At the end of May 2013 Open Estonia Foundation, NGO Fund operator in Estonia, is hosting a mutual learning gathering for grant-makers for civil society. Event with a heading “Growing accountable – conference on accountability and transparency in grant-giving” is organized in collaboration with European Center for Not-for-Profit Law as a complementary activity for strengthening cooperation and sharing best practices between programme operators of EEA/Norway Grants.

Conference takes place on May 20-21 in Tallinn, bringing together grant-makers and experts of accountability. Discussions will open up the concepts of legitimacy, accountability and transparency, discuss on what does and what does not work in creating models for just and transparent grant-making. It will look at some of the main trends in regulations, explore self-regulatory tools, talk about choices in governance of a funding organisation for avoiding conflict of interest and highlight best models adopted by fund operators to manage multiple roles in accountability.


Key speakers at the conference are David Bonbright (Keystone Accountability) ja Nilda Bullain (International Centre for Not-for Profit Law). Also Anja Osterhaus (Transparency International), Hanna Surmatz (European Foundation Center) and Boris Strečanský (Center for Philanthropy) share their views.


Agenda and additional information can be found on the OEF`s webpage www.oef.org.ee/conference. Conference takes place with the support of EEA Grants.


Additional information: 

Maris Jõgeva

NGO Fund coordinator

Open Estonia Foundation

maris [at] oef [dot] org [dot] ee

+372 615 5700