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OGP Western Balkans Regional Meeting


Join us October 21-22!


Western Balkans Regional Meeting is the annual gathering of OGP stakeholders from the region. Objective of the Regional Meeting in 2021 is to discuss the OGP process/requirements, new developments, and some of the thematic areas that are relevant for the region. This will be done in order to determine what are some specific challenges that each country faces in the implementation of the OGP and to use that input for planning the Support Unit’s work for next year and also to inspire stakeholders to take actions in certain areas. In terms of the thematic focus, we will focus on beneficial ownership, public procurement, access to information and open data.

To download the presentations, click on the speakers’ name. 


Proactive Transparency (co-organized with ReSPA)
October 21, 10-11 AM CET
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Session will discuss how the countries in the region are doing on proactive transparency, by looking into where and how to improve the implementation of the access to information laws and policies and practice in opening of public data.

Moderator: Adna Karamehic-Oates, OGP  


  • Natasa Veljkovic, University in Nis, Serbia
  • Bozo Zeba, Central State Office for the Development of the Digital Society, Government of Croatia
  • Ivana Nikolic, Balkan Investigative Reporting Network


Social Impact of Publishing Public Procurement Data (co-organized with Open Contracting Partnership)
October 21, 2-3:30 PM CET
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Session will discuss what are some of the social benefits of publishing public procurement data by looking into some of the experiences from Albania, Italy and Lithuania.

Led by: Karolis Granickas, Open Contracting Partnership



OGP Local
October 22, 10-11:30 AM CET
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The new OGP Local seeks to sustainably engage local governments and civil society to join OGP and implement ambitious commitments to open government. This session will bring together national and local-level governments, civil society and donors to hear first hand, the different ways in which they can engage with OGP, either through OGP Local or through collaborating through the national action plan.

This session will have simultaneous interpretation in local languages.

Led by. Rudi Borrmann and Jose Maria Marin, OGP Local team



Advancing Beneficial Ownership Reform in the Western Balkans (co-organized with GIZ and OSCE)
October 22, 2-3:30 PM CET
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This session is a continuation of OGP’s work in the region on the topic of beneficial ownership transparency, in cooperation with GIZ and OSCE. Focus of the session will be on the verification of the beneficial owners data and it will be looking into the experiences from North Macedonia and Ukraine.

Led by: Andres Knobel, Tax Justice Network


  • Ljubinka Andonovska, Central Register, North Macedonia 
  • Bojana Cvetkovska Panchevska, Commercial Bank AD Skopje, North Macedonia
  • Olesya Arkhypska, Co-chairman of the OGP Coordination Council in Ukraine 
  • Oksana Reiter, Ministry of Justice, Ukraine
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