Civic Engagement

Projects

TransparenCEE

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.

Apps4Cities Ukraine

Apps4Cities promotes civic engagement around open data to enhance government transparency and accountability to the local citizenry.

Ministry of Data App Challenge

“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.

Apps4Warsaw

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

Community boost_r inspired, enabled and promoted tech for civil participation in transparency and accountability initiatives in the Western Balkans.

Opening Lviv Public Data & Community Building

TechSoup Europe supports Lviv community in their open data efforts, by providing capacity building, technical support and by connecting with other international communities.

Things

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.

Hive Mind

Hive Mind is a new initiative supported by TechSoup Europe. It’s a cutting-edge online harbour gathering activists, trainers, journalists, CSOs, teachers, university students, and a wider community interested in learning more about improving media literacy skills. For different audience types, Hive Mind offers different value propositions. From simple information and news-based blog posts, to fully custom […]

News

15.03.2022

Resources for Nonprofits Affected by the War in Ukraine

On February 24, the Russian Federation violated international law by invading the independent state of Ukraine. The TechSoup Global Network stands in solidarity with the citizens and civil society of Ukraine. TechSoup helps to address this challenge by connecting civil society organizations working in and for Ukraine with access to critical technology and related resources. […]

10.05.2022

“Civil Society’s Response in Help for Ukraine” – Online Discussion

On May 17th, Tuesday at 17:00 – 18:00 CET join us to learn more about civil society’s role in welcoming and supporting the Ukrainian refugees and get inspired to act. While the war in Ukraine progresses and we are forced to watch the brave men and women fight for their country’s freedom and independence, many […]

29.04.2022

Meet and Code 2021 Winners

2021 was a milestone year for us as we celebrated our 5th year of igniting the passion of young Europeans to develop their digital skills which are vital for their future. On April 28, during a virtual Awards Ceremony, we met the coding winners! Together with 66 participants from across Europe, we celebrated the outstanding […]

21.04.2022

DLNGO 2.0 Partners Meeting

TechSoup Global Network supports nonprofits in their digital transformation journey. In April 2022, DLNGO 2.0 partners could finally meet face to face to discuss on our individual and joint digital transformation activities. Together with our European partners: Les Ateliers du Bocage (France), Fundacja TechSoup (Poland), Social Techno (Italy), Fundraising Verband Austria (Austria), Fondacija Mozaik (Bosnia […]

30.03.2022

Support the Civil Society Security Strengthening Initiative

Civil society needs to be secure to support the tremendous need in Eastern Europe. Together, we must build a more secure civil society. The Russian Federation’s aggression in Ukraine has caused a massive upheaval in Central and Eastern Europe. Already existing propaganda and disinformation campaigns have been accelerated. Together with cyberattacks and other digital incursions, […]

23.02.2022

#StandWithUkraine

On February 24, the Russian Federation violated international law by invading the independent state of Ukraine. The TechSoup Global Network stands in solidarity with the citizens and civil society of Ukraine. We stand in solidarity with the citizens and civil society of Ukraine. We stand with our friends, coworkers, and partners. We stand with them […]

23.02.2022

Nonprofit Digital Transformation 

The nonprofit sector’s digital transformation process boomed during the pandemic. The widespread move to remote work has made the staff at many organisations more open to operational changes than ever. Why do nonprofits need digital transformations? What are the key elements of nonprofit digital transformation? How can nonprofits start their digital journey? Read this blog […]

23.02.2022

Meet and Code Awards 2021 Ceremony

Join us for the live Meet and Code Awards Ceremony on April 28, 14:30 CET. Despite another challenging year, our esteemed Meet and Code jury committee selected a stellar list of 15 finalists – three in each of the five Meet and Code Awards categories: Girls do IT!, Community, Diversity, Code for the Planet, Code […]

28.01.2022

PERSONAL DEMOCRACY FORUM UKRAINE 2022

In view of the unlawful invasion of the sovereign state of Ukraine by the Russian Federation, we are forced to cancel the Personal Democracy Forum Ukraine 2022 (PDFUA 2022). In behalf of the organisers, we wanted to thank our speakers for your willingness to engage with the conference to share your knowledge and experience. Thank […]

26.01.2022

Nonprofit Digital Transformation Case Studies

Transformations are hard, and digital ones are even harder. A survey on digital transformation shows that the success rate for these efforts is relatively low: less than 30 percent of nonprofits succeed. It’s worth learning how various CSOs have succeeded their transformation. Digital Transformation During the COVID-19 Pandemic The coronavirus pandemic was one of the […]

20.01.2022

Hive Mind Media Literacy Skills Courses

We are happy to announce that Hive Mind Courses are on! Free, self-paced courses aim to improve your critical thinking skills, deepen your understating of mechanisms behind disinformation, show you how to take control of your exposure online but also ways of using technology to create positive change and mobilize supporters for your cause.   […]

13.01.2022

Build Your Media Literacy Skills

Is improving your Media Literacy Skills on your list of Top Objectives for 2022? Build your Media Literacy Skills with Hive Mind’s Self-Paced Courses. Learn how to use them by watching a recording of the online event from January 19th, 2022. WHAT? A 60-minute Live Open Public Event featuring a discussion with two of the […]

15.12.2021

Meet and Code 2021 in Numbers

In support of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and aligned to EU Code Week, Meet and Code concluded 5th year of igniting a passion for all things digital among Europe’s youth. By exploring a broad range of tech-based topics and different ways to code, more than 32 000 participants were once again encouraged to […]

29.11.2021

Gain Essential Digital Skills

Are you interested in gaining the digital skills you need to succeed in your career? We offer 50% off courses until 31/12! Now until December 31, 2021, TechSoup is offering a discount on select learning tracks to help you build new skills or sharpen your already existing ones. With the coupon code EU50PERCENTOFF, you can […]

24.11.2021

Digital Transformation for Good – TSGN Virtual Meeting | December 9th at 4.00 PM CET

Join TechSoup Global Network virtual meeting on December 9th at 4.00 PM CET for conversations with civil society leaders from Haus des Stiftens gGmbH, GURT Resource Centre and Sdružení VIA, on the opportunities, challenges, and realities faced on the ground as they work to accomplish the Sustainable Development Goals. Premiere in a series of insights […]

10.11.2021

How to Create Eye-Catching Graphics With Canva

Welcome to our a 10-episode video tutorial about Canva, an online design and publishing tool available in the basic version for free and in pro (also for free) for nonprofits. We hope it will help you make eye-catching graphics for your content. There will be something for everyone – beginners who have never used Canva before […]

18.10.2021

Resource Guide: Offline to Online Education Transformation

Get our guide and learn how to convert your trainings from an offline to an online format. This is TechSoup Europe’s comprehensive guide designed for trainers, educators, and organizations engaged in educational initiatives. TechSoup Europe has prepared Resource Guide: Offline to Online Education Transformation – a comprehensive guide designed for trainers, educators, and organizations engaged […]

13.09.2021

Protect the Arctic with European Space Technologies

Are you ready to apply your skills and knowledge to solve global challenges and make a positive impact? Register for the 2nd CASSINI Hackathon on 5-7 November! Dive into some of the critical challenges faced in the Arctic region with the 2nd CASSINI Hackathon. This fascinating and complex geographical, meteorological and biological ecosystem needs your help! […]

13.09.2021

Lights, Camera, #TakeAction!

September 28-30, TechSoup will hold a three-day campaign, focused on teaching Digital Storytelling to Nonprofits and NGOs. Join free training! Lights, Camera, Take Action!, will help organizations learn the basics of effective impact storytelling. Over three days of online workshops, with learning tracks focused on strategy development, tools to use, and impact, nonprofits and NGOs […]

05.08.2021

Top 8 Energisers for a Virtual Training

So, you’ve planned your virtual meeting well, you are mindful to take a 15-minute break every 90 minutes or so, you ask questions via the chatbox or do an online survey, and yet after merely two hours of staring at the computer screen, you are shattered to see a steady decline in your group’s engagement?  […]

04.08.2021

Golden Rules for Running Effective Online Meetings

TechSoup Europe is glad to continue our series of tips & tricks on how to run effective virtual meetings. The key to a successful session is not only an interesting agenda but above all: an engaging presenter. What do we need to bear in mind when moderating virtual meetings? Be patient  Start running the meeting […]

01.08.2021

How to Run Engaging Online Meetings?

For over a year now, our trainings, workshops or meetings have been held exclusively online. Here, at TechSoup Europe, we started this online transition like everyone else, by moving PowerPoint presentations to Zoom and interacting via the chatbox. 12 months of virtual events, software changes, and participation in hundreds of online meetings, however, have taken […]

14.07.2021

Using Gamification to Inspire Change

“I felt I did make a difference!” says one of NAVISSOS’s Ambassadors of Change, the young leaders who created social media campaign aiming to combat trolling. They were supported by a Serbian NGO – NAVISSOS, as a participant of a Game Changer project. Want to learn about tools that can be used to create meaningful […]

30.06.2021

Summing up MEGAPHONE Central Asia and Caucasus

The time between June 21st and 29th, 2021 was a time well spent! Together with the help of 8 social media and communications professionals and 120 participants from Central Asia and Caucasus regions we uncovered the power of social media for activists. The workshops allowed a deep dive into building a comms strategy and evaluating its performance, “how-tos” on podcast production, creating cool graphics with Canva and […]

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