ForSet (Georgia) and the European Union’s ‘Eastern Partnership Civil Society Facility – Regional Actions’ Project invite you to join DataFest Tbilisi 2018!

On 7-9 November 2018, Tbilisi will host the second international data and communications event designed to inspire its participants to explore new opportunities of engaging with and using data. DataFest brings together journalists, CSO activists, marketing specialists, business professionals, government officials, data analysts, developers and designers working with data and willing to do more.

This year we are expecting more than 500 attendees from Eastern and Central Europe, Central Asia and beyond. For the three days participants will be learning about new trends and best practices in data journalism, data application in policy making process, data science and AI, data visualisation, data application for marketing and business, data and cyber security – and much more!

As a part of its efforts to empower civil society in the EaP region, the EU’s Eastern Partnership Civil Society Facility – Regional Actions project will support up to 25 civil society activists from the EaP countries to attend DataFest Tbilisi 2018. The EU-funded support will cover travel costs, participation fees and accommodation.

The application is open to individuals who are:

  1. citizens of the EaP countries – Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova or Ukraine;
  2. actively engaged in projects covering the EaP countries;
  3. are a representative of a civil society organisation or non-for-profit media;
  4. as a part of their job, use open data and public records for evidence-based policy dialogue with authorities / evidence-based advocacy campaigns / independent investigations / developing and supporting IT tools and solutions based on open data.

Interested civil society representatives can apply for DataFest Tbilisi 2018 and the EU-funded Eastern Partnership Civil Society Facility – Regional Actions project financial support online until 30 September 2018. TO APPLY, PLEASE FILL IN THE ONLINE QUESTIONNAIRE.

Successful applicants will be informed of the results and provided with further details until 16 October 2018.

Fore more information about DataFest Tbilisi 2018 check the event website or Facebook page.

Video’s from DataFest Tbilisi 2017.

For any program-related questions, please contact Teona Tomashvili, project coordinator, at [email protected].