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FRIDAY, 16 June 2017 Pre-Conference (participation optional)
Pre-Conference Workshops are in English without translation

09.00 – 09.30 Welcome

09.30 – 16.00 Workshops

Workshop 1: Hack. Corruption Idea Garage (with Garage48)
The aim of the Idea Garage is to encourage participants to propose and validate new ideas that would address corruption and engage the public in preventing and reporting corruption. The workshop is intended for everybody who is willing to tackle corruption regardless of their background. With the help of mentors you will discuss main points of the field, brainstorm possible (technological) solutions and present the concepts that will play an essential role in building a corruption-free society. Garage48 is a non-profit organization based in Estonia but working in more than 20 countries. Garage48 is a hackathon, a playground of new ideas, extreme startup schooling and next-level networking event.
Moderation: Kai Isand (Head of Garage48 Foundation), Joao Rei (Garage48 mentor, Digital Strategist at IDEA Group), Liis Narusk (Head of Garage48 Elevate)
(all-day workshop)

Workshop 2: Shift. Shape. Mobilize. 2017: Tackling Corruption. Blogger-Workshop (with n-ost)
The Shift. Shape. Mobilize. Workshop is focusing on two main topics: How do you investigate on anti-corruption in your country? And how do you secure your communication and work in that often highly dodgy field, for example exchange with sensitive sources? The internet enables bloggers to use resources and possibilities for their own investigations. It provides them with platforms to publish any intransparent actions they find and with the power of social networks their message finds an audience - sometimes within minutes or hours. The internet provides people with the ability to connect without the limitations of borders. Every single one of them can become a sender of information, the old mechanisms of gatekeeping don’t work anymore. We aim to connect blogging-experienced people from different European countries, provide a platform for networking and exchange, discuss examples of successful anti-corruption movements and investigations and share methods to secure ones own work. For your participation you should have experience in blogging or have a high interest in using blogs and social media to inform and investigate on corruption.
Moderation: Katrin Rönicke (n-ost), (all-day workshop)

09.30 - 12.00 Parallel workshops

Workshop 3: Civil Society as an Actor in the Anti-Corruption Fight
A strong civil society is believed to be an integral part of any successful fight against corruption. This workshop aims to provide a forum for discussion and exchange on the role of civil society / civic engagement in anti-corruption. Which role is civil society able to play in shaping democratic and transformational processes and how can the impact of nongovernmental organizations in anti-corruption be increased? What is and can be further done in terms of civic education and anti-corruption education to tackle these issues? How can participation in decision-making processes and community engagement be further encouraged and democratic values (human rights, rule of law, good governance, transparency etc.) be promoted? What proved to be good practices in NGO anti-corruption projects/ programs/ campaigns?
Elena Panfilova (formally Transparency International Russia)
Chiara Putaturo(Project Officer Transparency International Italy)
Valentina Rigamonti(Regional Manager Transparency International Germany)
Andrii Borovyk (Transparency International Ukraine)
Moderation: Svetlana Savitskaya (Regional Manager Europe and Central Asia Transparency International Germany)

Workshop 4: Corruption and the European Union (with Young European Professionals)
The discussion on the phenomenon of corruption within the European Union and its member states is a very complex one. Not only in dealing with very diverse notions, experiences and historical perspectives on corruption but also with very current issues like the influence of lobbyism on European politics. The network Young European Professionals (YEP) sheds light on some of the most ponding discussions and invites you to contribute!
Moderation: Marie Bornickel and Vincent Schreiber (Young European Professionals)

Workshop 5: The Global View: Corruption and development (with teamGLOBAL)
The German Multiplier network teamGLOBAL consists of enthusiastic youngsters who work on various topics related to globalization such as climate change, migration, and global trade flows. Since 2004, core activity of this peer-to-peer network are participatory short-term workshops on those topics in schools and youth events in Germany. The workshop will offer its participants to be part of a simulation game to experience and discuss the effects of impenetrability, opacity, and nepotism.
Moderation: Tamás Herbst and Paul König (teamGLOBAL)

13.30 - 16.00 Parallel workshops

Workshop 6: How to measure corruption with data journalism
After an introduction to data journalism, the participants will create a database of corruption cases from the respective country. In the second part of the workshop, the databases will be analyzed and graphical representations will be created. Visualizations of numerous data help to understand complex phenomena such as corruption better.
Moderation: Nicolas Kayser-Bril and Anne-Lise Bouyer (journalism++)

Workshop 7: ‘How to become corrupt’
How do I earn 25,000 euros, per hour? How do I get luxury trips for free? Over the last few years, Germany and Austria have produced internationally recognized experts in the field of bribery, nepotism, and embezzlement, which enable us to study the various forms of corruption and their clean execution, from finding the right friends to getting the perfect deal. In this interactive seminar with a winkingly approach, you will be shown step by step how you find your own personal path to success.
Moderation: Roland Spitzlinger (innovation policy consultant, author) und Julia Draxler (author)

Workshop 8: DIGIWHIST (EU Horizon 2020 Project): Making public tenders more transparent: how big data can be used in the fight against corruption
Some governments have led the way committing to increase transparency in public contracting and have actively taken steps to increase the amount and quality of information in the public domain. The potential to use this information to improve the efficiency of public spending, but also to hold government to account is immense. Only with widespread public engagement can this new wave of openness and big data reach its full potential. DIGIWHIST created national procurement portals for 34 countries. The goal of this workshop is to introduce the large amounts of public procurement data unlocked by DIGIWHIST and jointly explore ways through which it can be put to use in the fight against corruption.
Moderation: Aram Khaghaghordyan (Hertie School of Governence)

16.30 – 17.30 Summary

FRIDAY, 16 June 2017 Offical Opening of the symposium
Simultaneous translation German / English

18.00 Registration

18.30 – 20.30 Welcome and keynote

Thomas Krüger (President Federal Agency for Civic Education, Germany)
Johannes Ebert (Secretary general, Goethe-Institute, Germany)

Peter Eigen (Founder of Transparency International, HUMBOLDT-VIADRINA Governance Platform, Germany)
International corruption as a challenge for democracies
The current situation of democratic systems can be characterized as fragile. The loss of confidence in a democratic order, challenged through populism, propaganda and authoritarianism is one of the reasons for this fragility. Structures of globalized corruption contributes to destabilization of modern societies as well. Nevertheless, in many countries there are ‘grass-root'-movements fighting against corruption on an institutional as well as on a non-governmental level. How is the actual situation of different governmental, institutional or private players within the anti-corruption-fight? Which strategies are most effective and have a positive impact on governments and societies? How can civil-society-actors contribute to these strategies?

policy dialogue
between Peter Eigen (Founder of Transparency International, HUMBOLDT-VIADRINA Governance Platform, Germany) and Constantin Schreiber (Journalist and Moderator, ARD, Germany)

20.30 – 22.30 Reception with Music: B&B Project (Ukraine)

SATURDAY, 17 June 2017

09.15 – 09.30 Introduction to the day

09.30 – 11.00 Panel I Corruption - less than clearly defined? Theories of corruption and their applicability
How does corruption arise? How does it work as a system of order, and what factors facilitate corrupt action? What theoretical interpretations are being used to explain the phenomenon as historically and culturally contingent? What (normative) criteria form the core of the various definitions? What is the relationship between corruption and power/the political system, and corruption and civil society/democracy?
Andreas Bågenholm (University of Gothenburg, Sweden)
Jens Ivo Engels (Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany)
Alina Mungiu-Pippidi (Hertie School of Governance, Germany)
Davide Torsello (Central European University, Hungary)
Moderation: Florian Kührer-Wielach (IKGS, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Germany)

11.30 – 13.30 Panel II (Fighting) state corruption: Actors, forms, methods
State corruption, oligarchy, nepotism or patronage have been and continue to be one of the most important reasons for protest in Ukraine, Moldova, Russia, Romania or Georgia. What is the present status of corruption prevention and the fight against corruption in these countries? Who are the actors of the reform process? How are reforms being implemented? What methods are used, especially in the fight against corrupt oligarchies? How successful has the fight against corruption been so far? And what is the public perception of, and trust in, state institutions against this background?
Anna Dolidze (Supreme Court, Georgia)
Laura Codruţa Kövesi (National Anticorruption Directorate, Romania)
Alena Ledeneva (University College London, Great Britain)
Artem Sytnyk (National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine)
Moderation: Manfred Sapper (German Association for East European Studies)

11.30 – 13.30 Panel III Globalised networks and corruption
An increasingly global economy facilitates the emergence of global and transboundary practices of corruption. These in turn demand new forms of fighting corruption. What instruments, strategies and models are currently available to uncover globally corrupt networks? How effective are they in different political and social contexts? What role is being played by the latest technologies?
Serhij Leshchenko (deputy of the Ukrainian parliament, Ukraine)
Elena Panfilova (formally Transparency International Russia)
Fransecso Calderoni (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy)
Moderation: Volker Weichsel (German Association for East European Studies)

14.00 – 15.30 Panel IV Corruption and civil society
What is the role of civil society actors in the fight against corruption? What arenas can civil society occupy to minimize inequalities in resource distribution, and what strategies are civil society actors using in this context? What legitimates NGOs in countries with fragile democracies or autocracies, and how effective are they in such countries?
Ryhor Astapenia (Ostrogorski Centre, Belarus)
Christian Neef (news magazine „Der Spiegel“, Germany)
Vitaliy Shabunin (Anti-Corruption Action Center, Ukraine)
Moderation: Walter Kaufmann (Heinrich Böll Foundation, Germany)

14.00 – 15.30 Panel V Corruption and media
Investigative journalism is one of the essential pillars in the fight against and the prevention of corruption. How do journalists work in the various countries? What are the impacts and consequences of exposing corrupt practices at the national and regional level?
Aleksandrina Elagina (russiangate, Russia)
Paul Cristian Radu (Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project, Romania)
Natalie Sedletska (Radio Liberty, Ukraine)
Moderation: N.N.

16.00 – 19.00 Guided city tour through Berlin

19.00 – 21.00 Dinner and evening program: "Culture against corruption. Film and Conversation"
Cultural receptions of political or civic phenomena are able to unfold a subversive aesthetical power. This is also relevant for anti-corruption movements. Which strategies and methods do artists use to draw attention to the phenomenon of corruption? Which kinds of artistic approaches are there and what are the effects? Which visual codes are there to decipher? Where do cultural means meet their limits within the fight against corruption, where do the special potentials arise?
Rael Artel (Tartu Art Museum, Estonia)
Serhij Leshchenko (investigative journalist and deputy of the Ukrainian parliament, Ukraine)
Viktoria Lomasko (graphic designer and artist, Russia)
Kateryna Mishchenko (publicist, curator, Ukraine)
Moderation: Katharina Raabe (publishing house Suhrkamp, Germany)

SUNDAY, 18 June 2017

09.00 – 10.00 Presentations from the workshop sessions

10.00 – 11.30 Concluding plenary: The fight against corruption and democracy: Opportunities and challenges
What opportunities are presenting themselves in the global fight against corruption? How can social inequalities be reduced, and what anti-corruption projects can act as models for the future?
Thomas Krüger (Federal Agency for Civic Education, Germany)
Edda Müller (Transparency International Germany, Germany)
Moderation: N.N.

11.30 - 12.30 Open space / world café

12.30 - 13.30 Lunch and close

the agenda will be constantly updated


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