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

14.04.2021

How to get more girls into IT?

Meet and Code Purpose Talks starts next week! Join a conversation about #girlsinSTEM  on April 20th at 16.00 CET. Now in its fifth year, Meet and Code remains Europe’s favorite digital skills program for youth, and continues to grow in popularity and reach. This growth has added fuel to our purpose of promoting digital inclusion, by fostering […]

10.04.2021

#MEGAPHONE Webinar Resources about Hope Based Communication

In the spirit of sharing knowledge and spreading the hope-based narratives we would like to share with you some of the materials from the webinar with Krizna Gomez from Hope-based Comms “Changing your Narrative Hope, Futures and Power” that happened on April 8, 2021. It feels like the world is going to hell: but there is hope, […]

29.03.2021

MEGAPHONE 2021 WEBINAR SERIES

Together with Hive Mind, we are launching a 5-episode MEGAPHONE webinar series “ACTIVISTS WINNING THE ATTENTION ECONOMY GAME” dedicated to helping activists and NGO professionals better fight for the audience’s attention. Join us every Thursday of April (8, 15, 22, 29.04) and on May 6, 2021, always at 13.00 CET. Everyone and everything is fighting to get our attention […]

16.03.2021

Meet and Code Award 2020 Winners

March 16, 2021, we celebrated the virtual Meet and Code Awards 2020. Almost 900 entries were received, and 15 finalists were shortlisted by an expert panel of judges. The following NGOs were awarded this year’s winning titles and received €2,000 in prize money: Girls do IT! Germany’s Webseminar by Mar de Colores e.V. Led by […]

20.01.2021

Demystifying AI

It feels like AI4Good is going to be the BlockChain4Good of 2021 – lots of people talking about it, lots of hype and donor interest – but what does it mean for civil society really? Where is civil society already engaging? And if I were interested in leveraging AI, where would I begin? Watch the […]

18.01.2021

We know the Finalists of Meet and Code Award 2020

In 2020, Meet and Code was looking for the third time for best practice events that illustrated how tech can improve lives. Almost 900 events participated in the Meet and Code Award 2020. The Jury selected 15 exceptional events as finalists. We are very pleased to share the great selection of the Meet and Code 2020 Award finalists for each […]

21.12.2020

MEGAPHONE 2020 Resources for Activists

The goal of MEGAPHONE is to connect and strengthen activists, action groups, and NGOs working on human rights, environmental issues, equality in Central and Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the Caucasus. Below you’ll find materials from MEGAPHONE 2020 related to using social media for effective communication, mobilizing and building audiences and digital wellbeing. During MEGAPHONE we share […]

18.12.2020

Digital Transformation with TechSoup

Our network partners cooperate and share knowledge and experience on the digital transformation of social sector helping nonprofit leaders realize the potential of technology. In 2019-2020, TechSoup partners: Les Ateliers du Bocage, Social Techno, Fondacija Mozaik, Fundacja TechSoup focused on NGO senior staff who wish to apply digital transformation plans in their organizations and help […]

18.12.2020

Game Changer Call for Tenders

Welcome prospective Game Changers, Social City Game organizers, and Ambassador of Change Leaders! If this is the first time you’ve heard of the Game Changer project, then welcome and if you’ve heard about our project before, than welcome back! Regardless of what brings you here, we are happy to announce that we will be opening […]

10.12.2020

#PDFUkraine2020

On Friday, November 27, 2020, we completed the fourth edition of the Personal Democracy Forum Ukraine. This time, due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, it took place online, and thanks to live streams in social media, it reached over 20,000 users!   This year’s # DFUA2020 program focused on the local dimension of digital transformation. […]

01.12.2020

Meet and Code 2020 in Numbers

In 2020, Meet and Code extended its reach, included new countries, established new partnerships, new Award category and adjusted to the challenging reality of 2020 -Meet and Code went online. NEW PARTNERSHIP We could share the joy of coding thanks to the help of the program’s newly appointed partner, Germany‘s Federal Ministry of the Interior, […]

21.11.2020

Game Changer Camp Resources

Below, you will find some of GAME CHANGER CAMP highlights and access to resources presented during CAMP as well as some of our CAMP-goers favourite sessions. About Game Changer The aim of the Game Changer project is to support NGOs, CSOs, and activists every step of the way in guiding young people to create youth-led […]

12.11.2020

Personal Democracy Forum Ukraine 2020

This year’s Personal Democracy Forum Ukraine will take place online on 25th – 27th November 2020. Registration is open until November 20. For three days we will discuss how to ensure sustainable and balanced digital transformation, in which central government agencies and mega-cities will not leave behind any region, including mid to small cities and […]

15.10.2020

MEGAPHONE 2020 Coming!

Normally, this time of the year we would be making travel arrangements for over 100 activists from Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia to come together at the MEGAPHONE 2020 event in one of the European cities. But this year has been nothing like normal that is why, for everyone’s safety, MEGAPHONE 2020 will be happening online. All the participants will meet […]

08.09.2020

Game Changer CAMP

Game Changer’s CAMP is a free interactive 4-day ONLINE event coming 13-14, 20-21 October 2020. This is an inclusive and participant-driven unconference that examines and strengthens the relationship between online and offline technology and tools, and organisations working to address radicalization and polarisation among young people. Mission Our aim is to gather and build a network of […]

21.08.2020

Meet and Code Kick Off

On September 1st, Kick-Off Event “Meet And Code” 2020 will begin two months of coding! On September 1st, at 11.00 CET Germany‘s Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community (BMI) including State Secretary Dr. Markus Richter for the Federal Ministry of the Interior, Hartmut Thomsen (President Middle & Eastern Europe, SAP) and Fabrizia Benini, Head of […]

18.08.2020

Lessons Learned from Social Media Campaigns Led by Youth

20 young leaders have just finished an initial round of social media campaigns responding to the growing trend of radical and/or extreme behaviour in young people in France, Greece and Poland. Game Changer project participants shared with us their lessons learned contributing to the Preventing/Countering Violent Extremism  space. Game Changer is an international project funded by […]

13.07.2020

What Technology Does Your Nonprofit Need in 2020?

Nonprofits face a unique moment in history. The intense challenges of 2020 are changing everything about how we fundraise, adapt, and use technology to serve our communities. This inflection point will shape everything we do for the next decade — and beyond. In the midst of this global crisis, TechSoup is partnering with a group […]

23.06.2020

Open Data Services for Citizens

Would you like to know everything about public schools in your city from one place? Would you like to monitor the ecological situation in your city online? From now on it is possible in two Ukrainian cities – Lutsk and Kolomyja – participants of our open data project Apps4Cities Ukraine/Дані міст. With the support of […]

01.06.2020

Meet and Code 2020 Returns, Virtually!

Meet and Code – micro-grants for nonprofits to organise coding events for young Europeans return virtually! Meet and Code is possible thanks to strategic partnerships and collaborations with SAP,  Stifter-helfen and Techsoup partners in 35 countries. Our initiative helps accelerate commitments to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and will help take massive strides in conquering […]

14.05.2020

Ambassadors of Change Against Hate Speech

With Game Changer’s youth (or Ambassadors of Change) led social media campaigns wrapping up, we can begin to take a step back and enjoy the fruits of their labor as well as those of their supporting cast. These Ambassador of Change campaigns addressed two topics of hate speech in racist hate speech as well as […]

12.05.2020

Winners of Meet and Code Awards 2019

Meet and Code 2019 has come to an end with Virtual Awards Ceremony. Lots of inspiring projects and progressive ideas were brought to life within the Meet and Code project. Today we met the best ideas in four categories: Community, Diversity, Girls Do IT!, Code for Planet.   Scheduled to take place in Budapest during the month […]

05.05.2020

How Digital is German Civil Society?

50 % of the German nonprofits see digitalization as a big or very big challenge. Only 14 % of NPOs provide further training for their employees on IT and digitalization topics and 40 % of their staff in IT are volunteers. TechSoup’s partner from Germany – Haus des Stiftens gGmbH has created the report “DIGITAL-REPORT […]

22.04.2020

TechSoup Europe Short Guide About Making Webinars

Creating a webinar is not rocket science but it does require preparation. If you want to learn how to carry out a successful webinar, watch the recording of our webinar: TechSoup Europe Short Guide to Making Webinars Since most of our lives have moved online we decided to create a short guide to help you and […]

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