Irina Tisacova – has been leading the e-Government Center’s Open Government programme since August 2011 and is the programme manager for date.gov.md, Moldova’s Open Data Portal. She is specifically responsible for cooperation with ministries and civil society, aimed at opening even more government data and at ensuring its use by business and civil society to promote economic growth and citizen engagement. She has previously worked at the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Moldova to the United Nations in New York and at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, DC. She studied international relations, economics and statistics at the George Washington University in Washington, DC and Sciences PoParis.
Eduard Mihalas – is a youth leader from Republic of Moldova, who has been promoting youth participation in decision making processes. He was the coordinator of development cooperation between Ministries and National Youth Councils from Black Sea region and as a result was created a vision for strengthening cooperation in this region. In 2012, he was Member of Steering Committee of Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum promoting thus the role of youth organisations in achieving reforms in Eastern Partnership countries. At national level, as a former President of National Youth Council, he initiated monitoring of local public budgets, involving of young people in decision making process through co-management structures and recognition of non-formal education and youth work in Republic of Moldova.
Victoria Vlad – is a researcher at EXPERT-GRUP, Analitic Research Center based in Chisinau, Moldova. She’s involved in projects related to transparency of public finances, open data and open budgets, including budgetstories.md. Victoria holds a Bachelor in Economics, Academy of Economic Studies of Moldova (2011), Pre-Master in Public Policies, Georgetown University, Washington DC, USA (2011). Victoria’s key areas of expertise are public policies, finances and entrepreneurial environment, open data and budgets.
Denis Cenusa – is an Associate Expert at EXPERT-GRUP, Analitic Research Center based in Chisinau, Moldova. He holds MA in European Interdisciplinary Studies, College of Europe (Natolin), Warsaw, Poland (2012). Denis also holds MA in political science, State University of Moldova (2007) and Bachelor in political science, State University of Moldova (2004).