Digital Anti-Corruption Conference on December 7


We invite you to attend the first Digital Anti-Corruption Conference!

  • Is the future of anti-corruption digital?
  • Can digital tools solve any corruption problem?
  • What are the problems we are still looking for solutions and what might they look like?

We are trying to find answers to these questions by bringing together representatives of the public and private sectors, civil society, investors and other donors from the European Union and the Eastern Partnership. The conference is organized by TI Estonia and Anti-Corruption Headquarters NGO (Kyiv, Ukraine) and it is funded by the Black Sea Trust for Regional Cooperation and the European Union.

When? 7 December 2021, 9.45 AM - 5.30 PM (GMT +2)
Where? Virtually in Zoom, live on Facebook

The conference will be held in English with simultaneous interpretation into Ukrainian.


9.30-09.45 Opening of the conference space

A technical start of the event for the event organisers, interpreters, etc. The participants who are trying the Zoom platform for the first time or would like to have more time for the start are welcome to connect and stay. This part will not be recorded.

09.45-10.00 Early-bird Start

The opening remarks about the event, its goals and overall approach. All participants are welcome.

10.00-10.15 Conference Opening Address

  • Mykhailo Fedorov, Minister of Digital Transformation of Ukraine
  • Ats Kübarsepp, Head of the Corruption Crime Bureau, Central Criminal Police

10.15-11.15 Are digital solutions helping us to win the AC fight?

  • Mihaly Fazekas, Government Transparency Institute, Budapest
  • Anton Poretskov, RBC Group Ukraine
  • Oleksii Sobolev, SOE Prozorro.Sales

Moderator: Jaanika Merilo

Key panel discussion to understand how digital solutions have contributed to anti-corruption efforts in different legal and cultural contexts from the perspectives of public sector, private sector, NGOs and academia. How have anti-corruption efforts and interventions changed in an increasingly digital world? Are digital tools the future of anti-corruption? What are the benefits and challenges of using digital interventions? Who is (are) the main actor / should be the driver and why? What are the other roles?

11.30-12.30 One size fits all?

  • Hannes Astok, e-Governance Academy
  • Marina Mkhitarian, OGP Secretariat
  • Anna Babinets, Organised Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCPR)

Moderator: Inna Nelles, Cofounder and Expert, Public Interest Journalism Laboratory, Kyiv

The panel discussion about international trends and approaches to digital technologies and anti-corruption. In this session, we will dive into understanding what makes a solution work in one setting and not in another. As practitioners, how do we recognise the right intervention to solve a specific corruption or transparency issue? How do we measure success?

13.00–14.30 Digital for Anticorruption

Showcasing existing innovative solutions to tackle corruption. This block is planned as a set of parallel presentations. The call for expressions of interest is available at: (by November 24)

  • Which problem does your solution solve?
  • Which added value did this solution have for the government/society?
  • Which challenges does it face?
  • How could it be scaled up?

15.00-16.00 Give Me a Leverage Long Enough

Identifying issues of top importance which need technical solutions. A fishbowl format discussion with a pre-selected panel and an “empty chair” for the audience.

  • Preventing conflicts of interest from becoming corruption (Yuliia Grechka, Anti-Corruption Headquarters)
  • Low engagement of youth in anti-corruption (Carina Paju, TI Estonia)
  • Misuse of public funds in sales of public property (Prozorro.Sales)
  • Undue influence on policymaking via political financing (Vita Dumanska, Chesno)
  • Low accessibility and usability of public information (specifically: financial and ownership information) (Mykhailo Koltsov, YOUcontrol)
  • Open microphone

16.05-16.35 Express-Ideathon: Looking for New Partnerships to Tackle Corruption

Planning for digital solutions for the identified problems. Parallel discussions about the top-5 selected problems from the previous section.

16.45-17.30 Final discussion and event closure

Presentation of ideas of digital solutions for selected problems (summary from the previous part of the event). Feedback from the IT business and other potential investors.

More information on the DACC website:

Register for the conference here.