25 September

Speeches

9:00 - 9:30

Coffee and Registration

9:30 - 9:50

Welcome and Introduction

Olha Aivazovska
Civil Network OPORA
Van Nguyen
UNDP Deputy Country Director (Programme) a.i.
Dr Marcin Walecki
ODIHR Head of Democratization Department
Anna Sienicka
TechSoup Europe
Krzysztof Izdebski
ePanstwo

9:50 - 10:10

Keynote Speech

Digital Technology and Global Democracy: Maximising the Benefits

Richard Youngs

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, UK

10:10 - 10:20

Technical Break

10:20 - 11:50

Session I: Tech Optimism

The eternal hope of humanity has always been anchored in progress. Planes were supposed to bring peace, nuclear power was aimed to save the environment. Finally, technology was meant to bring communities together and make governments open. But will it fulfil our expectations eventually?

Cult of Technology

Mor Rubinstein

360Giving, UK

 

Facebookracy. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.

Cosmin Pojoranu

Funky Citizens, Romania

 

The Future of Cities is Shared

Rafi Rich

CEO of S.U.iTS & the Smart City Consultant to UNHABITAT, Israel

 

Using Open Data to Promote More
Credible Elections

Michael McNulty

National Democratic Institute, USA

 

Electronic Instruments for the Control of Government and Business

Oleksandr Shchelokov

E-Data.gov.ua, Ukraine

11:50 - 12:10

Coffee

12:10 - 13:50

Session II: Guardians of Good… or Evil?

Technology is a tool that can be both used improve our lives or threaten them. Some of the innovations introduced with good intentions were later misused to bring suffering. Others were re-purposed from instruments of war to make our lives easier. How do we assess the potential and the risks of a new technology? What can we do to stop its misuse?

Enhancing Democratic Participation in Ukraine through Communication Technology (Video Address)

Larry Diamond

Stanford University, USA

 

Who Owns the Internet

Jillian York

Electronic Frontier Foundation, Germany

 

Security VS Privacy: How Not to Make the State a Monster

Oleksandr Klyuzhev

Civil Network OPORA, Ukraine

 

In Algorithms We Trust

Tin Geber

Creative strategist, Croatia

 

The Powers That Be: Technocrats, Technology, and Capacity

Nicole Anand

The Engine Room, USA

 

Future Tense: Parsing the Ethics of Technology

Matthew Stender

Onlinecensorship.org, Germany

13:50 - 15:00

Lunch

15:00 - 16:30

Session III: Instruments of Transformation

Successful change demands a holistic approach. It requires direct and constant engagement of all sectors of society. How can technology can help to facilitate this common effort and make all voices heard?

Democracy from the Future: Taiwan

Shu Yang Lin

Taiwan Interaction Designer, Taiwan

 

Returning Women to a Tech Realm

Krystyna Skopyk and Nataliia Ilchenko

Women Who Code, Ukraine

 

Tech Empowering Socially Responsible Procrastination

Denys Bihus

White-Collar Hundred, Ukraine

 

Working Effectively with Local Governments on Opening Data

Ruslana Velichko-Tryfenyuk

Dani Mist, Ukraine

Nedim Useinow

TechSoup Europe, Poland

 

Human-Centered Design

Yuriy Hranovsky

Ahenty Zmin, Ukraine

16:30 - 16:50

Coffee

16:50 - 17:20

Panel Discussion:

Сross-border Civic Tech Solutions: Reality and Practice

Sandor Lederer
K-Monitor, Hungary
Darko Brkan
Zasto Ne, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Tin Geber
Anna Sienicka
TechSoup Europe, Poland

17:20 - 17:40

Wrap Up Speech

Olha Aivazovska

Civil Network OPORA, Ukraine

17:40 - 18:00

Closing

18:00

Drinks

26 September

Workshops

9:00 - 9:30

Coffee and Registration

9:30 - 11:30

Room 1
Making sense of election data: analysis and visualization
Michael McNulty

National Democratic Institute, USA

In English

9:30 - 11:30

Room 2
How much impact in e-declarations’ data? Making friends with the registry and anticorruption legislation
Maksum Kostetskyi
Viktoria Kozachenko

Enhanced Public Sector Transparency and Integrity
Project, UNDP in Ukraine (the ETI Project) and  Transparency International Ukraine
in Ukrainian

9:30 - 11:30

Room 3
What kind of stories are hidden in data?
Anatolyi Bondarenko

Texty.org.ua, Ukraine

In Ukrainian

9:30 - 11:30

Room 4
Use of state and public information registers
Volodymyr Tarnay

EIDOS, Ukraine

In Ukrainian

11:30 - 11:50

Coffee

11:50 - 13:30

Room 1
Combatting corruption in the use of public resources – notions
from ODIHR and practice from Romania
Septimius Pârvu

Expert Forum, Romania

Dr. Marcin Walecki

OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), Poland

Jacopo Leone

OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), Poland

in English

11:50 - 13:30

Room 2
Open Contracting – challenges for society. How not to discredit
public procurement monitoring by citizens
Victor Nestulya

Transparency International Ukraine

in Ukrainian

11:50 - 13:30

Room 3
Innovations made by young for democracy and human rights. Ukraine
Nadia Babynska

Independent expert, Ukraine

in Ukrainian

11:50 - 13:30

Room 4
Security vs privacy: which beast do you feed?
Nikolai Kvantaliani

Association “New Group”, Belarus

in Russian

13:30 - 14:30

Lunch

14:30 - 17:00

Room 1
Becoming an open government influencer: developing guidelines
to address shared regional challenges
Nicole Anand

The Engine Room, USA

in English

14:30 - 17:00

Room 2
Universal design for democracy and inclusion
Olena Ivanova

United Nations Development Programme in Ukraine (UNDP)

Alina Samko

Communications Expert, Ukraine

in Ukrainian

14:30 - 17:00

Room 3
Public consultation in the 21st century
Yevhen Barshchevskyi

NDI, Ukraine

in Ukrainian

15:40 - 16:00

Coffee