An exciting new hybrid course to assist CSOs in the Eastern Partnership to strengthen their digital competence.
The course is composed of a mixture of online diagnostic sessions, physical workshops, and practical one-to-one coaching. CSOs will have the opportunity to focus on their priority needs, whether that is to improve the way in which they access and use data, or how they use digital tools for communication and outreach, or how to strengthen their cybersecurity.
The course will begin on 18th October and be completed by the end of 2023.
- CSO managers/staff/volunteers who directly influence how the organisation deals with data and technology, and who may describe themselves as Beginners-to-Medium Level Practitioners.
- Participants need to demonstrate that they have a long-term role with a CSO, as the course is designed around building organisational capacity, rather than individual.
- As this is a hands-on course, participants will also bring at least one practical example of how growing digital competence will benefit their organisation’s work.
- Additionally, participants need to commit to a process of continued peer-to-peer learning and support, and should have a working knowledge of English.
The course is designed around the EU Digital Competence Framework. Participants will be guided through a diagnostic process to pinpoint the most relevant areas, and the individual courses will be adapted to the group’s needs.
Please see below some examples of topics the course might cover:
Selected participants will be asked to join:
- An online Opening Session on 18th October to learn about the details of the course, the methodologies that will be used, and to have introductions to the training team and other participants.
- Two Diagnostic Online Workshops which assist participants to identify what are the priority actions for strengthening their organisation’s digital competence. These will be on 24th and 27th October.
- A 2-day ‘face-to-face’ workshop at a location convenient for them. Provisionally these workshops are planned for Yerevan (9-10 November), Tbilisi (20-21 November), Chisinau (23-24 November), Kyiv (23-24 November). Please note participants will only be invited to one workshop and to a location decided by the organisers.
- A number of online, individual coaching sessions during November/December to help them implement their chosen actions to improve their organisation’s digital competence.
- A final online event in December to evaluate their progress during the course.
Tin is an activist, artist, and technologist. His goal is to help activists find the right tech for the job. He has worked with boutique NGOs like The Engine Room, and international organisations including Hivos. As Managing Director of Greenhost, Tin helped steward the responsible cloud movement, and focused his efforts on building socially and environmentally responsible digital infrastructure. Tin is founder of Stackspin, the ethical work collaboration platform for value-driven teams.
Denys is a co-founder of the Leaders Fund (now called the SUN Leaders Program), a fellowship programme that offers stipends and mentorship to non-profit leaders in Ukraine. He is a proven capacity builder, and consultant for start-ups, non-profits and government officials on SDG targets, social economy, and impact investment.
Hovhannes is an experienced IT professional with a proven track record in designing civic tech projects, delivering impact-driven software solutions, and digital products. Hovhannes possesses a diverse skill set that includes ideation, system mapping, design, and project delivery. He has collaborated with CSOs, commercial enterprises, international development organizations, and national governments.
Nino is a computer science graduate with specialisation in digital security, Nino works closely with various CSOs and diverse groups, working to identify vulnerabilities, create robust security strategies, and implement cutting-edge solutions. Through long experience Nino has empowered both organizations and individuals to navigate the digital realm securely.
Saba is the Deputy CEO at Solvio, a software development company, and also a dedicated supporter to building capacities of non-profit organisations for digital transformation. His experience includes 5 years’ sharing knowledge and expertise through both formal and non-formal educational activities, while also pursuing a PhD in Management.
Nensi is an education aficionada who is interested in both formal and non-formal education. She is a recent graduate of an Advanced Master’s programme in European Interdisciplinary Studies at the College of Europe in Natolin and completed a EAP Civil Society Fellowship on the topic of mentoring.
- Make sure you meet the eligibility requirements.
- Complete the online application form as an organisation. This means that the individual who applies to participate in the course must be authorised by the organisation.
- Submit your application by the deadline of 4 October 2023.
Only one application per organisation will be accepted.
Successful applicants will be notified by 12 October and will then receive further details about the course.