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Peter Varga

Program Lead - Eastern Partnership / EU for Integrity

Peter joined OGP’s Country Support Team in July 2016. He currently manages the EU for Integrity program, being responsible for strategic leadership and team management in the Eastern Partnership region. He also provides direct support to government and civil society stakeholders in various OGP members to develop and implement open government reforms. Earlier he led OGP’s engagement across the North Sea/Baltic Sea region.

Prior to OGP, Peter worked with Transparency International supporting 15 national chapters across the Nordic, Baltic and Central European regions, as well as devising the movement’s global internal communications policy. Earlier, he had developed social enterprises and consulted on non-profit sustainability in emerging markets, and piloting the world’s first LGBT venture philanthropy fund. Peter also gained private sector experience working for a global marketing agency. He was Fulbright Visiting Practitioner at Stanford University in 2011-2012, holds an MA in International Relations and European Studies from Central European University, and a BA in Political Science from Yale University. Currently dividing his time between Budapest and Berlin, Peter is an avid reader of history books and a blessed cheesemaker.

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Cracking Co-Creation: The Why, the How and the What

As we mark 10 years since OGP’s founding, making sure 2021 action plans are born out of an inclusive co-creation process and reflect societal needs is as crucial as ever.

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