Success Stories

Learn how corporations are improving their communities through their CSR partnerships with TechSoup Europe.

In 2017 we helped SAP to promote STEM Education. Together we reached 22 000 children and youth from 15 Middle and Eastern European countries organising coding events, robotic classes, or hackathons.

MEET AND CODE 2017

Together with Microsoft Romania and the Opening Opportunities project, we improved youth digital skills in the poorest region of EU. Asociatia Techsoup received the European Digital Skills Award in 2017 for this program.

Bitdefender became the first European company to partner with TechSoup on the global expansion platform, giving 1 million registered users access to its security expertise and technologies.

Bitdefender has partnered with TechSoup since 2012 to protect the world’s most vulnerable from the growing dangers of malware and e-risks through the donation of its products to nonprofits across the world. After the programme launched in 2012, the programme quickly expanded into new countries. By 2015, Bitdefender became the first European company to partner with TechSoup on the global expansion platform, giving 1 million registered users access to Bitdefender’s security expertise and technologies. The partnership between TechSoup and Bitdefender originated from a relationship between one of TechSoup Global Network Partners, Asociatia Techsoup Romania and Bitdefender, both of which are headquartered in Bucharest.  Since then, Bitdefender has scaled its CSR programme to a global level, having donated over $3.7M in retail value to nonprofits since the partnership started.

A regional Wii bowling contest for seniors? Yes! That happened. Ateliers Du Bocage, TechSoup France partner, mobilized young volunteers to accompany senior citizens and teach them how to use digital tools so they can rock in e-sport.

Projects

Silver GEEK

Launched in 2014, the Silver Geek project is the result of a multi-stakeholder approach in Poitou-Charentes, France to address two key issues: aging and digital inclusion. The project started when “Le Rameau,” a research lab on innovative partnerships, approached several local stakeholders (including Orange and ADB) to address social issues within their community. A diverse mix of […]

Opening Opportunities

The Opening Opportunities is an educational program of Asociatia Techsoup launched in 2013. It brings together mixed teams of students working on technical projects together with their Microsoft mentor. Opening Opportunities brings together mixed teams of not just students from different high-schools, but also from different cities, working for 6 months on technical projects and using Skype […]

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.

Apps4Cities / Дані міст

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.

News

17.05.2019

Survivors’ Network – How Does It Work?

“Many NGOs, including ours, try to fix as many things as possible at the same time. But it’s impossible”, says Alexandra from Romanian organization  A.L.E.G. So she tried to focus on one goal instead – which was creating a campaign, connecting survivors of domestic violence with those women who are still struggling to get out […]

02.05.2019

European Fundraising School

In cooperation with CFRE, the Fundraising Association Austria – TechSoup Partner – is offering – for the 4th time – the European Fundraising School, a high-quality 5-day training program designed to meet the needs of fundraising beginners and experts. So take your major donors skills onto a new level with the workshop “Raising more money […]

11.04.2019

Procurement Announcement

Fundacja TechSoup invites applications to deliver a logo, brand book and website for the project entitled “Radical Awareness Game Engagement” (RAGE), financed by the European Union within the framework of the Internal Security Fund – Police (grant agreement number 812621). 1. General Information 1.1 Details of the contracting authority Name: Fundacja TechSoup Address: ul. Bracka […]

15.03.2019

TechSoup Europe Develops Digital Literacy Program

TechSoup partners from Europe active in digital literacy education exchange good practices on developing and implementing training programs addressed to the NGO sector. Les Ateliers du Bocage, ILUNION Tecnología y Accesibilidad, Fundraising Verband Austria, Fondacija Mozaik/Masta, Socialtechno, TechSoup Polska and GURT are part of Digital Literacy Framework for the Social Sector. Improvement of the digital literacy […]

12.03.2019

Winners of Meet and Code Award

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 […]

25.01.2019

V Edition of the Discapnet Awards for Accessible Technologies

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 […]

24.01.2019

Watch, Listen, and Learn

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 […]

11.01.2019

Meet and Code Award 2018

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 […]

01.12.2018

GURT recognized again as The Best Capacity Building Provider

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 […]

29.11.2018

TechSoup Europe Annual Report FY18

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

18.11.2018

MEGAPHONE 2018

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 […]

30.10.2018

More than 50,000 Participants of Meet and Code

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 […]

28.10.2018

Academy of Good Communication

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 […]

14.10.2018

OpenAsso – a New Platform for Getting Answers to French Nonprofits’ Needs

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 […]

04.10.2018

Meet and Code 2018: 1.100 Programming-Events over 500 cities across Europe

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 […]

03.10.2018

Hackathon Making Open Data Portal More Useful for Citizens and Businesses

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 […]

21.09.2018

MEGAPHONE – Changing the Game

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 […]

16.08.2018

EVPA Annual Conference, Warsaw 2018

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, […]

24.07.2018

Teaching the Future 2018 Accelerator: Bootcamp #1

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 – […]

04.07.2018

Code for All Global Summit: The Heroes of Tech

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 […]

04.07.2018

Spain: Art for All. Technology Makes Art Accessible for People with and without Disabilities

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 […]

04.06.2018

Promote Coding and Apply for a Grant!

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 […]

03.06.2018

Mental Health of Mothers in Postpartum and Nuclear Waste are the First Issues of Social Campaigns We Help to Prepare

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 – […]

02.05.2018

Software Marketplace for Charities

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 […]

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