IRRESISTIBLE? A symposium on the phenomenon of CORRUPTION

The international symposium IRRESISTIBLE? on 16 – 18 June 2017 in Berlin, intends to take a multi-perspective view of corruption, focusing not only on political and economic aspects, but also on social, cultural, historical, religious, artistic, philosophical, civic and journalism-related dimensions.The symposium introduces the topic and offers the opportunity to engage with experts from corruption research and the fight against corruption. The symposium is also an educational platform and means of exchange for young target groups and multipliers from Eastern partnership countries and Europe.

At the Pre-Conference Event on Friday June 16, 2017 from 13:30-16:00h our DIGIWHIST researcher Aram Khaghaghordyan will be facilitating a workshop based on DIGIWHIST research data.

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.
If you would like to attend, please register via this link. There is no conference fee. Registration closes on May 7, 2017.

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