Elena Calistru is the chair and founder of Funky Citizens, a Romanian NGO. Funky Citizens builds research-based, data-driven online advocacy tools. Our tools aim to be educational and actionable, encouraging citizens to engage in accountability and government responsibility initiatives in which they can see an impact.

Elena has more than 5 years of experience in civil society projects, both at national and international level. Her expertise is mainly in the area of good governance, transparency, public finance and advocacy. She strongly believes that data and online tools can empower citizens to influence public sector reform.