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INTRODUCTION 3. What is Transparency International? 4. What is Transparency International Lithuania? 5. Vocabulary





11. Useful Information 12. Programme 15. Participants 18. Speakers 30. Coordinators 32. 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 more than 800 future leaders from some 90 countries worldwide. This year we are happy to welcome you to the 8th 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!



I n t ro d u c t i o n

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. 3


I n t ro d u c t i o n

The Transparency International Lithuania is a non-governmental and non-for-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. 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. 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. 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






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 often are 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/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.



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: 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. 8

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.


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 13 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 four 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!






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 Monday ( July 10) is smart, for other days – casual;


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 - 23%

8% 28%


from 26 to 30 - 50%


from 21 to 25 - 25%

Male - 44% Female - 56% from 18 to 20 - 2%




5% 37%



NGO sector




Europe - 46% Asia - 28% Africa - 8% North America - 8% South America - 5% Central America - 4% Australia - 1%

57% yes

43% no

LANGUAGES SPOKEN (number of participants)

19% 16% 6%


French Spanish Russian German Italian


spoken (Apart from English)



40 40 25 23 15




5% Four 24% 23% Five 8% 37% Six or more 3%




One Two Three

Applied Sciences - 6% Business and Economics - 16% Engineering and Technology - 3% Social Science and Humanities - 38% Law - 18% Other - 19%

77% no













19 17 11 6 6


English Spanish Russian Serbian Portuguese




We seek to lead by example and offer top-notch quality. To do that, over the past seven years we have invited nearly one-hundred 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. Prof. Dr. Peter Eigen | Germany

Where to in 2017? The Never-ending Challenges of Anti-Corruption Trailblazing

Prof. Dr. Peter is a lawyer by training and founded Transparency International in 1993. Prior to that, he worked as a World Bank manager of programs in Africa and Latin America and was the Director of the Regional Mission for Eastern Africa of the World Bank from 1988 to 1991. Under the Ford Foundation sponsorship, he provided legal and technical assistance to the governments of Botswana and Namibia to strengthen the legal framework for mining investments. From 1993 to 2005 Peter was the Chair of TI and now serves as the Chair of the Advisory Council. In 2005, he chaired the International Advisory Group of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), served as the Chairman of the EITI from 2006 to February 2011 and is now EITI Special Representative.

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. Elena was elected to TI International Board of Directors for the first time in 2011 and served as a vice-Chair of the Board from 2014 to the spring of 2017. Until 2014, Elena also served as TI Russia Executive Director. Elena has held various positions at the OECD and the Institute for Economy in Transition and for a number of years served as a member of the Russian Governmental Commission on Open Government. In August 2014, she became head of the Laboratory for Anti-Corruption Policy, which she founded in 2008. Furthermore, since 2007, she is teaching anti-corruption at the State University Higher School of Economics in Moscow.



Rugilė Trumpytė | Lithuania

The Ultimate Recipe for Civil Society Transparency

Rugilė has been leading numerous TI Lithuania initiatives since 2011 on access to information, media accountability and ethics, transparency in private, public and NGO sectors. She is also responsible for the Breakfast of Journalists initiative, which started in 2009 and aims at disseminating best media practices among Lithuanian journalists. Rugilė has also worked extensively on match-fixing practices in sports. Rugilė has a Master's degree in Comparative Politics from the Institute of International Relations and Political Science at Vilnius University.

Roberto Martinez B. Kukutschka | Mexico & Germany

On Trends and Deviations: The Science of Measuring Corruption

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

Is Political Corruption Becoming More Difficult to Track?

Marcin is the Head of Democratization Department with OSCE/ODIHR and is a seasoned expert. Marcin has over 15 years of democracy assistance and governance experience working in more than 35 countries around the world implementing programs that ranged from anti-corruption and political finance, political party assistance and development, to gender equality. Prior to joining the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights, 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.

Matteo Civillini | Italy Matteo is a freelance journalist and member of Investigative Reporting Project Italy (IRPI).

Organized Crime and Corruption: The Story of the Rise of 'Ndrangheta

After obtaining an MA in Investigative Journalism from City University London, he joined the Italian bureau of VICE News. He specializes in stories about transnational organized crime, money-laundering and corruption. He has written for outlets including L'Espresso, Il Fatto Quotidiano, VICE News, Agence France-Presse, EUObserver, OCCRP and Correctiv.

Eduardo Bohórquez | Mexico

Power to the Public: Monitoring Public Finances and Services


Eduardo, as the director of Transparencia Mexicana has led the development of various initiatives and tools aimed at linking the power of data to citizens' actions to address corruption and impunity. Eduardo also played a key role in Mexico's first access to information law. Eduardo has successfully taken on the challenge of consolidating the work of the first organization that pioneered on the fight against corruption in the country. Eduardo is currently focusing on the use of technology –such as Blockchain– to tackle political corruption and corruption in public procurement. He holds a Masters degree in Development Studies from the University of Cambridge.




Julia Vogl | United States & United Kingdom

Social Sculpturing

Julia is an artist dedicated to making social sculpture, engaging with site, community on social / political / economic issues. 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, a school gate in Hong Kong. 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. Julia received a MFA at the Slade School of Art.

Jacopo Leone | Italy & United Kingdom

Money & Politics

Jacopo works as a Democratic Governance Officer at the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR). Jacopo has been working as 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. Currently as a Democratic Governance Officer at the ODIHR, he monitors political developments and provides assistance to OSCE participating States on democratic governance issues. His particular focus is on strengthening integrity in parliaments and political party systems, promoting inclusive political institutions and youth and women's political participation. 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.




Sven Biermann | Germany

Private Sector Compliance

Sven is Co-Founder and Managing Director of the not-for-profit HUMBOLDT-VIADRINA Governance Platform in Berlin, Germany. Throughout his career, Sven has focused on practical and sustainable solutions for good governance, corporate social responsibility, risk management and business integrity. From 2011-2014, Sven was the Director of Anti-Corruption Projects at the HUMBOLDT-VIADRINA School of Governance. Prior to this position, he spent 10 years with the global consulting company Accenture, focusing on the design and implementation of anti-corruption strategies, Enterprise Risk and Performance Management as well as Compliance Information and Monitoring systems for international companies. Sven is the author of various publications in the area of anti-corruption, financial compliance and internal control automation and a frequent speaker on anticorruption matters for the business sector. Sven also served as the global advisor to the United Nations Global Compact 10th Principle Working Group on Anti-corruption (2012/13).

Inga Springe | Latvia

Investigative Journalism


Inga is an award-winning investigative journalist, broadcaster and one of the founders of Re:Baltica. Inga started her career in 1998 in Latvian Television, and later moved on to work as investigative journalist in the leading Latvian daily Diena. Inga specialized in uncovering the cases of corruption, smuggling and links to the organised crime. In 2010 and 2011, she became a Fulbright/Humphrey scholar and spent a year in University of Maryland. After returning to Latvia from the United States as an intern in the Washington Post and The Center for Public Integrity, Inga established Re:Baltica and almost single-handedly introduced topic of the social inequality in the Latvian politics and public discourse. She won the Best Investigative Journalism award from the Latvian Journalism Association for this work. In 2014 Inga was named as one of the “outstanding challengers from Central and Eastern Europe� in the project NewEurope 100 supported by Google and Financial Times. Until 2015, she hosted weekly TV show 1to1 in Latvian Public Television.



Paulo Magina | Portugal

Government Spending

Paulo has over 10 years' experience in the public sector and is the Head of the Public Procurement Unit at the OECD Public Governance Directorate since March 2014. Most recently he was a board member and the CFO of the Portuguese Central Government Shared Services Agency, in charge of finance, accounting, HR, IT and public procurement for the public administration. Between 2010 and 2012, he was also the CEO of the National Public Procurement Agency, where he guided the setting up of the central purchasing body and the e-procurement implementation. He has also worked with the EBRD and UNCITRAL to advise policy and legal reforms, develop action plans and road maps for restructuring public procurement systems in the CIS region. Formerly, he was deputy member of the cabinet of the secretary of state for transports in Portugal and also held managerial positions as CFO and Investment Director in the transportation, banking and private equity sectors for more than 12 years.

Paulius Murauskas | Lithuania

Online Tools, Offline Advocacy

Paulius Murauskas works with the topics of whistleblowers' protection, ethical lobbying, advocates for greater use of open data and also is greatly involved in creating various open government tools that bring the government closes to the public. Before joining TI Lithuania in late 2014, Paulius served as a research assistant at the Grocius Institute for International legal studies in the Hague, and he spent a year in the public sector as a project manager. Being a lawyer by education, here at TI Lithuania Paulius is [still] transforming himself into a changemaker and finds it difficult to hear contravening remarks on open data and whistleblowers. Paulius has gained his bachelor degree at Mykolas Romeris University (Lithuania) and his Master of Public International law (LL.M.) at the University of Leiden (The Netherlands).




Iftekhar Zaman | Bangladesh

Towards Effective Anti-Corruption Agencies: What Can Civil Society Do?

Iftekhar is the Executive Director of Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB). Before joining TI Bangladesh in September 2004, he served as Executive Director of Bangladesh Freedom Foundation from 1999, Executive Director of Regional Centre for Strategic Studies, Colombo (1995-99) and Research Director of Bangladesh Institute of International and Strategic Studies (1982-95). Main areas of his current interest and expertise are governance, anti-corruption, people's engagement, social accountability, politics, development, regional security and cooperation, on which he has written and published widely in and outside Bangladesh. In recognition of his leadership in advocating against corruption and promoting transparency and good governance, Dr. Zaman was awarded the first Global Partnership Forum for Social Accountability (GPSA) Award in May 2015. The award acknowledged his role to catalyze institutional, legal and policy reforms and application of participatory social accountability engaging volunteers, particularly youth.

Zuzana Hlavkova | Slovakia

Why Lead by Example? – A Story of a Whistleblower


Zuzana is a whistleblower who reported dubious practices in public tenders at the Slovak Ministry of Foreign Affairs. She has since joined TI Slovakia in January 2017. At Transparency International Slovakia, Zuzana focuses on activities aimed at improving the resilience of civil service to corruption, building infrastructure that will make whistleblowing safer, and the cooperation with schools and universities. Prior to this, she worked at the Slovak Ministry of Foreign Affairs where she was in charge of cultural presentation during Slovakia's 2016 EU Council Presidency. Zuzana left the office after exposing potential irregularities in the Ministry's public procurement practices. She studied languages at Masaryk University in the Czech Republic and did her Master's degree in cultural studies with Erasmus Mundus Master's scholarship at the University of St Andrews in Scotland. She spent semesters at universities in Mexico, Spain and Cyprus.



Povilas Poderskis | Lithuania Povilas is one of the most prolific open data activists in the region and the driving force behind the initiative. Povilas is also the adviser to the Mayor of Vilnius city on IT and Open Data. Open Cities and Open Budgets: Expectations, Realities, Opportunities

Krzysztof Garski | Poland

Open Cities and Open Budgets: Expectations, Realities, Opportunities

Krzysztof is in charge of the open data programme at the Mayor’s Office in Gdansk and external stakeholders’ engagement into Gdansk’s openness policy. Krzysztof took part in the launch of portal and constantly researches the City Hall for new datasets to be published. Gdansk is one of the most innovative cities in Poland, developing projects like participatory budgeting and civic panels to decide on issues important to residents of the city. Participation and engaging citizens are crucial elements of the city’s openness policy. Before Krzysztof started working with the City Hall of Gdansk, he cooperated with the Polish Agency of Enterprise Development, contributing research and articles on social and technology innovation for the Agency’s publications and portals.

Ori Weisel | Israel

How to Predict the Future? Understanding the Reasons for Corrupt Behaviour

Ori is a senior lecturer in the Organizational Behavior group in the Coller School of Management at Tel Aviv University. Ori received his PhD Social Psychology and Rationality in 2011 from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and afterwards was a research fellow in the Max Planck Institute for Economics in Jena, Germany, and in the Centre for Decision Research and Experimental Economics at the University of Nottingham. His main interests are in human cooperation, with an emphasis on negative aspects of cooperation, namely corruption, intergroup conflict, and excessive intragroup sanctioning.




Ingrida PalaimaitÄ— | Lithuania

Futurethink Session

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 is the Transparency School lead and, while at TI Lithuania, coordinates various social experiments and youth engagement initiatives. Ingrida interned at the non-governmental organization in SĂŁo Paulo, Brazil, 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.

Sergejus Muravjovas | Lithuania

Futurethink Session

Sergejus focus of interest is anti-corruption initiatives that lead to sustainable and measured change. He has led TI Lithuania since 2008 and laid the founding stones of Transparency School in 2010. Sergejus is also a member of 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 Anti-corruption at the International School of Management in Vilnius. From 2009 to 2015, Sergejus served two terms on TI International Board of Directors.

Nick Donovan | United Kingdom Nick is a Campaign Director at Global Witness, specialising in conflict finance and corruption in natural resources. He was previously in the military, civil service, ran his own business and ran a programme building legal cases against suspected war criminals. Corruption in Extractive Industries




Amira El-Sayed | Egypt

Corruption in the Defence Sector

Amira is a Programme Manager at TI Defence and Security and leads the campaign for global standards for responsible defence and security governance. Previously, Amira ran the Africa Programme and before that was a member of the TI Secretariat in Berlin, Germany. Prior to joining TI, Amira worked at children's rights organisations in London and Cairo. She holds an MA in Globalisation and Development Studies from Maastricht University.

Nuria GonzĂĄlez | Argentina

Corruption in the Pharmaceutical Sector

Nuria is Compliance Head for the South America region in Takeda Pharmaceuticals, based in Argentina. Nuria is a alumni since 2015. Nuria's professional experience also encompasses the public, international, and private sectors, including UNIDROIT, the International Development Law Organization (IDLO), the Italian law firm Ughi e Nunziante, the Argentina's Ministry of Economy, Buenos Aires City Legislature, and the United Nations Office in Japan. Before joining Takeda, Nuria worked in the Ethics & Legal Compliance function in Latin American countries for The Coca-Cola Company, Avon Cosmetics and Novartis Pharmaceutical. Since 2011, Nuria combines her in-house roles with academia, serving as a professor of law at Torcuato Di Tella and San AndrĂŠs Universities, both in Buenos Aires. Nuria has been speaker in many international conferences organized by Chambers & Partners, Lex Mundi, the American Conference Institute (ACI), the American Bar Association (ABA), and Fleming Institute. Nuria graduated cum laude from Austral University School of Law in Buenos Aires. She also holds a Masters in International Law at University of Rome Tor Vergata and an LL.M from University of Illinois (U.S).

Sylvia Schenk | Germany

Corruption in Sports

A leading expert in the field, she 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.Sylvia is also a member of the INTERPOL Standing Committee on Ethical Matters and FIFA's Human Rights Advisory Board. 27



Thomas Coombes | Ireland

Words That Work: How to Capture Public Attention

Thomas is the Head of Brand at Amnesty International. Prior to this he worked as a speech writer and press officer at the European Commission and Transparency International. Thomas runs global projects to drive mass support for human rights, makes sure Amnesty International's seven million strong movement to “take injustice personally� and keep the world's biggest NGO brand relevant to the public. He has a decade of experience of global communications in the worlds of activism, government and business. Before this he spent four years fighting corruption with Transparency International as Speechwriter and Senior Communications Officer in its communications department in Berlin. Prior to that he worked as a speech writer and press officer at the European Commission, running pan-European communications campaigns for its Justice and Technology departments. After short stints in local journalism, he started his communications career in the Brussels office of global PR firm HK Strategies.

Maggie Murphy | United Kingdom

How to Build a Successful Advocacy Campaign

Maggie is a global advocacy manager at Transparency International. Prior to this Maggie was the Geneva Representative for Minority Rights Group International. At Transparency International Maggie is responsible for developing and implementing TI movement-wide anti-corruption advocacy strategies to establish new global standards in financial transparency, antimoney laundering, corporate social responsibility and due diligence. Maggie has previously worked as an international advocacy consultant, and has worked for Amnesty International and the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization. She holds a BA from Oxford University and a MSc from the London School of Economics.

Monica Wills Silva | Colombia

Using Behavioral Science in Public Policy


Monica works as an Advisor at the Behavioural Insights Team in London, UK. Her current work focuses on the application of behavioural insights to anticorruption in Latin America. Monica has also worked on the applicability of behavioural insights to a variety of policy areas such as crime prevention, tax compliance, maternal health and teacher attendance. She did this while collaborating with police forces in the UK, Latin American governments, the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank. Prior to joining the BI team, Monica worked for the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) in a project focusing on crime prevention in South Africa and for a conflict resolution and peace-building think tank in Colombia. Monica holds a MSc of Public Policy from the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin, and a BSc in Economics and Political Science from Los Andes University in Bogota, Colombia.



Silvija Vingytė Mykolas Romeris University, MA in Law

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

Aivaras Stabingis

Evelina Maskoliūnaitė

Vytautas Magnus University, MA in Nordic & Baltic Studies

Vilnius University, BA in Political Science

“Coffee, memes and dogs - my postmodern/daily inspirations.”

"I am realistic, but aiming high. Sociable, sharing great ideas and always looking for new challenges.

Agnė Strolytė Vilnius University, MA in Education

“I am in love with teaching Lithuanian language.” Viktar Vasileuski Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences, BA in International Relations

“Ever dreamed about becoming the Fyodor Dostoyevsky of 140 signs? Make sure to type the exact amount of words and you are halfway through.”

Jorūnė Linkevičiūtė Sciences Po Reims, BA in Political Science

“I am a vintage-clothing, Lithuanian literature, and feminist theory enthusiast with an inclination towards social activism.”

Viktorija Laurinavičiūtė Vilnius University, BA in Political Science

“I believe that every person can make a change, even if it's a little one. We can solve big problems by working step by step. Small things matter!”

Ieva Kimontaitė Vilnius University, BA in Political Science

“I am the person that always looks on the bright side. I believe that every smile can make our world a much better place.”

Raimonda Mackevičiūtė

Kornelija Viečaitė

Central European University, MA in Political Science

Vytautas Magnus University, BA in International Politics and Development

“I love collecting and sharing absolutely random fun facts and stories. Can't wait to hear your favorite ones!”

“I believe in the strength of human spirit and human will and that books and music can still save the world.”

Nerija Vietaitė DePaul University, BA in Political Science and Economics

“A curious mind that is always up for a meaningful conversation.”

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

Marija Lariščeva

“Eternal Traveler - since 2015 I have been in more than 100 cities in Europe.”

Vilnius University, BA in Journalism

“I believe that communication opens many doors and breaks stereotypes, so I always try to carry this key with me.” Rokas Keršys Sciences Po Reims, BA in Euro-American multidisciplinary program of Social Sciences

“I am thoroughly interested in the intricate drama and conflict between nourishments and fabric that manifest while eating in bed.”

Simona Pociūtė Sciences Po Paris, BA in Political Science

Aistė Vaitkevičiūtė Colby College, BA in Political Science and Global Studies

“An ideal day is a day filled with lindy hop, pistachio ice cream and exploration.”

“I keep pushing myself to try new things just to see how far I can go.”

Zahabya Mama Bryn Mawr College, BA in Political Science and Russian Studies

“I may be small, but I have a lot of energy and like to be involved in many activities: a- cappella, rugby, horseback riding, cooking & blogging.”



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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).

Taip/ Ne


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IMPORTANT ADDRESSES Student Guest House Didlaukio str. 86

Find your route on: or Download free app: m.ticket

School Venue Mykolas Romeris University - Ateities str. 20

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.

Transparency International Lithuania Didžioji st. 5 Tel.: 00370 5 212 69 51 Email: Emergency phone nr. 112 (ambulance and police)

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.


Agnė Strolytė Aistė Vaitkevičiūtė Aivaras Stabingis Evelina Maskoliūnaitė Tomaš Jenkelevič Ieva Kimontaitė Jorūnė Linkevičiutė Kornelija Viečaitė Marija Lariščeva

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Nerija Vietaitė Raimonda Mackevičiūtė Rokas Keršys Silvija Vingytė Simona Pociūtė Viktar Vasileuski Viktorija Laurinavičiūtė Zahabya Mama

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