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Helen Turek

Regional Lead, Europe

helen.turek@opengovpartnership.org

Helen joined the Open Government Partnership Support Unit in 2016, and works for the Country Support Team. She is responsible for strategic leadership and team management for the Support Unit’s work in the Europe region. She is also working directly with a number of OGP members to support the development and implementation of open government reforms.

Prior to joining OGP, Helen worked at Transparency International Secretariat where she managed projects related to political corruption. She focused on lobbying reform, aiming to bring greater transparency and ethics to political influence activities. She holds a BA in Russian and French and an MA in Politics, Security and Integration, both from University College London. Helen is based in Berlin, Germany.

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Five Ways to Embed Open Gov Values in Online Political Advertising Regulation

In today’s digital age, elections are won, lost and called into question over social media. With little to no system of checks and balances in place for political parties, candidates, online actors and platforms, tech companies can spell out their own rules for political advertising...

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Open Response + Open Recovery: Conversations with Europe’s Open Gov Community

Read how Europe's open government community is leveraging the OGP platform during the pandemic and tackling the challenges it poses to civic space.

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Open Algorithms: Experiences from France, the Netherlands and New Zealand

Algorithms - analytical systems that process data and supplement or replace decision-making previously undertaken by people - have become an essential way for governments to improve delivery of public services and implementation of policy...

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