2018 EaP Civil Society Hackathon: Your chance to help your community with IT solutions

We are glad to invite you to the second EaP Civil Society Hackathon to be held in Minsk (Belarus) on 1-3 June 2018! The registration for the event opened on Monday, 9 April 2018!

2018 EaP Civil Society Hackathon will bring together civil society activists, IT professionals and designers from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine to work on ICT tools and software projects that would enable civil society to contribute to reforms and democratic changes in their home countries.

For three days the participants will work together on IT solutions that would enable civil society organisations and activists better serve the needs of their communities, and would help citizens participate in decision making. The best ICT tool idea developed within the Hackathon will get support to be fully developed and launched.

How to Apply:

To apply for participation in the Hackathon please register here. Registration starts on Monday, 9 April 2018. The deadline for submission of applications is 23 April 2018 for civil society activists and 14 May 2018 for IT professionals and graphic designers.

Who Can Apply:

Participation in 2018 EaP Civil Society Hackathon is open to all citizens of EaP countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine) with a strong civil position and real experience of civic work, regardless of their experience of working for a CSO.

Applications from grassroots activists and young IT professionals from across the region are encouraged. 

What ICT Tools are Eligible:

2018 EaP Civil Society Hackathon accepts ideas of ICT tools that empower digital participation of civil society, improve transparency of public institutions and enable broader citizen involvement in decision making processes. This includes such areas as e-Participation, e-Transparency, open data, citizens mobilisation, citizen-to-citizens services, and CSO transparency & accountability. Possible topics may include public monitoring of budget execution, election monitoring, citizens reporting, crime mapping, interactive mapping, citizen journalism, and many others. More details.

Check our Infographics below and read the Guidelines for Applicants for more details. 

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