Are you interested in running a portal that help citizens directly participate in decision-making processes as well as to communicate with decision makers?
Javna Rasprava is a website that facilitates discussion on ongoing legislation between members of parliament and citizens. Each law being processed in the parliament, as well as its key policies are described shortly and intuitively. Citizens can ask politicians about their stance on the given law and then express their support for the bill or lack of it by voting. A ranking of most active politicians (ones that answered the most questions) is presented to encourage their positive involvement. See a more detailed description of the project in the TransparenCEE tools database.
Javna Rasprava has been developed by Civic Association Zasto Ne in Bosnia and Herzegovina. We learned about this project during our work in TransparenCEE network. Now, as part of this initiative, we are looking for an organization that would like to adopt this successful project for a parliament or city councils in your own country. We, TechSoup Europe, ePanstwo Foundation and Zasto Ne, will support you in adapting and deploying it.
We will adapt the tool to your organization’s needs and set it up to use. That includes activities such as creating a dedicated design, developing new minor features, helping you rent server space and deploy the tool there.
We want you to maximize tool’s impact in your country/city. Training will include mapping your context and needs, discussing ways to reach to legislators, and using the tool from an administrator perspective. Training may also include more general activities, such as writing down advocacy and communications strategies.
Financial bootstrap support
We may be able to offer limited budget on activities necessary to launch this tool in your country, such as translation or describing current bills.