EaP Civil Society Hackathon 2018

Mikalai Kvantaliani

EaP Civil Society Forum, National Platform Facilitator for Belarus

Hackathons allow organizations working locally to get feedback from people who are not involved in their activities. One of the difficulties is that organizations believe that everyone knows about the problem they’re dealing with. So, an opportunity to cooperate with a web designer or an IT expert who help you to find a solution is also a good chance to answer the question: to what extent the problem you’re dealing with is relevant to the community you’re going to impact with your activities.

Karina Litvinova

Ukraine

It was a unique experience with exciting challenges. We had to create the MVP in 3 days, having nothing but an idea. We’ve developed our ToR by day 2 and… started working non-stop! We had the job done 10 minutes before the final presentation.  Hope we'll launch it soon. {...} Many thanks to the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Facility’s team for such a large event! It was a wonderful, unforgettable, and warm atmosphere. Let there be more hackathons, understanding and cooperation in this world.

Oksana Boiarinova

Ukraine

After all, we’ve come back to Ukraine with flags flying! Our project Library for you has become one of the four winners at the 2018 EaP Civil Society Hackathon. But this is not only our team’s victory, but of all Ukrainian libraries and their users! Ahead is an incredible piece of work that will require a large and strong team, lots of energy, support and inspiration... I’d like to say thank you to all participants, mentors and organizers! I felt your support all these three days! You helped us to realize the main value of our project and focus on the main things! This will really accelerate the process of launching the project! And, of course, I wish all your cities state-of-the-art and innovative libraries!

Andriy Gevyuk

Ukraine

Such events are very interesting, because it’s here where we find not only like-minded people, but also good mentors – those people who have already gone through all of those things and have a lot of experience to share. With such strong mentors, we have rethought and reworked a lot in our Help Invest project and can now make both technical and ideological changes in our project.

Nadejda Tsaranok

Belarus

The hackathon has really become a major breakthrough for me in the development of a new project – I had an idea, but lacked knowledge to develop an ICT tool. Now, thanks to the hackathon, I understand what to do and, thanks to our mentors, I’ve expanded the boundaries of my current knowledge.

Mikalai Kvantaliani

EaP Civil Society Forum, National Platform Facilitator for Belarus

Another unique feature of this hackathon is that it brings together teams from the EaP countries and gives you a good opportunity to see what solutions work in other countries. Here, it’s technically possible to take someone's idea and implement it in your country – an added value of such networking of people from the EaP countries.

SUPPORTING CIVIL SOCIETY FOR INNOVATION, PARTICIPATION AND CHANGE

The Project is working with the Eastern Partnership countries to promote the role of civil society actors by supporting innovative ideas based on e-learning approach, development of digital solutions to improve public sector’s transparency and accountability, strengthening cooperation and networking among the civil societies and governments throughout the region.

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Mapping studies

Better understanding of civil society organisations in the partner countries and the problems they face, to enable better planning and targeting of the future programmes for the European Commission and other donors

E-Learning Courses and Webinars

Strengthen operational and advocacy capacities of civil society, build knowledge and improve effectiveness, in particular ability to monitor governmental actions and to track budgetary spending

ICT Tools for Transparency

Contribute to the improvement of dialogue and partnership between civil society and governments by developing ICT solutions for eTransparency and eParticipation

Support to Communication Activities

Strengthen co-operation and networking among civil society actors in the EaP countries and with the EU through civil society consultations, attendance of events, exchange of information and experiences, improved public awareness about CSOs’ activities and their public image

Civil Society Fellowships

Support civil society activists from the EaP region and build their capacity to implement initiatives at grassroots, national, regional and international levels

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Civil Society News

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More often than not citizens are barely able to find out how their local budget is being spent, let alone influence decisions on spending it. But with participatory budgets, citizens have the opportunity to allocate resources, prioritise policies, and monitor public spending. To put it simply, they can decide where the money should go and

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Eastern Partnership Youth Conference 2018: “Youth for Entrepreneurship” – Apply before 17 August, 2018!

Eastern Partnership Youth Conference 2018: “Youth for Entrepreneurship” – Apply before 17 August, 2018!

The Eastern Partnership Youth Conference “Youth for Entrepreneurship” 2018 will gather around 130 participants, including 90 young people with entrepreneurial ideas in order to tackle the skills challenges. It will be organised by the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (EaP CSF) on 8-9 November in Vienna, Austria. The idea of the conference builds on the previous work and

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#CivicTech4Democracy: The EU’s Global Competition to Celebrate the  International Day of Democracy – apply before 31 July 2018!

#CivicTech4Democracy: The EU’s Global Competition to Celebrate the International Day of Democracy – apply before 31 July 2018!

CivicTech4Democracy competition for civil society organisations and grassroots activists who use digital tools to advance democracy and serve the public good! If you ever implemented projects that have successfully used digital tools to advance democracy, don’t miss a chance to apply – send the videos of your projects and vote! Submission deadline: 31 July 2018! CivicTech4Democracy

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European Awards for Civil Society: Rewarding excellence in civil society initiatives financed by the European Union in Moldova

The European Union Delegation to the Republic of Moldova launches the EU prize/s for the civil society in the country, to reward and encourage tangible achievements and initiatives by civil society organisations at national, regional and local levels that made a lasting and positive impact on the Republic of Moldova’s democracy, economic development and social

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“Being 20” Call for Expression of Interest for Production Support for TV and online video journalists

The Open Media Hub has launched a Call for Expression of Interest for Production Support, a scheme to enable TV and online video journalists in the European Neighbourhood to create content related to the European Union and their respective countries’ relations with the European Union. The scheme is now open in for Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Egypt,

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European School Summer Camp 2018 in Georgia

European School Summer Camp 2018 in Georgia for young leaders, active and motivated youth volunteers aged 14-18 will start on August 9th and end on of August 29th 2018, and will gather around 100 participants aged 14-18 from Eastern partnership and EU countries! European School Summer Camp 2018 in Georgia will be the preparatory phase for

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Project News

Fundraising Tool for Belarusian CSOs to be Developed with EU Support

Civil society organisations in Belarus face a permanent shortage of funding, which threatens their sustainable development and makes them overdependent on one or a few large donors. And those organisations that are trying to raise funds online are struggling with not having a one-click-payment solution available that is equally adapted for their needs, websites and

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Director Lawrence Meredith in Dialogue with EaP Civil Society Fellows

40 young civil society activists from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine, selected for the EU-funded Eastern Partnership Civil Society Fellowship Initiative, met in Brussels on 2-3 July 2018 for the Relay Event to relay a symbolic torch of their experience to their peers, learn about new opportunities of better contributing to reforms in

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Eastern Partnership Civil Society Fellow Brings the 50s and 60s in Moldova to Life

In one of his journeys around the countryside, a young civil society activist accidentally finds an astonishing number of 4,000 pictures carefully recording everyday life in Moldova in the 50s and 60s. Overwhelmed by his finding, he tells this story to a friend who also happens to be a curator. Nadejda Cervinscaia takes the story

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Brussels Hosts Relay Event for Young Civil Society Leaders from the Eastern Partnership Countries

40 young civil society activists from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine, selected for the EU-funded Eastern Partnership Civil Society Fellowship Initiative, meet in Brussels on 2-3 July 2018 for the Relay Event to relay a symbolic torch of their experience to their peers, learn about new opportunities of better contributing to reforms in

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EaP Civil Society Hackathon – 2018

On 1-3 June 2018, EaP Civil Society Hackathon gathered in Minsk over 70 civil society representatives, IT professionals and designers from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine to work on software projects that would enable civil society better contribute to reforms and democratic changes in their home countries. For 2.5 days the participants worked in

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2018 EaP Civil Society Hackathon – Media Invited for the Official Opening on 1 June!

On 1-3 June 2018, the EU-funded Eastern Partnership Civil Society Facility Project will hold its second Hackathon in Minsk to support and develop innovative civic tech ideas from the six Eastern Partnership countries. Over 60 representatives of civil society, designers and IT professionals from Belarus, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine will gather in Minsk

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