Digital Transformation Forum / Governance x Watchdogs

The Digital Governance. Digital Watchdogs. Digital Transformation Forum (Bucharest, May 3-4, 2018) will focus on ways digital information technologies are contributing to better governance but also to the work of media and civil society watchdogs, making sure that policies and their implementation serve the people. 

Government representatives, journalists, civil society experts, and communication professionals will interact with peers attending from over 30 countries for 2 days of sessions, focusing on more efficient and honest governments, effective media and civic activism. 

Participants will explore issues such as digital outreach strategies, tools for government transparency and accountability, truth seeking instruments, e-government programs, open data, strategic plans for social media, Internet governance, anti-corruption practices, and mobile and participatory journalism, among others. 

Speakers from the U.S. come from prestigious organizations such as CNN, Mother Jones, Poynter Institute, Politifact, and PeaceTech Exchanges. Regional experts include DigitalFreedomLab from Belarus, the Estonian Information System Authority, the Italian Institute for Social Assistance, Kloop social media in Kyrgyzstan, TechSoup from Poland, the Serbian Justice Department, Transparency International Slovakia, Mykolayiv Center for Investigative Reporting in Ukraine, South and Eastern European Dialogue on Internet Governance and many others. 

Location: Romanian-American University, Aola Hall

Dates: May 3-4, 2018

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The forum is funded by the U.S. Department of State Office of Citizen Exchanges and organized by the Digital Communication Network (DCN), the Romanian-American University and World Learning with support from the U.S. Embassy in Bucharest.