The Data Deluge: Blessing or Curse? – Ideas from DataFest Tbilisi, November 2018

The Data Deluge: Blessing or Curse? – Ideas from DataFest Tbilisi, November 2018

A lot of us seem to be vaguely aware that more and more data is flooding our lives every day. But how much data do we create? According to a Forbes article from earlier this year, the amount of data we produce every day is truly mind-boggling: “There are 2.5 quintillion bytes of data created each

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In Ukraine, the level of civic engagement is the lowest among citizens aged 18-24, despite a complex system in place for the development and support of youth. At least this is the conclusion of a recent survey conducted by GfK Ukraine. The reasons behind this disengagement remain unclear. Valeriia Ovcharova has been working on youth policy in

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EU launches consultations with Georgian civil society

On Thursday, 11 October, the Delegation of the European Union launched extensive consultations with civil society representatives in Georgia. Around 80 representatives of Georgian civil society organisations (CSOs) met in Tbilisi to discuss and jointly identify EU priorities and actions for engagement with civil society for 2018-2020. To further enhance this dialogue with the civil

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Parents Initiatives Social Accelerator: a new EaP Civil Society Fellow’s Initiative to support parents of children with chronic health conditions

For parents to hear the doctor about their child having a chronic disease or disabling condition is a living nightmare. The verdict often comes unexpected bringing inner devastation, shattering hopes and leaving the once happy family in tatters. As time goes by, many parents become overcome with the feeling of insecurity, fear of the future

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Consultations on the new Roadmap for Engagement with Civil Society in Armenia

On September 14, the second round of consultations on the new Roadmap for Engagement with Civil Society in Armenia took place in Yerevan. The event was opened by the EU Ambassador, Mr. Piotr Switalski. 60 civil society organisations and experts convened for a discussion of the key priorities of the Roadmap in 2018-2020. This discussion was

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DataFest Tbilisi 2018: Call for Applications among Civil Society Activists in the Eastern Partnership Countries

DataFest Tbilisi 2018: Call for Applications among Civil Society Activists in the Eastern Partnership Countries

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,

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Helping Community Engage Where It Needs to: EU Supports Grassroots Public Space Design Web Platform

Helping Community Engage Where It Needs to: EU Supports Grassroots Public Space Design Web Platform

Meet Serabranka. My Neighbourhood Project, a participatory urban development website http://serabranka.by developed for Serabranka, a district in Minsk, Belarus, with around 30 thousand inhabitants. It has come into being with financial support from the European Union as part of a project intended to help its residents understand their rights to use the surrounding urban space

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Call for Sharing Experience on Storytelling!

Most civil society organisations strive to have a positive and concrete impact on the lives of others. Stories of civil society work are narratives that turn facts and statistics into a compelling message about this impact, but good storytelling is a craft that needs training and practice. This is precisely why the EU-funded Project Eastern

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Statistical Analysis on the Civil Society Sector in the Republic of Moldova: Infographics

In April-June 2018, the European Union’s ‘Eastern Partnership Civil Society Facility – Regional Actions’ project conducted a statistical analysis on the civil society sector in the Republic of Moldova, including the division between active and dormant organisations, urban and rural distribution, their areas of work, people engaged in their work and communities they serve, etc.

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