Big data with local impact: Using open data to improve public procurement

The DIGIWHIST Project Team is pleased to invite you to the Final Project Conference

Big Data with Local Impact: Using Open Data to Improve Public Procurement

hosted by Benedek Jávor, MEP

Date: 29 January 2018, 13:00-17.30

Venue: European Parliament, ASP5E1 (Altiero Spinelli building), Brussels


Are you interested in how big data can be used to support government performance and accountability? Would you like to learn more about the evidence of government favoritism in public procurement across the EU and beyond? Would you like to discover what practical tools governments, journalists and civil society members can use to better understand public procurement performance? Do you want to discuss, together with European Commission experts, how the EU can help promote greater openness and transparency in the future? Join us in Brussels to debate these and other issues as we present the DIGIWHIST project results!

See the attached agenda for more details. A light sandwich lunch will be served before the event, starting at 12:00.

IMPORTANT! You will need to provide personal details in order to access the European Parliament building (unless you possess prior authorization).

Registration deadline was January 18. Please remember to bring your ID card or passport to enter the venue.

The conference will be livestreamed on our YouTube channel, ERCAS Berlin.

Speakers and commentators:

Conference Host: Benedek Jávor, MEP, European Green Party

Pascal Boijmans, Head of Unit Administrative Capacity Building and European Solidarity Fund, DG REGIO
Francesco Calderoni (DIGIWHIST), Researcher, Transcrime (Joint Research Centre on Transnational Crime)
Carl Dolan, Director, Transparency International EU
Mihaly Fazekas (DIGIWHIST), anti-corruption expert and research fellow, University of Cambridge
Ana Gomes, MEP, Alliance of Socialists
Gavin Hayman, Executive Director, Open Contracting Partnership
Monica Macovei, MEP, European Conservatives and Reformists Group
Jean-François Junger, Deputy Head of Unit e-Government and Trust, DG CONNECT
Aram Khaghaghordyan (DIGIWHIST), anti-corruption expert, Hertie School of Governance
Friedrich Lindenberg, Investigative Journalist, Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP)
Ella McPherson (DIGIWHIST), Lecturer in the Sociology of New Media and Digital Technology, University of Cambridge
Mara Mendes (DIGIWHIST), Project Manager, Open Knowledge Foundation Germany
Frank Michlik, Head of Unit Fraud & Prevention, European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF)
Alina Mungiu-Pippidi (DIGIWHIST), Professor of Democracy Studies, Hertie School of Governance, Berlin
Gustavo Piga, Professor of Economics, University of Rome
Francesca Recanatini, Senior Public Sector Specialist, World Bank
Jiri Skuhrovec (DIGIWHIST), economist, programmer and procurement expert
Nikita Stampa, Head of Unit Innovative and e-Procurement, DG GROW

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Brussels!

DIGIWHIST Project Team

DIGIWHIST Conference agenda updated Jan 29

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