TransparenCEE is a community oriented project for strengthening the capacity of transparency and accountability organizations and activists from Central and Eastern Europe concerning the usage of new technologies and open data in their projects.
The project focuses on the importance of open data and its role in strengthening democracy by providing citizens of Ukraine a tangible way to hold governments more accountable.
Apps4Cities promotes civic engagement around open data to enhance government transparency and accountability to the local citizenry.
“Ministry of Data” is an open data challenge focuses on solutions for improving the transparency, inclusiveness and quality of life in cities of the Western Balkans.
In order to facilitate the process of opening City of Warsaw data we worked hard in a wide partnership of non-governmental organizations as well as corporate and public institutions. We run a complex open data project Apps4Warsaw which now we scale in other countries.
Community boost_r inspired, enabled and promoted tech for civil participation in transparency and accountability initiatives in the Western Balkans.
TechSoup Europe supports Lviv community in their open data efforts, by providing capacity building, technical support and by connecting with other international communities.
We know technology supports citizens that want to change how things look in their communities. That’s why with our partners we created Things – project enabling and promoting social technology for social change in Istanbul, Turkey.
On the weekend from March, 8 to 10, the time had finally come: More than 700 organisations from all over Europe had applied – 15 made it to the finals. The Meet and Code Coding Initiative awarded the Meet and Code Award for the first time to the most creative ideas for getting children and […]
The ONCE Foundation for Cooperation and Social Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities announce the V edition of “The Discapnet Awards for Accessible Technologies”. The aim of the contest is to recognise the best initiatives and actions in the field of technologies applied to improve the quality of life of people with disabilities, as well as companies, entities or organisations that […]
Activists and NGOs need to spread the word about their mission, engage new supporters, and fundraise in more ways. Learn with us how to do it! In November 2018, we organised MEGAPHONE, activists’ response to shrinking civic spaces. During two days of the event, activists tried to understand propaganda, disinformation and find ways of reacting to it. If you would like to […]
We know fifteen finalists of Meet and Code Award 2018! More than 700 events participated in the Meet and Code Award 2018 in three award categories: Kick and Code (annual theme) Meet and Code events that either seek to solve a football related problem with IT or use football as a topic to bring coding […]
On November 29, 2018, our Ukrainian partner – GURT Resource Center, for the second time already, was voted The Best Capacity Building Provider by the participants of the 7th Civil Society Capacity Building Forum. This year, the Forum hosted over 2,000 representatives of Ukrainian CSOs. During the event, GURT representatives talked about the services provided […]
We’re thrilled to launch our FY18 Annual Report, which reflects the achievements of Fundacja TechSoup that leads the design and delivery of TechSoup programs in Europe, including managing our network of Partners. Fundacja TechSoup Annual Report FY18
105 participants from 26 countries, 66% women, grass-roots activists and representants of NGOs attending 21 workshops – these are numbers of MEGAPHONE 2018, activists’ response to shrinking civic spaces. Facing a global pushback and struggling in the era of misinformation and social media algorithms, we, the changemakers need to find the ways how to strengthen our narratives, get people involved […]
The results of Meet and Code 2018 are impressive: 1,100 events in 513 cities and communities in 22 countries with over 52,000 young people participating. In all areas, the Meet and Code initiative has grown significantly compared to 2017: The number of events and cities as well as the number of participants rose by around […]
Academy of Good Communication is a series of training for nonprofits and local groups of activists from all regions in Poland, during which they develop their digital and marketing skills. Academy of Good Communication is created by Facebook and TechSoup Poland to support digital and marketing skills of activists. Free of charge workshops take place in all […]
Our French partner — Solidatech — launched OpenAsso, the collaborative platform at the service of the nonprofit world! For years, Solidatech has been working to support the French NGO sector. Nonprofits have repeatedly asked for a space to share their experiences, plans, and best practices. Today, we are very happy to introduce OpenAsso, the collaborative platform for […]
Young people in 22 European countries can choose from 1,100 programming events at Meet and Code for two weeks starting October 6. The events are directed to children and young people between the ages of 8 and 24. Participation is free of charge. Number of events almost doubled Meet and Code 2018, like last year’s […]
The Polish Ministry of Digital Affairs of Poland has released the new version of its public data website – dane.gov.pl. The Ministry has selected TechSoup to be its service provider organising a very unique hackathon which aims to make the open data portal of the government more accessible and useful for citizens and businesses. Search […]
Join us in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, November 13-15, 2018 at MEGAPHONE – activists’ response to shrinking civic spaces. Activists and NGOs are facing a global pushback. Technology is accelerating that process and we need to better understand how it’s happening. But technology can also connect us and amplify our activist response. In reaction to the attacks we must tell […]
This year we joined European Venture Philanthropy Association and we will be a part of EVPA 14th Annual Conference. The conference is ultimate event in the social investment and venture philanthropy sector, bringing together different actors from all over Europe, all seeking to create and collaborate in an impactful way. Europe is facing serious societal challenges, from immigration-integration, […]
Teaching the Future (RO: Predau Viitor) is the most complex and intensive professional development program for pre-university computer science teachers in Romania, created by Asociatia Techsoup with the support of the Romanian-American Foundation. The first bootcamp of the 3 total bootcamps planned for the 2018 Teaching the Future Accelerator took place during June 20 – […]
The most important civic tech event in the world TechSoup Europe and the Code for All network are honoured to announce the first open doors Code for All Global Summit: The Heroes of Tech. The conference will take place between 8-12 October 2018, in Bucharest, Romania and will bring together all the great leaders in […]
If you are visiting Madrid during this summer, you need to visit VII Biennial of Contemporary Art of the ONCE Foundation. The exhibition is more inclusive than ever thanks to an innovative application and interactive robot that provides accessible information about the art show. VII Biennial of Contemporary Art of the ONCE Foundation takes place […]
After the successful start in 2017 approximately 600 events in 280 cities and almost 30,000 participants, Meet and Code will enter its second cycle. This year again, SAP‘s initiative makes children and young people fit for the digital world and supports programming events of all kinds that take place during the EU Code Week from 6 to 21 […]
Two campaigns ‘You are not alone’ and ‘Eco Roulette’ from Bosnia & Herzegovina are the first winners of #Tech4Stories project that aims to improve communication skills of nonprofits. Tech4Stories Tech4Stories is an information, media literacy and social campaigning program for nonprofits to increase their communication skills and power up their social impact. Together with our partners – […]
Tech Trust launched a software marketplace specifically for charities. It provides charities with discounts on software, services and tools to support their missions. The tt-marketplace is a programme offered by our partner from UK – the Tech Trust, a charity with 17 years’ worth of experience helping charities utilise new technologies. As well as the tt-marketplace, Tech […]
Over the last 6 months, 160 high school students from 9 counties from Romania have worked with Microsoft mentors to create technology products: from complex games that amazed gaming industry specialists, to a low-cost, self-contained water quality detection, or a productivity app that helps pupils, students and teachers to help them better organize their time […]
Got stacks of documents and crowd to help out digitize them? Moonsheep digitizes massive collections of documents into structured data through crowdsourcing and cutting-edge technology. MPs in Hungary are hiding their assets in scanned PDFs preventing the data from being analysed. By using Moonsheep, K-Monitor, Hungarian anti-corruption grass root NGO, showed that data liberation is […]
Czech and Slovak NGOs were looking for the answer to this question during a conference called “NGO 4.0”, which took place on April 4th at the Microsoft CZ/SK Prague office. People should be in the centre of the digital transformation, not the technology itself. The morning session was full of inspirational speeches and presentations of […]
15 workshops on how to work with open data, attended by over 500 officials and CSO’s activists, five data audits which laid the ground for three open data portals and a Good Education web service – these are results of Apps4Cities project that we made together with OPORA Civil Network thanks to the support of National […]