Integrity

HACKATHON

Semi-final online: September 29-30th, 2022

Final in Vilnius: November 11th, 2022

Integrity

HACKATHON

Semi-final online: September 29-30th, 2022

Final in Vilnius: November 11th, 2022

VIRTUAL EVENT LIVE FROM VILNIUS *

VIRTUAL EVENT LIVE FROM VILNIUS *

VIRTUAL EVENT LIVE FROM VILNIUS *

Innovation for a more transparent tomorrow

Integrity Hackathon is a challenge for transparency experts and enthusiasts. In September and November it will bring together the international public, private, academic sectors and the IT industry under a virtual and physical roof.

The aim of this hackathon is to come up with innovative solutions for a more transparent Europe, which could potentially be implemented or developed in other countries as well.

Innovation for a more transparent tomorrow

Integrity Hackathon is a challenge for transparency experts and enthusiasts. In September and November it will bring together the international public, private, academic sectors and the IT industry under a virtual and physical roof.

The aim of this hackathon is to come up with innovative solutions for a more transparent Europe, which could potentially be implemented or developed in other countries as well.

About

About

Participants:

Transparency experts, IT representatives, entrepreneurs and product designers, public governing and social sciences researchers, lawyers, students and everyone interested in transparency across Europe.

Location:

A hybrid event directly from Vilnius, where virtual and physical space will connect participants in digital channels.

Dates:

Semi-final online: September 29-30th, 2022

Final in Vilnius: November 11th, 2022

 

Participants:

Researchers, lawyers, students carrying out scientific activities in the IT industry, science, public management, social fields, as well as innovative companies in Lithuania and Europe, public sector experts and everyone who cares about a transparent Europe.

Location:

A hybrid event directly from Vilnius, where virtual and physical space will connect participants in digital channels.

Dates:

Semi-final online: September 29-30th, 2022

Final in Vilnius: November 11th, 2022

Semi-final winners

Congratulations to the three Integrity Hackathon teams, who are mooving on to the Final in Vilnius on 11th November, 2022!

Here they are:

FAIRCHECK (LT), (challenge: Transparent EU-funded investments)
NABU’s Team – National Anti-corruption Bureau of Ukraine (UA) (challenge: society awareness)
Vilniaus vystymo kompanija (LT) (Employee resilience barometer)

During the Final, Jury team is going to evaluate the progress of developing and applying teams’ ideas and their comercialization.

Finally, we would like to extend our most heartfelt gratitude to all the participants of the event. Thank you for your teamwork and efforts in building innovative approaches towards transparency.

Semi-final winners

Congratulations to the three Integrity Hackathon teams, who are mooving on to the Final in Vilnius on 11th November, 2022!

Here they are:

FAIRCHECK (LT), (challenge: Transparent EU-funded investments)
NABU’s Team – National Anti-corruption Bureau of Ukraine (UA) (challenge: society awareness)
Vilniaus vystymo kompanija (LT) (Employee resilience barometer)

During the Final, Jury team is going to evaluate the progress of developing and applying teams’ ideas and their comercialization.

Finally, we would like to extend our most heartfelt gratitude to all the participants of the event. Thank you for your teamwork and efforts in building innovative approaches towards transparency.

Hackathon objectives:

Hackathon objectives:

Bring together
professionals from a
variety of fields to develop transparency tools and solutions in different areas.

Integrate modern technology tools for improving the transparency environment (AI, Big data).

Promote anti-corruption awareness in different society groups, thus forming a greater resistance to various forms of corruption.

Expand international cooperation in creating a more transparent Europe and share good practices.

Contribute to the development and nurturing of anti-corruption culture.

Bring together
professionals from a
variety of fields to develop transparency tools and solutions in different areas.

Integrate modern technology tools for improving the transparency environment (AI, Big data).

Promote anti-corruption awareness in different society groups, thus forming a greater resistance to various forms of corruption.

Expand international cooperation in creating a more transparent Europe and share good practices.

Contribute to the development and nurturing of anti-corruption culture.

Propaguoti
antikorupcinio
sąmoningumo ugdymą
skirtingose visuomenės
grupėse, formuoti
didesnį atsparumą
skirtingoms korupcijos
formoms.

Sutelkti skirtingų sričių
profesionalus skaidrumo
įrankių, sprendimų
kūrimui skirtingose
srityse;

Integruoti šiuolaikinių technologijų priemones skaidrumo aplinkos gerinimui (AI, BIg data).

Plėsti tarptautinį
bendradarbiavimą
skaidrumo srityje
Europojebei dalintis
gerąja praktika;

Prisidėti prie
antikorupcinės kultūros
plėtojimo, puoselėjimo.

Hackathon

Challenges

Hackathon

Challenges

The EU has already adopted several sanctions packages since Russia started the war in Ukraine. More sanctions are added regularly. Individual civil servants of the Russian Federation and their relatives, Russian oligarchs, companies and various trade operations are targeted. Frozen assets of oligarchs in foreign countries include businesses, luxury real estate, yachts, airplanes and works of art.  Are there any legal possibilities to confiscate this property and thus compensate for the damage caused by Russian aggression? Would this be an effective deterrent to other potential aggressors in future. For the EU countries, the frozen assets that belong to Russian owners cause more and more problems as time goes by, as decisions are yet to be made on how to further administer these assets.

→  Challenge is to find a transparent and open way to administer frozen assets of Russian oligarchs and avoid possible legal traps which may lead to paying retribution on lost property. How to solve the accounting issues of frozen assets? How to monitor, identify and systematize data on the evasion of EU sanctions?

21st century open data, which is considered a transparency standard, can be used to link one’s assets declared in official asset declarations and corporate financial reports with the lifestyle displayed on social networks. The availability of open data can encourage the society itself to engage in more anti-corruption activities, if the luxurious life seen on social networks is in no way compatible with the declaration of rather modest personal assets in state systems. However, we have not yet used the possibilities provided by open data to create an anti-corruption state environment.

→  What kind of tools and information systems would allow linking data in different categories? What kind of possibilities open up to the society, the state and NGOs that would be helpful in identifying illegally acquired assets, possible corruption risks and contribute to the elimination of potential threats?

Innovation, technology, digitization: these concepts are mentioned every day in the European Commission corridors and in the last decade there has been significant investment in this area. The aim is to help the EU community navigate the paths of digitization and innovation, but due to the lack of competent experts in the fields of IT, artificial intelligence, and robotics, a haphazard and unclear evaluation process and hard-to-measure practical benefits, various challenges keep coming up creating conditions for unreasonable proposals and waste of funds.

→  How to control and make effective support for the field of digitization and innovation, when abstract things such as artificial intelligence are developed? How to solve practical problems when there is a lack of highly competent persons? To solve this challenge, digitization tools or methods are needed: matrices that create a more transparent and clearer investment absorption mechanism.

Public awareness is an extremely important element in the fight against corruption as it affects the decision of every citizen to contribute to the creation of an corruption-resistant environment, based on trust and honesty, decisively intolerant to the abuse of entrusted power for personal gain. Equally  important is the cooperation and consistent communication of  the public and private sectors and society. Only by acting together, in a synergistic way, will we promote resistance to corruption.

→  What means of public education could be used to help develop society’s anti-corruption awareness and promote involvement and a more active communication about the benefits of transparency? How to strengthen society’s resistance to corruption and create a clear, simple and trust-inspiring system of message channels?

We’ve been hearing from the media about the material or financial support to Ukraine or assistance to its people in various forms since the beginning of the war, however, there has always been the shadow of abuse looming in the horizon. Charitable organizations, private and legal persons organizing support concerts and events, and others seeking to provide assistance to those who need it most, are always faced with the challenges of accounting, administration and reporting the means of support to the public and patrons. It is important to provide detailed information regarding what was purchased with the collected funds and how and where the support was distributed. Various surprisingly innovative initiatives inspire and encourage people to look for solutions on how to engage the public even more in fundraising campaigns, decide who to allocate the collected funds to, and how to distribute the support.

→  The support transparency challenge is to create a tool, process or a mechanism that would help not only to monitor the use of collected funds, but also bring more transparency and publicity, as well as facilitate reporting processes for organizations. It is also important to take into account the question of how to engage the public in the search for solutions regarding fair  collection and distribution of aid.

During a job interview, the candidate’s competencies, language skills, personal qualities, logical reasoning and other capabilities are tested, but little attention is paid to verifying one’s transparency. Modern technologies and huge amounts of data managed by every organization could provide an opportunity to assess an employee or a potential candidate based on their behavior, speech and actions in the public space, in terms of whether they could be prone to corruption, law violation, dishonesty or unethical behavior. The received and processed information would help to select the most suitable candidates, especially for those positions where the highest transparency criteria apply.

→  How to encourage organizations and companies to check the candidate’s transparency during their personnel selection and pay more attention to such personal traits ​​as transparency and resistance to corruption? We seek solutions that would help to efficiently, yet legally, collect and systematize information about candidates from their data shared in the public space and to identify potential risks due to their actions or behavior in advance. An employee that lacks moral values costs the company 10 times more than 1 effective employee – help find him.

A challenge suggested by you that would contribute to a more transparent tomorrow.

The EU has already adopted several sanctions packages since Russia started the war in Ukraine. More sanctions are added regularly. Individual civil servants of the Russian Federation and their relatives, Russian oligarchs, companies and various trade operations are targeted. Frozen assets of oligarchs in foreign countries include businesses, luxury real estate, yachts, airplanes and works of art.  Are there any legal possibilities to confiscate this property and thus compensate for the damage caused by Russian aggression? Would this be an effective deterrent to other potential aggressors in future. For the EU countries, the frozen assets that belong to Russian owners cause more and more problems as time goes by, as decisions are yet to be made on how to further administer these assets.

→  Challenge is to find a transparent and open way to administer frozen assets of Russian oligarchs and avoid possible legal traps which may lead to paying retribution on lost property. How to solve the accounting issues of frozen assets? How to monitor, identify and systematize data on the evasion of EU sanctions?

21st century open data, which is considered a transparency standard, can be used to link one’s assets declared in official asset declarations and corporate financial reports with the lifestyle displayed on social networks. The availability of open data can encourage the society itself to engage in more anti-corruption activities, if the luxurious life seen on social networks is in no way compatible with the declaration of rather modest personal assets in state systems. However, we have not yet used the possibilities provided by open data to create an anti-corruption state environment.

→   What kind of tools and information systems would allow linking data in different categories? What kind of possibilities open up to the society, the state and NGOs that would be helpful in identifying illegally acquired assets, possible corruption risks and contribute to the elimination of potential threats?

Innovation, technology, digitization: these concepts are mentioned every day in the European Commission corridors and in the last decade there has been significant investment in this area. The aim is to help the EU community navigate the paths of digitization and innovation, but due to the lack of competent experts in the fields of IT, artificial intelligence, and robotics, a haphazard and unclear evaluation process and hard-to-measure practical benefits, various challenges keep coming up creating conditions for unreasonable proposals and waste of funds.

→  How to control and make effective support for the field of digitization and innovation, when abstract things such as artificial intelligence are developed? How to solve practical problems when there is a lack of highly competent persons? To solve this challenge, digitization tools or methods are needed: matrices that create a more transparent and clearer investment absorption mechanism.

Public awareness is an extremely important element in the fight against corruption as it affects the decision of every citizen to contribute to the creation of an corruption-resistant environment, based on trust and honesty, decisively intolerant to the abuse of entrusted power for personal gain. Equally  important is the cooperation and consistent communication of  the public and private sectors and society. Only by acting together, in a synergistic way, will we promote resistance to corruption.

→  What means of public education could be used to help develop society’s anti-corruption awareness and promote involvement and a more active communication about the benefits of transparency? How to strengthen society’s resistance to corruption and create a clear, simple and trust-inspiring system of message channels?

We’ve been hearing from the media about the material or financial support to Ukraine or assistance to its people in various forms since the beginning of the war, however, there has always been the shadow of abuse looming in the horizon. Charitable organizations, private and legal persons organizing support concerts and events, and others seeking to provide assistance to those who need it most, are always faced with the challenges of accounting, administration and reporting the means of support to the public and patrons. It is important to provide detailed information regarding what was purchased with the collected funds and how and where the support was distributed. Various surprisingly innovative initiatives inspire and encourage people to look for solutions on how to engage the public even more in fundraising campaigns, decide who to allocate the collected funds to, and how to distribute the support.

→   The support transparency challenge is to create a tool, process or a mechanism that would help not only to monitor the use of collected funds, but also bring more transparency and publicity, as well as facilitate reporting processes for organizations. It is also important to take into account the question of how to engage the public in the search for solutions regarding fair  collection and distribution of aid.

During a job interview, the candidate’s competencies, language skills, personal qualities, logical reasoning and other capabilities are tested, but little attention is paid to verifying one’s transparency. Modern technologies and huge amounts of data managed by every organization could provide an opportunity to assess an employee or a potential candidate based on their behavior, speech and actions in the public space, in terms of whether they could be prone to corruption, law violation, dishonesty or unethical behavior. The received and processed information would help to select the most suitable candidates, especially for those positions where the highest transparency criteria apply.

→  How to encourage organizations and companies to check the candidate’s transparency during their personnel selection and pay more attention to such personal traits ​​as transparency and resistance to corruption? We seek solutions that would help to efficiently, yet legally, collect and systematize information about candidates from their data shared in the public space and to identify potential risks due to their actions or behavior in advance. An employee that lacks moral values costs the company 10 times more than 1 effective employee – help find him.

A challenge suggested by you that would contribute to a more transparent tomorrow.

Mentors and

Experts

Mentors and

Experts

Edvinas
Notkus

Compliance Officer,
Vilnius District Heating Company

Paulius
Martinkus

Chief Strategy Officer, Vilnius city district heating company
Chair of the Board, State registry for agriculture
Chair of the Board, State forestry company

Kęstutis
Sasnauskas

CEO,
“Eastnine” AB

Stasys
Savilionis

Data Manager,
Intelligent Solutions and
Data Management division
JSC “Vilniaus planas”

Jaunius
Pusvaškis

Director,
Bloombrand Institute

Ingrida
Kalinauskienė

CEO,
Transparency International Lithuania

Simas
Sodys

Innovation lead,
JSC Vilniaus planas

Donata
Gusčė

Director of Supervision Department,
Lithuanian Transport Safety Administration

Andrius
Valuta

Intelligence analyst,
Special Investigation Service of the
Republic of Lithuania

Šarūnas
Vaikasas

Head of Asset Recovery Division of the Investigation Coordination Department,
Special Investigation Service of the Republic of Lithuania

Elena
Koncevičiūtė

Senior Anti-Corruption Adviser,
European Union Anti-Corruption
Initiative in Kyiv, Ukraine

Edvinas
Notkus

Compliance Officer,
Vilnius District Heating Company

Paulius
Martinkus

Chief Strategy Officer, Vilnius city district heating company
Chair of the Board, State registry for agriculture
Chair of the Board, State forestry company

Kęstutis
Sasnauskas

CEO,
“Eastnine” AB

Stasys
Savilionis

Data Manager,
Intelligent Solutions and
Data Management division,
JSC “Vilniaus planas”

Jaunius
Pusvaškis

Director,
Bloombrand Institute

Ingrida
Kalinauskienė

CEO,
Transparency International Lithuania

Simas
Sodys

Innovation lead,
JSC Vilniaus planas

Donata
Gusčė

Director of Supervision Department,
Lithuanian Transport Safety Administration

Andrius
Valuta

Intelligence analyst,
Special Investigation Service of the
Republic of Lithuania

Šarūnas
Vaikasas

Head of Asset Recovery Division of the
Investigation Coordination Department,
Special Investigation Service of the
Republic of Lithuania

Elena
Koncevičiūtė

Senior Anti-Corruption Adviser,
European Union Anti-Corruption Initiative
in Kyiv, Ukraine

Jury

Jury

Žydrūnas
Bartkus

Director,
Special Investigation Service of the
Republic of Lithuania
President,
European Partners against Corruption and European contact-point network against corruption (EPAC/EACN)

Gerimantas
Bakanas

CEO,
Vilnius District Heating Company

Eglė
Radvilė

Author of Vilnius Digital Strategy,
Digital Train board & Harvard Digital
Program member

Drago
Kos

Chair of the Working Group
on Bribery in International Business
Transactions, Organisation for Economic
Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Martin
Kreutner

Dean Emeritus,
International Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA)
International Counsel

Roberto
Perez Rocha

Director,
International Anti-Corruption Conference
Series and Global Initiatives
Transparency International

Žydrūnas
Bartkus

Director,
Special Investigation Service of the
Republic of Lithuania
President,
European Partners against Corruption and
European contact-point network against corruption (EPAC/EACN)

Gerimantas
Bakanas

CEO,
Vilnius District Heating Company

Eglė
Radvilė

Author of Vilnius Digital Strategy,
Digital Train board & Harvard Digital
Program member

Drago
Kos

Chair of the Working Group on Bribery in International Business Transactions,
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Martin
Kreutner

Dean Emeritus,
International Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA)
International Counsel

Roberto
Perez Rocha

Director,
International Anti-Corruption
Conference Series and Global Initiatives,
Transparency International

Program

Program

10:00 a.m.: Live broadcast — Integrity Hackathon opening.

 

10:00 a.m.: Live broadcast — Integrity Hackathon opening.

11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.: Teamwork

11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.: Teamwork

1:00 p.m. to 2.00 p.m.: Lunch break

1:00 p.m. to 2.00 p.m.: Lunch break

2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.: Teamwork with mentors

2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.: Teamwork with mentors

9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.: Teamwork (free schedule)

9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.: Teamwork (free schedule)

2:00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m.: Live broadcast. Presentation of ideas to the panel members, awards and closing of the event

2:00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m.: Live broadcast. Presentation of ideas to the panel members, awards and closing of the event

Prize

Prize

PRIZE FOR THE MOST INNOVATIVE IDEA

A valuable prize awaits the winners of the hackathon. You have the possibility to win a 15 000 EUR check for a remote course at prestigious universities in different parts of the world!

You will have the possibility to choose distance learning at the following universities*:

These are courses in leadership, IT engineering, artificial intelligence, management, communication and other fields and they have been prepared by the world’s leading scientists and practitioners. Intensive remote courses will help you generate successful ideas and implement them. Get knowledge from professionals in your field!

Prize conditions

  1. After winning the prize, each team member is invited to choose at most 2 remote courses and inform the hackathon organizers about the choice within a week.
  2. The total price of the courses chosen by the team cannot exceed 15000 EUR.
  3. Selected courses are paid for by the organizers from the prize fund. Team members can choose courses from different universities on the list, according to the desired field of specialization.

PRIZE FOR THE MOST INNOVATIVE IDEA

A valuable prize awaits the winners of the hackathon. You have the possibility to win a 15 000 EUR check for a remote course at prestigious universities in different parts of the world!

You will have the possibility to choose distance learning at the following universities*:

These are courses in leadership, IT engineering, artificial intelligence, management, communication and other fields and they have been prepared by the world’s leading scientists and practitioners. Intensive remote courses will help you generate successful ideas and implement them. Get knowledge from professionals in your field!

Prize conditions

  1. After winning the prize, each team member is invited to choose at most 2 remote courses and inform the hackathon organizers about the choice within a week.
  2. The total price of the courses chosen by the team cannot exceed 15000 EUR.
  3. Selected courses are paid for by the organizers from the prize fund. Team members can choose courses from different universities on the list, according to the desired field of specialization.

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organizers

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partner

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organizers

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partner

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