EaP Civil Society Hackathon
The European Union is committed to supporting civil society in Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries, including through supporting the development of ICT tools for transparency, accountability, digital participation and public services. As a part of these efforts, in 2017-2020 the European Union’s Eastern Partnership Civil Society Facility project organises a series of EaP regional hackathons.
2018 EaP Civil Society Hackathon is the second hackathon in the series. It will bring together about 60 civil society activists, IT professionals and web-designers from six EaP countries – Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine – to Minsk, Belarus, to work face-to-face on software projects that would enable civil society better to contribute to reforms and democratic changes in their home countries. The Hackathon participants will get support and advice from a multidisciplinary team of guest speakers and mentors, with proven experience in social tech initiatives, IT start-ups and consulting companies.
The overall goal of the EaP Civil Society Hackathon is to establish long-term cooperation between local civil society and IT community that would results in developing new ICT tools to empower digital participation of citizens, to improve transparency and communication of governmental decisions and spending, to enable broader participation in decision making process and to advance public services.
2018 Eastern Partnership Civil Society Hackathon is an integral part of the EU-funded Eastern Partnership Civil Society Facility project.