PARALLEL SESSION - Estonian Center for Eastern Partnership

Parallel Session #4

Eastern Partnership - Open Government Partnership as the enabler of online freedoms in Eastern Partnership Countries

Panelists noted that the Open Government Partnership is an extremely useful undertaking, facilitating dialogue for technical advancements and creation of transparency. Electronic governance is important, but needs further development for which basic infrastructure is still inadequate in many countries. Problems with corruption and overlapping systems were noted. Moldova and Georgia are generally more optimistic, Belarus is in a different situation due to the rejection of open governance.