Next week Andrew Pendleton and I will be joining our colleagues at Transparency International Lithuania for the Transparency Works event in Vilnius. We’re thrilled to be supporting and helping to organize the event, in the style of our TransparencyCamp conferences (which is also fast approaching!).
Karolis Granickas from TI Lithuania has a great post up on the Open Knowledge Foundation blog explaining some background for the event:
Having come across the recent UNDP study on the role of social media for enhancing public transparency and accountability in Eastern Europe (download here), one cannot help feeling optimistic about the potential to raise the level of civic empowerment and to fight corruption in the post-Soviet countries.
Looks like the Transparency Works event jointly organized by the Sunlight Foundation and Transparency International comes at the right time in the right place. The first ever in Lithuania transparency camp-like event will take place on 29 – 30 March in Vilnius.
Why Lithuania, the country which is considered to be among anti-corruption champions in the post-Soviet region but at the same time is only an average performer on the global scale (ranked 50th with the score of 4.8 at the Corruption Perception Index by Transparency International)?
Check out the whole blog post for more, complete with charts.