PDF CEE online takes place on 14 May 2020.

All times are listed in Central European Summer Time (CEST).
  • 12:00 - 12:10 PM


    Krzysztof Izdebski & Anna Kuliberda, ePaństwo Foundation, Poland
    Aleksandra Dulkiewicz, President of Gdańsk - City of freedom, Poland
    Olena Boytsun, Luminate
    Anna Sienicka, VP of TechSoup, Europe
    dr Jacek Kołtan, Deputy Director for Research, European Solidarity Center, Poland
  • 12:10 - 12:20 PM

    Introduction: Solidarity in the past and now

    Anna Kieturakis, 1980's democratic opposition activist, first interpreter for Lech Wałęsa, Poland
    Maciej Grzywaczewski, 1980's democratic opposition activist, co-author of Solidarity's 21 demands board, Poland
  • 12:20 - 12:50 PM

    Part 1 #DemocracyUpdate

    What's the state of democracy in the CEE region? We will try to find the answer with Elena Calistru (the chair and founder of Funky Citizens, a Romanian-based NGO building research-based, data-driven advocacy tools) and Marek Tejchman (Polish journalist specializing in economy and international affairs, Deputy Editor-in-Chief of “Dziennik Gazeta Prawna”). We will wrap up with a Q&A session.

    12:20 - 12:30 PM #DemocracyUpdate
    Elena Calistru, Funky Citizens, Romania

    12:30 - 12:40 PM #DemocracyUpdate - 1:1 Calistru and Tejchman
    Elena Calistru, Funky Citizens, Romania
    Marek Tejchman, Dziennik Gazeta Prawna, Poland

    12:40 - 12:50 PM #DemocracyUpdate - Q&A
    Anna Kuliberda, ePaństwo Foundation, Poland

  • 12:50 - 1:00 PM


  • 1:00 - 1:40 PM

    Part 2 #DemocracyUpdate - CEE region

    We will start with a report by ODIHR, monitoring how parliaments are/have been responding to the current crisis, ensuring representation and oversight. After that we would like to hear from several activists about the situation in their respective countries - Belarus, Bosnia, the Czech Republic, Georgia, Hungary, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia and Ukraine. Our goal is to find out how the pandemic influenced democracy and transparency, and if authoritarian or populist leaders are taking advantage of the situation.

    1:00 - 1:10 PM #DemocracyUpdate - CEE region (OSCE/ODHIR report)
    Jacopo Leone, OSCE/ODHIR

    1:10 - 1:20 PM #DemocracyUpdate - CEE region (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Ukraine)
    Darko Brkan, Zašto ne?, Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Vukosava Crnjanski, CRTA, Serbia
    Olga Aivazovska, OPORA, Ukraine

    1:20 - 1:30 PM #DemocracyUpdate - CEE region (Georgia, Czechia, Hungary)
    Sandor Léderer, K-Monitor, Hungary
    Salome Barker, Shame Movement, Georgia
    Lenka Kováčová, Open Society Foundation, Czechia

    1:30 - 1:40 PM #DemocracyUpdate - CEE region (Belarus, Slovakia, Russia)
    Franak Viačorka, Digital Communication Network, Belarus
    Tomáš Kriššák, Open Society Foundation, Slovakia
    Alexey Sidorenko, Teplitsa of Social Technologies, Russia

  • 1:40 - 1:50 PM


  • 1:50 - 2:20 PM

    Part 3 Solidarity: Democracy's Deep Breath

    Solidarity has many manifestations. This year, during the originally planned PDF edition, we were going to look at the 21 Demands created by the Solidarity movement in Gdańsk in 1980 through the lens of technologies, and re-examine the role of solidarity in the modern world. Civic tech = solidarity. We all can observe many meaningful and selfless initiatives taken by tech activists. During this session the following speakers will share their observations: Kelly Halseth – who has led and managed initiatives throughout the U.S., Canada and globally utilizing civic tech, human-centered design and collective impact approaches to tackle complex social issues – and Micah L. Sifry – founder and President of Civic Hall, curator of the annual Personal Democracy Forum. We will wrap up with a Q&A session.

    1:50 - 2:00 PM The Global Civic Tech Community’s Response to COVID-19
    Kelly Halseth, ePaństwo Foundation / Code for All

    2:00 - 2:10 PM Solidarity or Siloes? The Internet's Missing Link
    Micah L. Sifry, Co-Founder and President of Civic Hall, USA

    2:10 - 2:20 PM Solidarity: Democracy's Deep Breath - Q&A
    Anna Kuliberda, ePaństwo Foundation, Poland

  • 2:20 - 2:30 PM


  • 2:30 - 3:00 PM

    Part 4 Open data: the finally revealed power

    The current situation very painfully proves that the lack of transparency is harmful and dangerous, both in the short term and in the long term. Moreover: universal, easy and quick access to reliable information can - literally - save lives. During this session, we will discuss how transparency can save us from another pandemic or other future disasters. We will wrap up with a Q&A session.

    2:30 - 2:50 PM Open data: the finally revealed power 1:1 Rumbul - Izdebski
    Rebecca Rumbul, MySociety, UK
    Krzysztof Izdebski, ePaństwo Foundation, Poland

    2:50 - 3:00 PM Open data: the finally revealed power - Q&A
    Anna Kuliberda, ePaństwo Foundation, Poland

  • 3:00 - 3:10 PM


  • 3:10 - 3:40 PM

    Part 5 What about the labor market?

    Working conditions are more connected to democracy than many people think. It is difficult to actively participate in the democratic process without the feeling of social safety and security. The situation before the pandemic was already difficult for many employees. Currently - to put it mildly - it is at least challenging. But maybe it could be our chance for change? And, above all, what has to change? To answer this question, we invited Priscilla Ludosky, one of the leaders of the Yellow vests movement in France, and Piotr Ostrowski, the Vice President of the All-Poland Alliance of Trade Unions (OPZZ), the largest trade union confederation in Poland. We will wrap up with a Q&A session.

    3:10 - 3:20 PM What about the labor market?
    Priscillia Ludosky, Yellow Vests, France

    3:20 - 3:30 PM What about the labor market?
    Piotr Ostrowski, All-Poland Alliance of Trade Unions, Poland

    3:30 - 3:40 PM What about the labor market - Q&A
    Krzysztof Izdebski, ePaństwo Foundation, Poland

  • 3:40 - 3:50 PM


  • 3:50 - 4:00 PM

    Closing remarks

  • 4:00 - 4:30 PM


  • 4:30 - 6:00 PM

    Festival of Civic Tech for Democracy
    Right to the city. What’s next?

    (only in Polish and Polish Sign Language)
  • 7:00 PM