Youth Engagement

Youth Engagement Program is focused on strengthening the capacity of CSOs working with youth. It contributes to developing the capacity, knowledge and skills of the younger generation in Europe and beyond. Digital education, social innovation but also civic engagement, social inclusion and preventing polarization and radicalization are all areas covered by the program.

An essential element of the program is the community building and networking of youth CSOs and activists to enhance new partnerships and cross-country initiatives. Wise usage of technology to tackle current pressing issues is crucial to implementing the program.

Projects

Meet and Code

The MEEt and Code initiative promoted programming and digital skills among kids and youth during the EU Code Week 2017. We funded nearly 500 coding events organised by nonprofits from 15 Middle and Eastern European countries.

Game Changer

Game Changer is an international project funded by the European Union utilizing innovative technology and cross-sectoral cooperation to empower NGOs and youth leaders  to respond to the growing trend of radical and/or extreme behavior in young people throughout Europe. Game Changer promotes tolerance, respect and civic engagement among young people to prevent polarization within communities. […]

CEAR

We are partnering  Lusófona University in CEAR project which general objective is to systematize a practical model of community and civic engagement that can enhance civil society’s skills and capacity to prevent and counter radicalisation (PVE/CVE) by developing digital toolkits to disseminate in the local communities. Secondly, to develop support structures offering to all relevant local […]

EU Democracy Rally

The Erasmus + project EU Democracy Rally offers young people tools for designing political and social campaigns in order to strengthen their willingness to actively participate in political processes. Well-informed citizens are needed to help shape the future. Active citizenship is particularly important in times of crisis. Under the management of Zentrum fir Politesch Bildung […]

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. […]

13.07.2022

Strengthening TechSoup Global Network

As TechSoup Global Network we want to better support nonprofits in their digital transformation. Together with our partners, we cooperate on many levels and joint educational initiatives. At the end of June 2022, we gathered in Lisbon with six TechSoup partners hosted by Entrajuda for the training “How to support CSOs in their Digital Transformation”. […]

07.07.2022

A Nonprofit Digital Transformation Story in Slovenia

Nowadays, the balanced and healthy use of digital technology poses a challenge for the whole society.  A Slovenian nonprofit Zavod Nora (LOGOUT)’s mission is to improve digital well-being of young people and raise awareness of the balanced and healthy use of media and technology. Our Slovenian partner – Youth Information and Counseling Center in Slovenia […]

21.06.2022

“War-time Disinformation Landscape in the CEE”: Online Discussion

Join Hive Mind for a webinar about the current war-time disinformation landscape in Central Eastern Europe and learn about ways of mitigating its harmful effects. Register here and see you on Zoom on Thursday, June 30th, at 5 pm CET. ️ It’s been almost 4 months since Russia escalated the war in Ukraine and we […]

21.06.2022

Nonprofit Digital Transformation Case Study from Austria

Today, we would like you to meet Sterntalerhof: the digital pioneer going pro with cloud-based solutions. Sterntalerhof is an independent, non-profit organisation running a children’s hospice and a mobile support service for families with seriously and terminally ill children; it was founded in 1999 in the Burgenland region of eastern Austria. In 2008, Sterntalerhof wanted […]

16.06.2022

A Nonprofit Digital Transformation Case Study from Bulgaria 

Are you interested in how digital transformation is changing the nature of nonprofit work? Read the interview with Bilitis, the oldest LGBT+ organisation in Bulgaria which took the digital journey and accomplished an effective transformation. Simona Bodnikowa (SB), TechSoup Bulgaria: Hi Lilly. You work in Bilitis – the oldest and the best-known LGBT+ organisation in Bulgaria. […]

08.06.2022

Meet and Code is Back! Apply Until September 14th

Meet and Code is back for the 6th year, and we are putting the ‘Meet’ back in Meet and Code. Calling all NPOs! We are proud to announce that following two years of virtual and hybrid events, we are welcoming back in-person workshops this year! We can’t wait to see the collaboration, community and new […]

07.06.2022

E+ Mobility Training on ‘Building an Online Education Programme’

As a TechSoup network, we want to improve adult education learning programmes and better serve adult learners from nonprofit sector. Together with our partners, we cooperate on many levels and joint educational initiatives. In the beginning of June, we gathered in Vienna with 7 TechSoup partners: Fundacja TechSoup, WCIF, NIOK, Entrajuda, VIA, Metamorphosis, hosted by […]

02.06.2022

A Nonprofit Digital Transformation Story from Hungary

Meet Bátor Tábor from Hungary and learn about their team involvement in the digital journey. If you want to launch digital transformation with your team, visit www.techsoup.org and choose your country! Don’t wait. Go Digital! What are digital transformation examples?   If you are interested in #tech4good activities, events, resources and communities, subscribe to TechSoup Europe newsletter! Check more impact stories […]

25.05.2022

EU Democracy Rally Call for Participants

Join the first cross-border EU Democracy Rally from 26 June to 2 July 2022 in Luxembourg. Registration When? 26th June (arrival date) – 2nd July (departure date) REGISTRATION  

19.05.2022

A Nonprofit Digital Transformation Case Study from Poland

The world of technology is developing extremely fast, so in order to work better and more efficiently, it is important to catch up with relevant changes in the organisation. These micro-changes may be implementing new tools, improving communication, adjusting file sharing, and management. Thanks to such changes, NGOs can operate in an integrated environment, communication […]

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, […]

28.03.2022

TechSoup Europe Partners Back Together Offline!

After two long years of break, a group of six TechSoup partners: Sdruzeni VIA (Czech Republic), Entrajuda (Portugal), Metamorphosis Foundation (North Macedonia), WCIF (Bulgaria), Fundacja TechSoup (Poland) and Fundraising Verband Association (Austria)  in March 2022, met in Prague for the face to face training “Cloud solutions for capacity building of CSOs”. During three days of […]

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 […]

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