10 years, 10 artists, 10 artworks – 10th birthday of Transparency International Hungary

Transparency International Hungary, with the support of the Embassy of the Netherlands, organizes a large-scale three days long series of events on the occasion of the International Anti-corruption Day and the 10th birthday of the organisation on the A38 Ship.

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Exhibition Opening  – 7. DECEMBER 2016. 19:00 – 21:00

In the course of the event Transparency International Hungary will present the work of ten artists. The artworks will be related to the topic of transparency and integrity.

Artists: Erika Baglyas, Ákos Birkás, Lőrinc Borsos, Imre Bukta, Ágnes Eperjesi, István Felsmann, Ferenc Gróf, Tamás Kaszás, Csaba Nemes, Péter Szalay

19:00 – 19:05 Welcoming remarks – József Péter Martin, executive director, Transparency International Hungary
19:05 – 19: 20 Welcoming speech – Péter György, director, ELTE Institute for Art and Media Studies
19:20 – 21:00 DJ Shuriken


exhibition – 8. december 8. 2016. 10:00 – 20:00

The exhibition is open to the public.

CONFERENCE  – 9. December 2016. International Anti-Corruption Day15:00 – 19:00

15:00 – 19:00 The importance of integrity in fighting corruption
Welcoming address
15:00 – 15:10 József Péter Martin, executive director, Transparency International Hungary
and Miklós Marschall, deputy managing director, Transparency International Secretariat (Berlin)

15:10 – 15:20 Gajus Scheltema, Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Hungary

15:20-15:40 Péter Tölgyessy, constitutional lawyer

15:40 – 17:00 First panel – The foundations of fair organisational operation – Integrity and faith in the public sector

The first panel of the conference focuses the preservation of integrity in the public sector. The invited speakers are leaders and experts of institutions with significant role in securing and researching integrity both on national and organisational level. The discussion will include their experiences and views as well as the Dutch practice applicable in Hungary. Several questions will be raised: Can the Hungarian institutional system spot and prevent corruption? Have there been any observable changes in the operation and perception of public sector bodies since their integrity gained a pivotal role? What are the strengths and weaknesses of the Hungarian public sector? Can the public sector bodies show an example to the public life and society on the whole?

Moderator: Petra Burai, director of research, Transparency International Hungary

Tünde Handó, president of the National Judiciary Office
Terry Lamboo, senior adviser, Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations of the Netherlands
Erzsébet Németh
, supervisor manager, State Audit Office
József Péter Martin
, executive director, Transparency International Hungary
Zsolt Boda, director of institute, MTA TK Institute for Political Science

17:00 – 17:10 Questions and answers

17:10 – 17:30 Coffee break

17:30 – 18:50 Second panel – The milestones of freedom of information – A decade of cases from the history of Transparency International Hungary

For those Hungarian and international NGOs and journalists who will take part in the second panel of the conference fighting corruption is their daily job. TI Hungary explores and makes corruption cases public by using the legal means and procedures available to protect freedom of information. Currently there are more than a dozen court procedures pending against different central and local government bodies and their economic ventures. TI Hungary has successfully won several legal cases related to data of public interest, published important pieces of information, thus contributed to the purification of public life. The discussion will recall the most significant cases from the decade that has passed since the foundation of TI Hungary.

Moderator: Krisztina Boros, reporter and editor, RTL Klub

Video message from José Ugaz, Chair of Transparency International

Attila Péterfalvi, president of the National Authority for Data Protection and Freedom of Information
Péter Pető, former deputy editor in chief, Népszabadság
Miklós Ligeti, legal director, Transparency International Hungary
András Pethő, founder, editor, Direkt36

18:50 – 19:00 Questions and answers

19:00 – 19:30 Break

CHARITY AUCTION – 9. december 2016. International Anti-Corruption Day 19:30 – 21:00

In the course of the event Transparency International Hungary will present the work of ten artists. The artworks will be related to the topic of transparency and integrity. Each piece will be up for sale in a charity auction. Hosted by Nóra Winkler.