcher at Tallinn University of Technology
Volodymyr Saviak, AI, HPC & POD Sales Manager at Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Arevik Avoyan, Chief Lawyer at Electronic Justice and Innovative Projects Division of Strategic Planning and Electronic Justice Department of the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Armenia
Moderator

Meaghan Fitzgerald, Deputy Head of the Democratization Department, OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights ODIHR
Progressive technological changes are influencing political and business processes in the overwhelming majority of societies. AI, big data, online media, cloud solutions and much more have changed a number of the “ethics fundamental components.” The tension between technology and democracy is reaching a new boiling point. What should an ethical policy that would advance democracy look like and how do we get there? Should AI be controlled and how? Bottom-Line: what is the economic benefit of digital ethics? The AI impact on the society: responsibility & challenge
17:30 
Summary & Closing
Robert Krimmer, TalTech, Tallinn University of Technology
Valentyna Zasadko, Director of the School of Public Management at UCU
Thomas Buchsbaum, Special Envoy on Eastern Partnership, Austrian MFA
19:30 
Farewell cocktail «BANKHOTEL» 8 Lystopadovoho Chynu, Lviv (2nd floor)
Venue
The Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky Center
Lviv, Stryiska str., 29а, 79026
The meeting will be held in Ukrainian Catholic University at The Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky Center auditorium.

The event will start at 09:00 on 22/11/2019. A registration desk will be open at the venue 1hr in advance. At the registration desk, you will be kindly asked to sign an attendance list.
Accommodation
8 Lystopadovoho Chynu, Lviv
EC sponsored participants will be provided with a single room accommodation, as per arranged travel itinerary.

Participants are kindly invited to contact BANKHOTEL, some 3.7 km / 30 minutes walking distance or 17 minutes by taxi to the conference hall, at € 76,- for single rooms plus breakfast p.n. can be reserved mentioning the block-booking of the conference (email at welcome@bankhotel.com.ua , ph. +38 032 243 58 06) – at the reduced rate.
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