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 hack teams of 3-4 persons on data research, ICT tools design and prototyping with the support of 11 mentors.

As a result of this intensive work, 20 project ideas designed by the civil society activists were worked through and turned into the prototypes of IT tools and solutions: web platforms, accountability tools, online and mobile applications. These include a wide range of services for journalists, active citizens and volunteers, people with disabilities and people in difficult situations, drivers and pedestrians, local communities and local authorities. More information about the Hackathon: http://ict.eapcivilsociety.eu/

2018 EaP Civil Society Hackaton is an integral part of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Facility – Regional Actions project funded by the European Union and implemented by the consortium led by GDSI Limited to strengthen and promote civil society’s role in reforms and democratic changes that are taking place in the Eastern Partnership countries.