Handbook | TI School on Integrity 2016

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www.transparencyschool.org 2016





INTRODUCTION 3. What is Transparency International? 4. What is Transparency International Lithuanian Chapter? 5. Vocabulary




12. Programme 15. Participants 18. Speakers

29. Survival Card 32. Coordinators 34. Area Map





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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 some 700 future leaders from some 90 countries worldwide. This year we are happy to welcome you to the 7th Transparency International School on Integrity in Vilnius! Young future leaders gather to this state-of-the-art anti-corruption and accountability training willing to learn from leading anti-corruption and accountability professionals. 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!



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. 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.






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






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.

Media transparency

Transparency of public finance and procurement

Transparency of political parties and campaigns

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.

Development of Internet transparency tools


Civic integrity education and empowerment of citizens

Promotion of transparency principles and integrity to youth and their inclusion into anti-corruption initiatives

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'. 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'.












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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

PETTY CORRUPTION is everyday abuse of entrusted power by low- and mid-level public officials in their interactions with ordinary citizens, who often are trying to access basic goods or services in places like hospitals, schools, police departments and other agencies.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 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. 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. 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. 6

REVOLVING DOOR. An individual who moves back and forth between public office and private companies, exploiting his/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.





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.

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?

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 decisionmaking 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: www.transparencyschool.org.

Plenary sessions – during these 7 highly intensive days you will have around 13 plenary sessions. These sessions are attended by all TI School students in a single lecture room. Plenary discussion – leading professionals will share their opinions and insights in an open discussion format. Here your questions and remarks will be the driving force. The Plenary discussion will take place on Thursday. 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 and Sunday. 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? Social program

Great networking opportunities

TI School offers plenty of social activities, such as: · Trip to Trakai, · Sightseeing in Vilnius, · Sports festival and more.

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.







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).

Class attendance is mandatory and 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 the sessions is casual, Dress code for the Reception at the British Embassy in Vilnius is smart (with a hint of a national costume).

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


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.






AVERAGE AGE from 31 to 35 - 21%

7% 17%


from 26 to 30 - 40%


from 21 to 25 - 34%

Male - 38% Female - 62% from 18 to 20 - 5%





NGO sector



11% 10%


Africa - 10% Asia - 17% Central America - 1% Europe - 53% North America - 7% South America - 11% Australia - 1%


54% yes

46% no


31 23 18 14 8 6 4 4 4 2






30% yes 70% no






French Spanish German Russian Italian Turkish Arabic Chinese Polish Hindi

16% 6%

Applied Sciences - 6% Business and Economics - 16% Engineering and Technology - 1% Humanities and Art- 19% Law - 30% Other - 28%


(Apart from English)



Top 10 spoken



Top 10 native Spanish 13 German 12 English 11 Portuguese 5 Russian 5 Polish 4 Albanian 3 Belarusian 3 Hindi 2 Swahili 2





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

Cobus de Swardt | South Africa

Tackling Corruption Together: Every Person Counts

Elena A. Panfilova | Russia

Taking a Stand Against Corruption: Have You Got What it Takes?

Elena is an inspiring activist and established researcher in charge of the Laboratory for Anti-Corruption Policy. She has been an academic, consultant and activist, held positions in the OECD and the Institute for Economy in Transition, and became a member of the Russian Governmental Commission on Open Government. Elena is also Vice-chair of TI's International Board of Directors and Chair of TI Russia. Elena was elected to Transparency International's International Board of Directors for the first time in 2011. She is also the chair of the Center for Anti-corruption Research and Initiative Transparency International, TI's Russian chapter, which she founded in 1999. She served as its Executive Director until July 2014, when she became the Chapter's Chair. In August 2014, she became head of the Laboratory for Anti-Corruption Policy (which she founded in 2008), working to promote transparency and civil society. Since 2007, she has taught anti-corruption at the State University Higher School of Economics in Moscow.

Confessions of an Anti-Corruption Pioneer: Setting Roles and Expectations


Cobus is the Managing Director of TI, Chair of the International Civil Society Centre, member of the Board of the UN Global Compact and the International Integrated Reporting Council. He was appointed as a Managing Director in 2007. His experience spans the fields of globalisation, development policy, international relations and business management. Cobus has taught and worked at universities, multinational corporations, trade unions and research institutes in managerial and research related roles around the world. During the 1980s and early 1990s, he was active in the anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa including as Chair of the African National Congress in Cape Town. Cobus is also a member and former chair of the World Economic Forum (WEF) Global Agenda Council on Transparency & Anti-Corruption. In addition he serves on the Board of the WEF Partnering against Corruption Initiative (PACI). He was identified as one of the 500 most powerful individuals by the Foreign Policy Power Map in 2013 and named as one of the most influential people in security in 2014 by the Security magazine. Cobus holds a PhD in Sociology from La Trobe University, Melbourne, and an MPhil in Political and African Studies from the University of Cape Town.

Marcin Walecki | Poland

Frank Vogl | USA Frank is one of the founding fathers of the anti-corruption movement and is a co-founder of Transparency International. Frank has more than 40 years of experience in anti-corruption, governance and banking. He has worked as a journalist, a World Bank senior official, an anti-corruption civil society leader, and a top level adviser to financial institutions. Frank is President of Vogl Communications Inc., which has provided advice to leaders of international finance for more than two decades. He also served as Vice-Chairman of the Partnership for Transparency Fund and a member of the TI Board of Directors.


Political Parties and Political Corruption

Marcin is currently the Chief of the Democratic Governance and Gender Unit at the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights. He has over 15 years of democracy assistance and governance experience working in more than 35 countries around the world implementing programs ranging from anticorruption and political finance, political party assistance and development, to gender equality. Prior to joining the OSCE, he was the Executive Director of the Brussels based European Partnership for Democracy (EPD). He has written for numerous publications on democratization and democratic governance. A graduate of Oxford University, Dr. Walecki studied law and political science.





Boris Divjak | Croatia

Causes and Consequences of Petty Corruption

Boris is the director of U4 – Anti-Corruption Resource Centre in Norway. He previously worked with the World Bank and served two terms as a member of the Transparency International Board of Directors. Until 2008, he consulted the World Bank, the European Commission, USAID and other bilateral and multilateral donors, contributing to their development programs throughout the Balkans. His area of specialisation is business enabling environment, evaluating impact of business regulation, clarifying cost of enforcement and proposing regulatory simplification including administering implementation. As an anti-corruption activist Boris founded the Bosnia and Herzegovina branch of Transparency International in 2000. He is an Individual Member of Transparency International since 2012.


How to Evaluate Corruption Risks in the Private Sector?

Jermyn was a founding Board Member of the World Economic Forum's Partnering Against Corruption Initiative, and since 2009 chairs the 10th Principle Working Group of the United Nations Global Compact. Jermyn joined Price Waterhouse London in 1962, and worked for the company in senior roles around the globe until 2000. He is also a member of the Wolfsberg Group, which developed the Wolfsberg Anti-Money Laundering Principles, and serves as Independent Chair of the Global Network Initiative. Jermyn chaired the Steering Committee of the Business Principles for Countering Bribery. He served on Transparency International Board from 2003-2006 and was elected again in 2011.

Nicolas Kayser-Bril | Germany Nicholas Charron | USA

Regional and Urban Governance

Nicholas is a Senior Lecturer and Associate Professor at the Department of Political Science and a Research Fellow at the Quality of Government Institute, University of Gothenburg. His research is concerned with comparative politics on political institutions, studies of corruption and quality of government and how these factors impact economic development with a focus on Europe and the US. His most recent work is on the effects and causes of bureaucratic institutions, electoral and democratic institutions, decentralization and causes and consequences of regional inequalities within countries in a comparative perspective.

How to Turn Open Data into Superpower?

Mark Pyman | United Kingdom

ˇ | Czech Republic David Ondrácka

How to Track Government Spending?


David is the head of Transparency International in the Czech Republic. He has deep expertise in good governance, government contracting and party finance. David graduated in political economics at the Central European University in Budapest, after a previous study of international relations at Palacky University in Olomouc, political science at Charles University in Prague and political philosophy at NYU in New York. In 2013 he received the Fulbright Scholarship at Columbia University. David regularly advises governments and companies in the region on good governance reforms and policies.

Nicolas is the co-founder and CEO of Journalism++, a company that helps organizations work with data. Journalism++ coordinates European, datadriven investigations such as the award-winning The Migrants’ Files, a database on the human and financial cost of Fortress Europe. Until 2011, Nicolas was head of datajournalism at news startup OWNI.fr. He teaches journalism at the University of Neuchâtel.

Understanding and Measuring Corruption Risks in Defence

Mark is the founder of the Transparency International Defence & Security program and is a leading independent advisor to the UK Government on the management of major projects and contracts. As the head of the TI Defence & Security program Mark, together with a team of anticorruption experts and former senior military officers, facilitated anti-corruption discussions with the Ministries of Defence (MODs) and military leadership, helped develop anti-corruption plans and training courses, and worked with defence companies worldwide to strengthen anti-bribery measures. Mark was previously CFO of major Shell companies in West Africa and China, and of Shell's global IT operations. He holds a PhD from the University of Western Australia, an MSc degree from the University of Bath, England, and a first class honours BSc from Birmingham University, England. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Associated of Certified Accountants. 21




Roman Shleynov | Russia

Investigative Journalism as Corruption Antidote

Roman has been an investigative observer of the Vedomosti business daily (a project of the Wall Street Journal and Financial Times) since October 2010. Prior to working at Vedomosti, Roman worked as a reporter and editorial board member at Novaya Gazetta. Roman is a regional editor for the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) since the beginning of 2016. He has also worked with the Center for Public Integrity’s international consortium of Investigative Journalists on various transnational projects since 2008. Roman is a recipient of multiple rewards, including 2009 the Freedom of Expression Foundation and ZEIT Foundation Free Press of Russia prize, 2009 Transparency International Integrity Award, the Russian Union of Journalists awards in 2000 and 2003 and the Moscow Prize for Journalism in 2002.


Krzysztof Garski | Poland

Open Cities of the 21st Century: Case Study of Gdansk

Krzysztof is responsible for running the open data programme in the Mayor's Office in Gdansk and engaging external stakeholders into the openness policy. He took part in the launch of www.otwartygdansk.pl portal and is researching the city hall for new datasets to be published. Before starting to work with the city hall of Gdansk, Krzysztof cooperated with the Polish Agency of Enterprise Development, contributing research and articles on social and technology innovation for the Agency's publications and portals.

Andrea Franzoso | Italy Sylvia Schenk | Germany Sylvia is the Chair of the Working Group on Sport at Transparency International Germany. A former athlete and a lawyer by training, she previously served as the President of the German Cycling Federation. Sylvia also was as Chairwoman and a member of the Board of TI Germany. How Corruption Destroys the Sport?

Leading by Example: A Story of a Whistleblower

Coralie Pring | United Kingdom

Stan Cutzach | France

Good Governance and AntiCorruption: Why Board Matters?


Stan is the Governance Manager at Transparency International where he has been working for over 10 years. Stan deals with the internal governance of TI as a global structure. Prior to this, he focused on national chapters in Africa and Asia-Pacific and on the organisation of the IACC. Before TI, he volunteered for the improvement of prisoners' living conditions at the Lyon-based NGO Observatoire International des Prisons. Stan graduated in Economics, Law and Foreign Languages.

Andrea holds a Msc in Law and a MBA from SDA Bocconi. He also attended the Military Academy and served for ten years as police officer, in the "Arma dei Carabinieri" (reached the rank of Captain). Later Andrea joined the internal audit unit of FNM Group (active in Transport and Mobility) and also worked as a CSR and HR manager at the same company.

Measuring Corruption: Going Beyond the Numbers

Coralie is a Research Coordinator in the Advocacy and Research Department at Transparency International. She has worked as a professional political and social researcher since 2010. This includes one year working in East Africa on Governance and Security projects and travels to Papua New Guinea to train local researchers. She holds a Master of Research in Politics from Birkbeck, the University of London and a Bachelor of Arts in Politics and Philosophy from the University of Sheffield.



Words That Work: How to Capture Public Attention



Thomas Coombes | Ireland

Peter Varga | Hungary

Thomas is a campaigns press officer at Amnesty International. Prior to this he worked as a speech writer at the European Commission and Transparency International. Thomas is also a corporate communications consultant and media trainer. Prior to AI he worked in the TI press department and also managed the TI blog. At the European Commission he wrote speeches and press releases as a senior communications officer and speechwriter for the Commissioner for Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship.

Currently Peter is the Regional Civil Society Coordinator for Europe at the Open Government partnership. Previously, Peter worked with Transparency International, assisting 13 chapters across the Nordic, Baltic and Central European regions, as well as working on the movement’s global internal communications. Earlier Peter developed social enterprises and consulted on non-profit sustainability in emerging markets across Central Europe and Latin America, including piloting the world’s first LGBT venture philanthropy fund, Galeforce Capital. Peter was Fulbright Visiting Practitioner at Stanford University in 2011-2012 and holds an MA in International Relations and European Studies from Central European University, as well as a BA in Political Science from Yale University.

From Ideas to Actions

Maggie Murphy | United Kingdom

How to Build a Succesful Advocacy Campaign

How to Use Science in Public Policy



Maggie is a Global Outreach and Advocacy Coordinator at TI. Prior to this Maggie was the Geneva Representative for Minority Rights Group International. At Transparency International Maggie focuses on external stakeholder engagement and driving forward the movement's anticorruption advocacy goals with international mechanisms. Maggie has previously worked as an international advocacy consultant, and has worked for Amnesty International and the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organisation. She holds a BA from Oxford University and a MSc from the London School of Economics.

Sergejus Muravjovas | Lithuania

From Ideas to Actions

Sergejus has been leading TI Lithuania since 2008 and is involved in such initiatives as the Duke of Edinburgh's International Award Lithuania, the Clear Wave initiative for business transparency and others. Sergejus is also a member of the advisory board of the Žinių radijas, supervisory boards of two healthcare establishments in Vilnius and the Honorary Court of the Association of Public Relations Agencies in Lithuania. He teaches Corporate Governance and Anticorruption at the International School of Management in Vilnius. Sergejus served two terms on TI's International Board of Directors from 2009 to 2015.

Simon Day | United Kingdom

Ingrida Palaimaitė | Lithuania

Simon serves as a senior advisor at the Behavioural Insights Team and before worked at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. As a British diplomat he gained extensive experience in Africa (West Africa, Ethiopia and Djibouti), the Middle East (at the UN Security Council in New York), and the EU. He has worked on a cross range of issues, including: conflict resolution; sanctions; EU reform; public diplomacy; development work and peacekeeping. Simon holds a Master of Arts in History from the University of Oxford. He speaks fluent French.

Ingrida joined the TI Lithuania team in 2013 as a volunteer, and since 2014 as a project coordinator. She is in charge of coordinating TI Lithuania youth engagement initiatives (such as Transparency International School on Integrity, the Integrity Network of Schools) and social experiments (aimed at changing the behaviour of various groups involved, such as school students, doctors, patients etc.). Ingrida interned at a Brazilian NGO in San Paulo and also has project management experience in the private sector in Lithuania. She holds a BA in Political Science from Vilnius University.

From Ideas to Actions






Julia Vogl | USA Julia Vogl is dedicated to making social sculpture, engaging with site, community on social / political / economic issues. Julia received her MFA at the Slade School of Art. Data visualizations have been a successful way for her work to be accessible and inclusive. Public commissions include work in a NYC park, a London school fence, Berlin former women’s prison, Krakow arts festival, Bristol cemetery and a school gate in Hong Kong. Her works have engaged thousands of individuals. In 2012 she won the Aesthetica Art Prize, Catlin Art Prize, and was recognized in 2012 and 2016 by American for the Arts Public Art in Review Selection. She has received several Arts Council England grants and given a TEDx talk. When not making engaging art you can find directing art workshops for the London Brain Project. More at www.juliavogl.com

Povilas Poderskis | Lithuania Povilas is one of the most prolific open data activists in the region and the driving force behind the freedata.lt initiative. Povilas is also the adviser to the Mayor of Vilnius city on IT and Open Data. Besides all things public, he works as an IT manager at DATA DOG company.

Rugilė Trumpytė | Lithuania Marie Terracol | France Marie Terracol is from France. She coordinates Transparency International’s Whistleblowing programme in Europe and Central Asia. She joined the International Conventions unit at Transparency International in 2011. Prior to this, she was an intern with the Permanent Mission of France to the UN in Vienna and with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). She studied International and European Law at the University of Aix en Provence and University College London.

Rugilė has been leading numerous anti-corruption projects on access to information, media accountability and ethics, transparency in private, public, as well as in NGO sectors while at TI Lithuania. Having been in TI Lithuania since 2011, she is also responsible for the Breakfast of Journalists, an initiative started in 2009 that aims to pass on the best practices of foreign media to Lithuanian journalists. She also manages the project relating to match-fixing agreements in sports. Rugilė has a Master's degree in Comparative Politics from the Institute of International Relations and Political Science at Vilnius University.

Paulius Martinkus | Lithuania Paulius leads the Baltic Institute of Corporate Governance, which is promoting the best corporate governance practices in private and public sectors in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. Before joining the institute Paulius headed the Governance Coordination Centre for state owned enterprises in Lithuania. Paulius was a public consultant to the minister of economy and he was representing Lithuania in OECD working party on state ownership and privatization practices. Previously Paulius worked in private equity fund in Estonia and held a CFO position in a group of companies in Lithuania. Throughout his career Paulius acted as a secretary to the council in a number of companies in Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Finland; later he served on several numerous boards as a non-executive board member and chairman. Paulius is also public consultant to the mayor of Vilnius and works as independent board member in state enterprise Šiauliu˛ regiono keliai. 26

Rūta Mrazauskaitė | Lithuania Rūta joined TI Lithuania in 2010 and has worked extensively with public procurement, lobbying and whistleblowing. Rūta also works with legal analysis, access to information and private sector initiatives. She has a Master's degree in law from Vilnius University (Lithuania). Rūta sits on the Editorial Board of the www.teismai.lt, a monthly on courts and judiciary and coaches international criminal law at the Model International Criminal Court School.



IMPORTANT ADDRESSES Student Guest House Didlaukio str. 57 / Didlaukio str. 86 School Venue Mykolas Romeris University - Ateities str. 20 Transparency International Lithuania Didžioji st. 5 Tel.: 00370 5 212 69 51 Email: info@transparency.lt Emergency phone nr. 112 (ambulance and police)

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION Find your route on: www.stops.lt/vilnius or www.vilniustransport.lt/en Download free app: Busai Vilnius 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.


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General info

Martyna Zelevaitė | Lithuania BA in Political Science | Vilnius University I can balance between appreciation for detail with love for bigger picture. I'm independent, assertive but warm hearted and sociable.

Deimantė Zabitytė | Lithuania BA in Political Science | Vilnius University I'm obssessed with doggies and international relations of the Middle East.

Paulius Obelenis | Lithuania BA in Political Science | Vilnius University Curiosity and pursuit of knowledge is what keeps me going.

Greta Radiul | Lithuania BA in Political Science | Vilnius University I strongly believe that a meaningful discussion is the best way to know each other. I'm not an exception. Feel free to start a conversation with me.

Evelina Meškinytė | Lithuania Msc in Sociology | University of Tampere, Johannes Kepler University and Mykolas Romeris University ( joint degree) I'm a polymath thus resourceful, tech savvy, diligent and constantly two steps ahead of what needs to be done.

Marius Rutkauskas | Lithuania BA in Political Science | Vilnius University I enjoy competitive team sports and spending a lot of time on the computer for no reason. I love helping people when I have the tools to do so.

Miglė Šerėjūtė | Lithuania BA in Political Science | Vytautas Magnus University I love traveling and everyday is a new journey, so I enjoy my life full of new adventures. Denis Ivanov | Moldova MA in Interdisciplinary Studies on Eastern Europe | University of Bologna Originally from Moldova, I have lived here for 7 years. Besides Lithuania, I love classic literature, gangster rap and movies by Coen brothers.

Augustė Užpelkytė | Lithuania BA in Political Science | Vilnius University I love travelling. Mostly because of challenges and experiences I get.

Julija Prižginaitė | Lithuania MA in International Law | Mykolas Romeris University Put your positive pants on!

Viktorija Laurinavičiūtė | Lithuania BA in Political science | Vilnius University I am trying to enjoy and to take every opportunity in my life, to meet new people and to share new ideas. Life begins at the end of your comfort zone!

Kornelija Viečaitė | Lithuania BA in International Politics and Development | Vytautas Magnus University I believe in the strength of human spirit and human will and that books and music can still save the world.

Shoko Tanaka | Japan MA in Eastern European studies | University of Bologna I enjoy having a cup of coffee and cakes with my friends.

Šarūnas Steckis | Lithuania BA in Political Science | Vilnius University A bit of a scatterbrain. I like to spend long hours on my bicycle and daydream about high fantasy.

Wenzel Roth | Switzerland MA in International Affairs and Governance | University of St. Gallen It has always been my dream to live in New York City one day.

Silvija Vingytė | Lithuania MA in law | Mykolas Romeris University I am the curious one. The one who asks when, what, where and how.

Milda Gotautaitė Vaišvilaitė | Lithuania MA in Mediterranean and Middle Eastern Studies, Sciences Po Grenoble Mild...Not too much. Always searching for new adventures and challenges.



General info

General info

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

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

B - Student Guest House (Didlaukio str. 57)

2 - Gas station (Ateities str. 17)

C - Student Guest House (Didlaukio str. 86)

3 - Shop „IKI“ (Didlaukio str. 80A)


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