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CREES/Ford U.S.-Russia Future Leaders Professional Development Workshop. Supporting Government Transparency in Ukraine: The Role of NGOs and EU Policymakers

Tinatin Tsertsvadze, policy analyst, Open Society European Policy Institute
Monday, January 25, 2021
11:30 AM-12:45 PM
Off Campus Location
NOTE (1/18/21): This event is now full. However, if you would like to be added to the workshop's waitlist, please fill out this Google form:

The second CREES/Ford U.S.-Russia Future Leaders Professional Development Workshop will be led by Tinatin Tsertsvadze, policy analyst at the Open Society European Policy Institute. Participants must be current U-M students and will be admitted, space pending, beginning January 11.

In October 2020, Ukraine’s Constitutional Court ruled that the country’s National Agency on Prevention of Corruption (NAPC) could no longer publish the electronic asset declarations of government officials. The court also struck down the imposing of criminal liability on government officials who provide false information on these asset declarations. The court’s decision represents a significant setback for government transparency advocates. The ruling may also negatively impact Ukraine - EU relations.

This workshop will have students analyze the role that international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) can play in raising awareness of, and advocating for, increased government transparency in Ukraine. During the workshop, students will consider the practical steps NGOs can take to obtain buy-in from both Ukraine-based civic organizations and EU policymakers to advance anti-corruption efforts.

Tinatin Tsertsvadze, a policy analyst at the Open Society European Policy Institute, will lead this workshop. She is an expert on human rights and rule of law policy in the European Union, Eastern Europe and Eurasia. Before joining the Open Society European Policy Institute, she worked at the Human Rights and Democracy Network and the Foundation for International Relations and Foreign Dialogue.

Participating students must agree to complete select readings and a brief writing assignment prior to the workshop session. More details will be provided upon registration.

If there is anything we can do to make this event accessible to you, please contact us at Please be aware that advance notice is necessary as some accommodations may require more time for the university to arrange.
Building: Off Campus Location
Location: Virtual
Event Type: Workshop / Seminar
Tags: European, International, Law, Politics, Public Policy
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies, International Institute, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, Weiser Center for Europe and Eurasia, International Policy Center