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27.08.2019

Meet and Code Grants Available Until September 8

Until September 8, nonprofits from 25 European countries may apply for Meet and Code grants. Get 300-500 euro and promote coding and digital skills! It is the high time to prepare yourself for upcoming European Code Week (5 – 20 October 2019) and prepare great coding event for participants aged  8 – 24! We encourage nonprofits to cooperate with teachers, […]

12.06.2019

Optimism and Humour in Communication – Lessons Learnt During Tech4Stories Workshops

Public participation in Bucharest seemed like an abstract thing just 10 years ago. But now more and more citizens are determined to take their city back and have a greater impact on the decision-making processes – says Silvie Boeriu from CeRe, an organisation that helps citizens solve the problems of their communities. During our Tech4Stories […]

03.06.2019

Meet and Code 2019: Grant Applications Now Open

Starting June 3, the initiative Meet and Code invites local nonprofits across Europe to apply for micro-grants to organize events that foster interest in and access to digital skills among young Europeans. Last year, more than 50,000 young people took part in 1,100 programming events. Grants of up to 500 Euro are available to bring […]

20.05.2019

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 – […]

30.04.2018

Coding the Future in Romania Powered By Opening Opportunities

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 […]

08.12.2017

Asociatia TechSoup the winner of this year European Digital Skills Awards!

The Opening Opportunities project realized in cooperation with Microsoft got the deserved recognition form the European Commission. It was awarded the prize for its impact, creating synergy among different stakeholders, scalability as well as effective outreach to vulnerable groups, among others youth from rural areas and small towns. Opening Opportunities is a mentor-driven computer science […]

06.10.2017

Teaching the Future: The Second Boot Camp of the Computer Science Teaching Accelerator in Romania

Teaching <the> Future  (Predau Viitor) is the first computer science (CS) teaching accelerator in Romania, created and built by our Romanian partner – Asociatia Techsoup with the support of the Romanian American Foundation. Predau Viitor directly connects CS high-school teachers to the Romanian IT industry and helps them to create and experiment new methods of […]

03.10.2017

Europe is Skilling Up in Digital

EU Code Week is coming next week on 7-22 October – join one of 500 events prepared by NGOs that we supported, and help create with code! Computers, smartphones, tablets and… coding. These things are almost inseparable from our lives. And even though we use them every day,  we are not always aware of how […]

25.04.2017

The Opening Opportunities Educational Program by Asociatia Techsoup

20 finalist teams of the Opening Opportunities educational program created by Asociatia Techsoup and Microsoft Romania have presented their 6 months’ work results with their Microsoft CSS mentors. The Demo Days closing event was the biggest event of the program, bringing together 130 high-school students from 10 cities in Romania. Opening Opportunities is the first […]

09.03.2017

TechSoup Europe Interactive Way of eLearning

It’s hard to find good webinars addressed to the needs of civil society, instead of business. The TechSoup Europe Network takes the challenge to produce webinars addressing social topics with a  local context and in various languages.   In the end of February 2017, participants from 11 countries from our network practiced together various aspects […]

27.01.2017

NGOs and Technology in Romania 2016 Report

As an advocate for effectively using technology for social good, Asociatia Techsoup wanted to research Romanian NGO’s and their current use of technology. “NGOs and Technology in Romania” is the first national report on this topic helping to build a strong image of the current technological situation of NGOs in Romania. It answers fundamental questions […]

16.12.2016

Hour of Code 2016 With Asociatia Techsoup And Microsoft Romania

Over 700 secondary school students from 8 cities in Romania have attended Hour of Code “Minecraft” events organized by Asociatia Techsoup and Microsoft. The goal was to encourage youth with computer programming and foster a passion for coding. Students from 8 cities in Romania learned to code their first computer program with the help of […]

 
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