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2 W E L CO M E 3 INTRODUCTION 3. What is Transparency International? 4. What is Transparency International Lithuania? 6. Vocabulary

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12. Useful Information 14. Programme 17. Participants 20. Speakers 32. Coordinators 34. Area Map

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Transparency International is a global movement that shares one vision:



AND THE DAILY LIVES OF PEOPLE ARE FREE OF CORRUPTION Transparency International consists of more than 100 chapters (with an international Secretariat in Berlin) – locally established, independent organisations that fight corruption in their respective countries. The Transparency International School on Integrity (TI School) in Vilnius, Lithuania started in 2010 and is the first such course in the region aimed at directly addressing the subject of corruption and how to fight it. Since 2010 it has been organized annually and has welcomed more than 900 future leaders from around 110 countries worldwide. This year we are happy to welcome you to the 9th Transparency International School on Integrity in Vilnius! Young future leaders gather to this state-of-the-art anti-corruption and accountability training with a willingness to learn from professionals in the field. During 7 highly intensive days, the School exposes its participants to the latest developments in the field of anti-corruption and accountability and offers real opportunities to try and implement their ideas in practice. School lectures, seminars, trainings and field trips provide you with a special blend of international and local know-how, while also challenging you to approach the subject from outside the box and offer novel, previously untested solutions. WELCOME ABOARD – BE INSPIRED! 2

FROM SMALL BRIBES TO LARGE-SCALE LOOTING CORRUPTION DIFFERS FROM COUNTRY TO COUNTRY. Since chapters are staffed with local experts, they are ideally placed to determine the priorities and approaches best suited to tackling corruption in their countries. This work ranges from visiting rural communities or providing free legal support to advising their government on policy reform.

CORRUPTION DOES NOT STOP AT NATIONAL BORDERS. The chapters play a crucial role in shaping collective work and realizing regional and global goals. 3


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The Transparency International Lithuania is a non-governmental and non-profit organisation that promotes transparency, accountability and anti-corruption initiatives in Lithuania and abroad. The Transparency International Lithuania is a fully-accredited member of the global Transparency International network and was established on 6 June, 2000. TI Lithuania is involved in a number of anti-corruption and transparency initiatives focusing primarily on:


Media transparency

Transparency of public finance and procurement

Transparency of political parties and campaigns

Online transparency tools

Civic integrity education and empowerment of citizens

Social design for transparency




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ACCESS TO INFORMATION – the right by law – often through freedom of information legislation (acts or laws) – to access key facts and data from the government and any public body. Budgets, project approvals and evaluations are typically published although citizens can petition for more materials to be released. ACCOUNTABILITY is the concept that individuals, agencies and organisations (public, private and civil society) are held responsible for executing their powers properly. ASSET RECOVERY – is the legal process of a country, government and/or its citizens to recover state resources stolen through corruption by current and past regimes, their families and political allies, or foreign actors. BRIBERY is the offering, promising, giving, accepting or soliciting of an advantage as an inducement for an action which is illegal, unethical or a breach of trust. Inducements can take the form of gifts, loans, fees, rewards or other advantages (taxes, services, donations, etc) CIVIL SOCIETY is the arena, outside of the family, state and market where people associate to advance a common set of interests. Voluntary and community groups, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), trade unions and faith-based organisations commonly are included in this sphere, making the term broader than an NGO.


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CONFLICTS OF INTERESTS are situations where an individual or the entity for which they work, whether a government, business, media outlet or civil society organisation, is confronted with choosing between the duties and demands of their position and their own private interests. CORRUPTION is the abuse of entrusted power for private gain. This is the working definition used by Transparency International (TI), applying to both the public and private sectors. DISCLOSURE is the provision of information as required under law or in good faith, regarding activities of a private individual, public official, company or organisation. Information can include a political candidate's assets, a company's financial reports, an NGO's donors, or a whistleblower's accusations. EMBEZZLEMENT is a situation when a person holding office in an institution, organisation or company dishonestly and illegally appropriates, uses or traffics the funds and goods they have been entrusted with for personal enrichment or other activities. FACILITATION PAYMENT is a small bribe, also called a 'facilitating', 'speed' or 'grease' payment; made to secure or expedite the performance of a routine or necessary action to which the payer has legal or other entitlement. FRAUD – the act of cheating and intentionally deceiving someone in order to gain an unfair or illegal advantage (financial, political or otherwise). Countries consider such offences to be criminal or a violation of civil law.

CLIENTELISM is an unequal system of exchanging resources and favors based on an exploitative relationship between a wealthier and/or more powerful 'patron' and a less wealthy and weaker 'client'.

GOVERNANCE is a concept that goes beyond the traditional notion of government to focus on the relationships between leaders, public institutions, and citizens, including the processes by which they make and implement decisions. The term can also be applied to companies and NGOs.

COLLUSION is a secret agreement between parties, in the public and/or private sector, to conspire to commit actions aimed to deceive or commit fraud with the objective of illicit financial gain. The parties involved often are referred to as 'cartels'.

GRAND CORRUPTION are acts committed at a high level of government that distort policies or the central functioning of the state, enabling leaders to benefit at the expense of the public good.

COMPLIANCE refers to the procedures, systems or departments within public agencies or companies that ensure all legal, operational and financial activities are in conformity with current laws, rules, norms, regulations and standards.

INTEGRITY is behaviours and actions consistent with a set of moral or ethical principles and standards, embraced by individuals as well as institutions, that create a barrier to corruption.




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MONEY LAUNDERING is the process of concealing the origin, ownership or destination of illegally or dishonestly obtained money by hiding it within legitimate economic activities. NEPOTISM is a form of favouritism based on acquaintances and familiar relationships whereby someone in an official position exploits his or her power and authority to provide a job or favour to a family member or friend, even though he or she may not be qualified or deserving. PATRONAGE is a form of favouritism in which a person is selected, regardless of qualifications or entitlement, for a job or government benefit because of political affiliations or connections. PETTY CORRUPTION is everyday abuse of entrusted power by low- and mid-level public officials in their interactions with ordinary citizens, who are often trying to access basic goods or services in places like hospitals, schools, police departments and other agencies. PROCUREMENT is a multi-step process of established procedures to acquire goods and services by any individual, company or organisation — from the initial needs assessment to the contract's award and service delivery. PUBLIC SECTOR is the government and its decentralised units – including the police, military, public roads and transit authorities, primary schools, and healthcare system – that use public funds and provide services based on the motivation to improve citizens' lives rather than to make a profit. REVOLVING DOOR. An individual who moves back and forth between public office and private companies, exploiting his or her period of government service for the benefit of the companies they used to regulate. TRANSPARENCY is a characteristic of governments, companies, organisations, and individuals of being open in the clear disclosure of information, rules, plans, processes and actions. As a principle, public officials, civil servants, the managers and directors of companies and organisations, and board trustees have a duty to act visibly, predictably and understandably to promote participation and accountability. WHISTLEBLOWING is the sounding of an alarm by an employee, director, or external person, in an attempt to reveal neglect or abuses within the activities of an organisation, government body or company (or one of its business partners) that threaten public interest, its integrity and reputation. 8

School Do not forget to register for the morning sessions

WHY IS THIS SCHOOL DIFFERENT? The Transparency International School on Integrity consists of three teaching modules covering the public sector, private sector, and civic empowerment. Each module will provide theoretical definitions of corruption and showcase best practice examples of current anti-corruption tools in different sectors. PUBLIC SECTOR Abuse of office State capture Nepotism Prosecution of corruption Accountability mechanisms for public institutions


PRIVATE SECTOR International anti-corruption mechanisms Corporate reporting standards Media accountability Corruption in different industry sectors

CIVIC EMPOWERMENT Role of citizens in monitoring activities of the state Citizens involvement in: - the public decision-making process - reporting corruption other anti-corruption activities

Upon completion of the TI School course students receive 6 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System). OBLIGATIONS We expect you to attend all of the sessions. Only the morning sessions are optional. All School activities are conducted in English. Students are required to complete appropriate reading before every lecture and seminar. You can find the reading material at:

SESSIONS During the TI School students will attend different types of sessions: plenary sessions, plenary discussions, intensive trainings, parallel trainings, and morning sessions. What is the difference between them? Plenary sessions – during these 7 highly intensive days you will have around 14 plenary sessions. These sessions are attended by all TI School students in a single lecture room. Intensive trainings – the trainings will take place on Wednesday. All participants will be divided into three groups and will have intensive full-day seminars. Parallel trainings – the trainings will take place on Saturday. All participants will be divided into three groups and the three seminars will happen simultaneously. Morning sessions – the sessions will be taking place from Tuesday till Sunday in the early mornings. Got an extra question? Need more information on the subject? Register for the informal morning session!

All sessions will be held at Mykolas Romeris University (Ateities str. 20, LT-08303, Vilnius, Lithuania). WHAT ELSE CAN YOU EXPECT? Great networking opportunities Social program TI School offers plenty of social activities, such as: · Trip to Trakai, · Sightseeing in Vilnius, · Sports festival and more. 10

Through a number of social activities on offer, you will have a chance to: · meet and learn from leading anticorruption and accountability professionals from all over the world, · meet other like-minded people. 11





Always arrives on time for sessions and other activities, Treats the facilities and equipment carefully: does not bring any drinks or food to the lecture rooms (only plastic bottles of water are allowed).

Participants are expected to attend all the sessions. The morning sessions are optional. In case of absence without a valid reason, the 6ECTS credits will not be granted.

FOLLOWS THE DRESS CODE: Dress code for Monday ( July 2) is smart, for other days – casual;

EXCHANGES IDEAS WITH OTHERS: Wears the name badge and keeps it visible at all times.

TRANSPARENCY SCHOOLER: FOLLOWS THE RULES: It is forbidden to use alcohol, drugs and other toxic substances on the Mykolas Romeris University premises and at the Students' Guest House. It is also forbidden to return to the Students' Guest House drunk or intoxicated, It is forbidden to smoke in places that are not appropriated for smoking. Silence hours are between 22:00 and 6:00, It is forbidden to consume alcohol in public places in Vilnius.





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Europe - 47% Asia - 19% Africa - 16% North America - 6% South America - 12%

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Spanish Russian French German Serbian


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Applied Sciences - 2% Business and Economics - 15% Engineering and Technology - 4% Social Science and Humanities - 40% Law - 28% Other - 11%

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We seek to lead by example and offer top-notch quality. To do that, over the past eight years we have invited nearly onehundred outstanding experts to teach at TI School in Vilnius. School lecturers are anti-corruption and accountability leaders that come from public, private, NGO and academic sectors offering participants unique perspectives on how to address corruption and promote transparency. While the team of lecturers changes slightly every year, over time the TI School has welcomed speakers from the World Bank Institute, OECD, OSCE, Global Witness, Global Integrity, Amnesty International, Integrity Action, MySociety, Sunlight Foundation, Global Advice, U4, various Transparency International chapters, and many others.



Roberto Martinez B. Kukutschka | Mexico/Germany He is a Research Coordinator at TI and a PhD candidate at the Hertie School of Governance.

The Beauty and Limitations of Numbers: The Challenge of Measuring Corruption and Transparency

Before joining TI, Roberto worked as a Research Associate for the European Research Centre for Anti-Corruption and State-Building and conducted research for the large-scale EU-funded Projects ANTICORRP and DIGIWHIST. His main research interests include corruption measurement and crony capitalism. Prior to this, Roberto served as a Head of the Anti-Corruption Department at the Mexican Tax Administration Service, where he oversaw the enforcement and implementation of the OECD’s antibribery convention and the UNCAC. He has his MA in Public Policy from the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin.

Monday Ingrida Palaimaitė | Lithuania Delia Matilde Ferreira Rubio | Argentina Delia Matilde is the chair of Transparency International and the former president of TI’s chapter in Argentina, Poder Ciudadano.

Lessons from the Anti-Corruption Movement: How to Achieve a Victory that Lasts


She has served as chief advisor for representatives and senators at the Argentine National Congress. Currently she works as an independent consultant with international organisations and NGOs, mainly in Latin America. Delia has a PhD in law from Madrid’s Complutense University and is the author of numerous publications on democratic culture, political institutions, comparative politics, and public and parliamentary ethics. She was elected to TI’s board in 2008 and 2011 and then again as chair in 2017.

She is the Transparency School lead and, while at TI Lithuania, coordinates various social experiments and youth engagement initiatives. Ingrida joined TI Lithuania team in 2014. Since then she has worked extensively with youth integrity (Transparency International School on Integrity, the Integrity Network of Schools) and social design / behavioral experiments (aimed at promoting honest behavior and opening up the conversation between different stakeholders at schools, healthcare sector institutions in Lithuania). Ingrida interned at the non-governmental organization in São Paulo, Brazil, and also has project management experience in the private sector in Lithuania. She has a Bachelor‘s degree from the Institute of International Relations and Political Science at Vilnius University.






Jacopo Leone | Italy/United Kingdom Sergejus Muravjovas | Lithuania

He works as a Democratic Governance Officer at the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR).

His focus of interest is anti-corruption and transparency initiatives. He has led TI Lithuania since 2008 and laid the founding stones of Transparency School in 2010. Money & Politics

Sergejus is a member of the Honorary Court of the Association of Public Relations Agencies in Lithuania and a supervisory council of the Central Polyclinic in Vilnius. He teaches Corporate Governance and Anticorruption at the International School of Management in Vilnius. From 2009 to 2015, Sergejus served two terms on TI International Board of Directors.

Before joining ODIHR, he worked for the OSCE Mission in Kosovo, NATO, the European Union Institute for Security Studies (EUISS) and the European Parliament. Jacopo holds an MSc in International and European Politics from the University of Edinburgh.


If I Were a Witch Doctor: Is There a Recipe for Corruption and Can I Try It at Home?


Jacopo has been a political analyst in the field of democracy assistance and governance for over six years, with a focus on parliamentary strengthening, political party assistance, anti-corruption, public integrity, and civil society development. He is currently a Democratic Governance Officer at the ODIHR. He focuses on strengthening integrity in parliaments and political party systems, promoting inclusive political institutions and youth and women’s political participation.

Elena A. Panfilova | Russia

Matteo Civillini | Italy

Elena is an inspiring activist and established researcher, head of the Laboratory for Anti-Corruption Policy since 2014. Since 2014, Elena has been the Chairperson of TI Russia, which she founded in 1999.

He is a freelance journalist and a member of the Investigative Reporting Project Italy (IRPI), a non-profit investigative journalism centre.

In 2011 she was elected to TI International Board of Directors, then served as vice-Chair from 2014-2017. Until 2014 Elena also served as TI Russia Executive Director. Elena has held various positions and memberships at the OECD, the Institute for Economy in Transition, and the Russian Governmental Commission on Open Government. Since 2007, she has been teaching anti-corruption at the State University Higher School of Economics in Moscow.

The Not-So-Parallel Universe: Organized Crime, Politics and Corruption

After obtaining an MA in Investigative Journalism from City University London, he worked at the Italian bureau of VICE News until 2017. He specializes in stories about transnational organized crime, moneylaundering and corruption. His work has been published by outlets including L’Espresso, Il Fatto Quotidiano, Repubblica, Associated Press, VICE News, Agence France-Presse, EUObserver, OCCRP. More recently, he has been a part of the Daphne Project, a consortium of 18 news organizations continuing the work of murdered journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia.






Lena Diesing | Germany Andrea Franzoso | Italy She is a policy analyst for public procurement at the OECD Directorate for Public Governance.

He holds a MSc in Law and a MBA from SDA Bocconi. He also attended the Military Academy and now is a screenwriter for “Loft Produzioni”.

Have You Got the Guts to Do It? A Story of a Whistleblower

Andrea served ten years as officer in the “Arma dei Carabinieri”, where he reached the rank of Captain. Then, he worked for the FNM Group in the internal audit unit and as CSR manager. Today he works as a screenwriter for “Loft Produzioni”, the TV production company of the “Editoriale Il Fatto” Media Group. He is also the author of the book “Il Disobbediente” (“The Disobedient”), published in October 2017.

Government Spending


Lena has been working on different aspects of public procurement, including the Methodology for Assessing Procurement Systems (MAPS), reviews of OECD countries and beyond. In this work, she has focused on sustainable procurement and professionalization of procurers. Previously, Lena worked in the financial industry, conducting due diligence reviews for a risk management firm. More recently, Lena worked for the OECD’s Development Assistance Committee on the nexus of development and “dirty money” earned with corruption, fraud or crime. Lena holds a Master’s degree in International Economics and International Relations from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.


Sven Biermann | Germany Sven is a Co-Founder and Managing Director of the not-for-profit HUMBOLDT-VIADRINA Governance Platform in Berlin, Germany.

Private Sector Compliance

Sven’s career has focused on practical and sustainable solutions for good governance, corporate social responsibility, risk management and business integrity. From 2011 to 2014, Sven was the Director of AntiCorruption Projects at the HUMBOLDT-VIADRINA School of Governance. He has also worked with global consulting company Accenture to design and implement anti-corruption strategies, enterprise risk and performance management, as well as compliance Information and monitoring systems. He is an author of publications and speaker surrounding these issues. Sven also served as the global advisor to the United Nations Global Compact 10th Principle Working Group on Anti-corruption (2012/13).


Eric Reese | U.S.A. Eric is an Associate Director at Center for Government Excellence at Johns Hopkins University and has worked and partnered with organizations around the world to improve public sector performance.

Making Wishes Come True: Open Cities and The Power of Data

Before coming to GovEx, Eric worked on public education initiatives as a Fulbright Grantee in South Korea and at the DC Public Education Fund in Washington, DC, where he managed grant programs to drive improved performance in the DC Public Schools. At GovEx, Eric manages all training and education offerings, which are designed to increase public capacity to use data. He played baseball in college and is always happy to discuss the nuances of baseball around the world.






Amos Schurr | Israel Daniel Freund | Germany

Amos Schurr is a Senior Lecturer at the Guilford Glazer Faculty of Business and Management at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. He holds a Ph.D. from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Industrial Engineering from The Technion, Haifa.

Daniel leads Transparency International’s work on the integrity of the EU institutions.

Tech for Transparency: Overhyped Bust or a Silver Bullet?

Daniel is responsible for the online tools EU Integrity Watch, as well as the work on legislative transparency, conflicts of interest, lobbying, revolving doors and the legislative footprint. He also oversees the work on European Economic Governance. Before joining TI EU, Daniel was a political adviser in the European Parliament working on constitutional and legal affairs. He has previously worked at the German Foreign Ministry, the EU Delegation to Hong Kong, Deloitte Consulting and the French National School of Administration (ENA). Daniel has a master’s degree in public affairs from Sciences Po Paris and an undergraduate degree in political sciences, economics and law from Leipzig University. Daniel has also studied International Relations at the George Washington University.

Changing the Way We Think: The AntiCorruption Potential of Behavioral Science

His overarching research interest is rooted in understanding human behavior, and tries to apply his findings to managerial and organizational settings. His work revolves around three main themes: behavioral ethics, behavioral economics and behavioral law. His research has appeared in peer-reviewed academic journals such as PNAS, Management Science, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Judgment and Decision-Making, Journal of Empirical Legal Studies as well as in media outlets such as Scientific American, The Washington Post, The Jerusalem Post, NPR and CBC radio.

Friday Andrew Feinstein | South Africa Andrew Feinstein is the Executive Director of Corruption Watch – an NGO that details and exposes the impact of bribery and corruption on democracy, governance and development – and an investigative writer, broadcaster and campaigner.

Sam Leon | United Kingdom He leads Global Witness’s work on investigative data journalism and digital storytelling.

The Devil is in the Data: How to Get Answers When No One Wants to Tell You the Truth


His work focuses on using publicly available and leaked data to expose corruption. Recent projects include an investigation into money laundering at the Trump Ocean Club, Panama, and an analysis of the corruption risk posed by anonymously owned homes in London. His work often focuses on helping journalists exploit large datasets and as such he is interested in developing effective methods for data-centric collaboration.

Arms Trade and Defense: Investigating the Most Corrupt Sector in the World

Andrew was educated at King’s College Cambridge, the UC Berkeley and the University of Cape Town. He was an ANC Member of Parliament in South Africa under Nelson Mandela, and served on the Finance and Public Accounts Committees and as Deputy Chair of the country’s Audit Commission. He also served as Economic Advisor to Gauteng Premier, Tokyo Sexwale. He was the author of the critically-acclaimed “The Shadow World: Inside the Global Arms Trade”, and was named amongst the 100 most influential working in armed violence reduction. Along with two colleagues, he was voted South Africa’s anti-corruption hero of 2014.






Anne Koch | United Kingdom Nuria González | Argentina

Anne is the Program Director at the Global Investigative Journalism Network (

Her transparency and anti-corruption journey includes the private, public and international sectors combined with academia. Nuria has been a alumni since 2015.

Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals: How to Know We Don’t Get Cheated by Doctors and Companies

During the last years, she has worked in the Ethics & Compliance functions in Latin America for major multinational companies such as The Coca-Cola Company. She has worked for UNIDROIT, the International Development Law Organization (IDLO), the Argentine Ministry of Economy, Buenos Aires City Legislature, and the United Nations Office in Japan.

Truth or Dare: Will Journalists Continue to Expose Corruption?

Previously she served as Director of Europe and Central Asia at Transparency International and before that she worked as a broadcast journalist and executive for more than 20 years, mostly for the BBC. Her award-winning career in BBC journalism included service as deputy director of the English World Service, executive editor of the BBC’s flagship radio news and current affairs programs and editor of the World Tonight. She has produced or edited over a hundred documentaries and worked as a producer on BBC Radio 4’s investigative journalism program File on Four. In August 2014, she became head of the Laboratory for Anti-Corruption Policy, which she founded in 2008. Since 2007, she has been teaching anti-corruption at the State University Higher School of Economics in Moscow.

Since 2011, Nuria serves as a professor of law at Torcuato Di Tella and San Andrés Universities. Nuria graduated cum laude from Austral University School of Law in Buenos Aires and holds a Masters in International Law at University of Rome Tor Vergata and an LL.M from University of Illinois (U.S). Nuria is a Leader Professional in Ethics & Compliance (LPEC) and Certified Compliance & Ethics Professional (CCEP).

Saturday Valeriia Voshchevska | Ukraine Valeriia is the acting global social media manager for Amnesty International.

Wesley Chibamba | Zambia He is the Executive Director of Transparency International Zambia.

Land Grabbing: A Local Phenomenon or a Global Problem?

He has worked at TIZ since 2010. Before Transparency International Zambia, Wesley worked as a Field Officer with Children International Zambia and an Examining Officer with the Zambia Revenue Authority. Wesley holds a Master’s of Governance and Policy from the University of Sheffield in the United Kingdom. In his free time, Wesley enjoys reading, football, basketball and movies.

Words That Work: How to Capture Public Attention

Valeriia wants to show everyone that social media has an incredible mobilizing capacity, which has given a chance to millions of people to have their voices heard. Previously, she was the social media editor of Newsweek, running the global social media strategy for the publication. She also ran the social media accounts for United Nations Volunteers in Ukraine, after having studied international relations at the University of St Andrews and International Conflict Studies at King’s College London. Valeriia also writes about international security, social media, women in conflict and mental health.





Hera Hussain | United Kingdom Hera Hussain is a young leader in the open data and open government community working as the Senior Advocacy Manager at the Open Contracting Partnership.

How to Build a Successful Advocacy Campaign

In her role with OCP, Hera works with a broad range of decision makers to influence policy. She helps local partners overcome resistance and navigate political challenges. Also, she is assisting the communications team in building a portfolio of impact stories. Previously, she led OpenCorporates’ community and impact program. She is the co-Chair of UK Bond Anti-Corruption group. She is an active member of social innovation networks such as Wikipedia, MakeSense, Startingbloc, WEF’s Global Shapers, Yunus & Youth and runs the volunteer-led women’s rights group CHAYN. Hera is part of the OpenHeroines group which is a collective to highlight women’s role in the open data, open government, and civic tech movements.

Ruth Persian | Germany Ruth Persian is an Advisor in the Behavioural Insights Team’s (BIT) Home Affairs and International Programmes team. Her work focuses on the application of behavioral science. She has worked on the design and evaluation of interventions to curb corruption in Argentina, Colombia and Mexico. Using Behavior Science in Public Policy


Previously, Ruth worked as an economist at the Ministry of Health in Burundi under the Overseas Development Institute Fellowship Scheme and as an impact evaluation field coordinator for the World Bank’s Africa Gender Innovation Lab in Nigeria. Ruth studied Economics and Political Science at the University of Tuebingen and the University of Cape Town and holds a Master's degree in Economics from Oxford University.



Kristina Krasauskaite

Deimantė Žemgulytė

ISM University of Management and Economics- Economics

Vilnius University, BA in Political Science

Trying new things, exploring the world and dancing – this is what makes me happy.

Three things that I am an absolute fan of are good movies, unplanned trips and new, challenging experiences.

Felix Amelung Hertie School of Governance, Berlin, MA International Affairs

I am a big fan of social innovation and youth activism. If you aren't convinced the youth can change the world for the better, then you haven't met me! Evelina Mikoleiko Vilnius University, BA in Political Science

Jokūbas Danaitis

I am open to new experiences, eager to meet new people, and focused on broadening horizons and getting out of my comfort zone.

University of Glasgow- BA in Philosophy and Politics

Strolling through sand dunes and then dancing to Manfredas is a well spent day for me. Ieva Šalnaitė SciencesPo Paris - Political and Social Sciences BA

A nerdy workaholic with a travel addiction. Hobbies include baking cookies at 2 am, procrastinating on Skyscanner, and using Buzzfeed quizzes as tools for introspection.

Gediminas Goda SciencesPo Paris - Political and Social Sciences BA

Whenever I have time left from teaching nonLithuanians how to pronounce my name, I invest it into learning languages, biking and enjoying literature.

Jurgita Tamolytė Vilnius University, BA in Political Science

Daniel Göttl Harz University of Applied Sciences, European Public Management

Silvija Vingytė

I'm an open-minded and curious person who is looking forward to gain new experiences during the Summer School.

Liudas Grigaliūnas Sciences Po Paris, Political Science

As competitive as it gets. Awaiting challengers on Sports, Quizzes and Video games. Ready to have a debate on anything except the beauty of Lithuanian nature.

Mykolas Romeris university, MA in Law

I am the curious one. The one who asks where, when, what and how.

Tomaš Jenkelevič Istanbul Commerce University MA in International Relations and African Studies

Hannah Yahraus Lehigh University, BA in Political Science and Science, Technology, and Society

Changing the world always needs volunteers.

A world traveler with a traveling mind, I'm a quiet daydreamer that's always ready to find myself in a unique conversation.

Gintare Vasiliauskaite Valdas Kniuipys Maastricht University, BSc Economics and Business Economics, Emerging Markets track

Dogs and conversations with random people the only things I could not live without.

If I know that there is a possibility for me in this world to experience something - I will always seize that opportunity.

Vytautas Magnus University, MA of Contemporary European Politics

“Monsters are real, and ghosts are real too. They live inside us, and sometimes, they win.” ― Stephen King





A - School Venue (Mykolas Romeris University, Ateities str. 20)

1 - Shopping center „Mandarinas“ (ATM, Bank), (Ateities str. 91)

B - Student Guest House (Didlaukio str. 86)

2 - Gas station (Ateities str. 17) 3 - Shop „IKI“ (Didlaukio str. 80A)


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1. In Lithuania, those who don't close the doors behind them are “born in a trolleybus” (troleibuse gimęs).

1. Hi!

2.A Lithuanian doesn't go crazy… their “roof drives away” (stogas nuvažiuoja).


2. How do you do? 3. Fine, thank you 4. Please

Kaip sekasi? Gerai, ačiū

3. Lithuanian kids don't “go to the bathroom”… they “go and visit the dwarves” (eiti pas nykštukus).


4. A Lithuanian won't “give you a lecture”… they'll show you “where legs grow from” (iš kur kojos dygsta).


5. Thank you


6. You're welcome 7. Sorry / Excuse me 8. Yes/No


5. Nothing is too late either, but “spoons may be served after lunch” (šaukštai po pietų).

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IMPORTANT ADDRESSES Student Guest House Didlaukio str. 86 School Venue Mykolas Romeris University - Ateities str. 20 Transparency International Lithuania Didžioji st. 5 Tel.: 00370 5 212 69 51 Email: Emergency phone nr. 112 (ambulance and police)

Find your route on: or Download free apps: m.ticket / Trafi From Student Guest House towards the city centre From Mykolo Romerio universitetas stop bus number 10 goes to the city center every 15-25 minutes. From the city centre to Student Guest House From the Arkikatedra stop bus number 10 goes directly to Mykolo Romerio universitetas stop every 15-25 minutes.

COORDINATORS Group No. 11 9 1 12 5 2 10 4

Name Daniel Göttl Deimantė Žemgulytė Evelina Mikoleiko Felix Amelung Gediminas Goda Gintarė Vasiliauskaitė Hannah Yahraus Ieva Šalnaitė


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Name Jokūbas Danaitis Jurgita Tamolytė Kristina Krasauskaitė Liudas Grigaliūnas Silvija Vingytė Tomaš Jenkelevič Valdas Kniuipys

Phone 0037064104793 0037068488155 0037063906201 00393240894557 0037061595077 0037060800607 0037061296602 | Handbook 2018  

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