We are looking for IT and Data Experts in the areas of geostatic data, data maps, data scrapping, blockchain, budget transparency, sensors for air particles, drone footage, and mobile application to join our CitizenLab 2017 Hackathon in Kyiv, Ukraine on 25-27 November 2017!

Apply before November 14, 2017 if you want to:

  • help civil society activists to implement innovative projects offering solutions to real social issues in their communities, cities or regions;
  • make your country a better place for citizens and impact people’s lives;
  • get new knowledge and guidance from expert speakers in activism, technology and marketing/design;
  • meet like-minded people from the Eastern Partnership countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova & Ukraine) and the Central Asia.

The organisers will cover the travel and accommodation expenses of successful applicants!

The Hackathon is designed to boost participation in digital activism in the countries of the Eastern Partnership and the Central Asia. CitizenLab will partner civil society activists with IT experts and designers in teams of three for an intensive three days of project research, design and creation. Expert speakers from activism, technology, and marketing/design will provide intense masterclasses for all participants and offer guidance on how to design their products. Each team will develop a prototype product during the course of the Hackathon. The teams then pitch their ideas to the entire group, and the best projects will be invited to apply for small grants from the Prague Civil Society Centre to kick-start their initiative.

For further information please visit the website of the Prague Civil Society Centre.

Background information: The three-day CitizenLab Hackathon will be held in Kyiv on 25-27 November 2017 by the Prague Civil Society Centre with the financial support of the European Union through its Eastern Partnership Civil Society Facility. The Hackathon is aimed at empowering digital participation of civil society from the EaP countries and the Central Asia, improving transparency of public institutions and enabling broader citizen involvement in decision making processes. The Hackathon will also contribute to sharing good local e-Democracy practices between civil society activists, will help building professional relations between civil society activists and IT experts, and will promote and strengthen cross-border cooperation.