Event: How Open Data Tools Can be Used to Engage Citizens in Fighting Corruption

    Wir freuen uns, dass die Hertie School of Governance und Transparency International am 21. Mai zu einer Diskussion zur Nutzung von Open Data in der Korruptionsbekämpfung einladen. Hierbei wird auch das DIGIWHIST Projekt an dem wir zusammen mit unter anderem der Hertie School of Governance arbeiten vorgestellt. Diskutiert wird auf Englisch. Mehr Infos findet ihr hier

    **Event Details:**

    Innovative open data tools have a key role to play in increasing trust in governments and fighting corruption. However, these tools are only effective if private and public actors can make sense of the data and have the capacity to implement changes using tailored accountability mechanisms.

    Based on the example of Clean Romania!, a watchdog platform that encourages whistleblowing and citizens’ watch, the Hertie School together with its partners launched the DIGIWHIST project. In the framework of this project a new European watchdog portal on public procurement comprising 34 European country portals will be created.

    During this panel discussion several successful examples that were recently developed to increase citizen engagement will be presented. The panelists will discuss the findings from investigations they have worked on and will answer questions such as how open online data can be used effectively; and how the accessibility of public data can shape the future of reducing corruption.


    • Rachel Davies, Senior Advocacy Manager, Transparency International UK
    • Ilya Shumanov, Head of Kaliningrad Regional Office, Transparency International Russia
    • Christian Humborg, Executive Director, CORRECT!V

    Chair & Moderation: Alina Mungiu-Pippidi, Professor of Democracy Studies, Hertie School of Governance

    The event will take place at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin ( Quartier 110, Friedrichstraße 180, 10117 Berlin) on 21 May from 18.30 - 20.00.

    If you wish to attend and haven’t registered yet, please register via fax (0049-30-259 219 444) or e-mail (events@hertie-school.org).