European Union’s CivicTech4Democracy Global Competition 2018 (Win a trip to Brussels)

European Union’s CivicTech4Democracy Global Competition 2018 (Win a trip to Brussels)

Deadline: July 31, 2018

The CivicTech4Democracy Global Competition 2018 is now open. Are you a Civic Tech innovator? Working on an ongoing or completed civictech project aiming to improve democracy? Submit your project now and take a shot at receiving an EU prize and showcase your project to European donors and civic tech experts in the capital of Europe.

CivicTech4Democracy is the European Union’s global competition showcasing democratic innovation by Citizens for Citizens across the world. Every day, everywhere, citizens invent new ways of bringing democracy closer to the people.

Democracy is a core value of the European Union. Digital technologies have brought a sea change to how citizens engage in political action. This is the reason why, this year, the EU wants to celebrate the dynamism and creativity of activists across the world who use or create digital tools to bring democracy closer to the people.

CivicTech4Democracy will reward projects that have successfully used digital tools to advance democracy and were implemented sometime between 2010 and now. The six winning projects will be showcased in Brussels on 14 September 2018. Don’t miss the chance to showcase your ongoing or recent project to influential technologists, lawmakers, and fellow activists in Brussels, the capital of Europe!

Prizes

 

  • All six winners will be invited to Brussels, the capital of Europe, to receive their EU Award, present their projects on a global stage, and meet foremost European Civic Tech experts, democracy specialists, and international donors. The Awards Ceremony will take place during a special CivicTech4Democracy showcase event in Brussels, on 14 September 2018, on the eve of the International Day of Democracy.
  • The six winning projects will also be presented in detail in the first EU Civic Tech handbook.
  • All contestants will be also awarded a participation certificate issued by the EU.

Do not miss a great opportunity to showcase your project and get global recognition in the capital of Europe!

Eligibility

Apply if:

  • You are an NGO worker, a blogger, a civic technologist, a grassroots activist, an advocate for rights, an academic… or anyone who has used digital tools to advance democracy and serve the public good somewhere
  • Your project was successfully implemented sometime between 2010 and now
  • Your project has advanced transparency, participation and/or accountability in a non-OECD country

Requirements

  • Your video should present an ongoing civic tech initiative or an already completed civic tech project that took place after 2010,
  • Your video should answer the following questions: What was the problem? What was your goal? How did your civic tech solution help to address it? How did people benefit from your project?
  • Your video’s soundtrack or captions/subtitles should either in English, Spanish or French,
  • Your videos’s format and sound quality should be adequate

Guidelines

Your video must not be longer than 2 minutes. In it, you must explain briefly (by simply talking to the camera or smartphone or adding film and/or animations):

  • What was the problem?
  • What was your goal?
  • How did your civic tech solution help to address it?
  • How did people benefit from your project?
 Please upload your video on youtube and copy its URL.

Application

Upload your 2-minute project video, Collect online votes and Win a best project award by July 31, 2018.

How to apply:

  1. Make a short video. Present your civic tech initiative in a short video (what was the problem? what was your goal? how did you do it? how did your advance transparency and/or participation and/or accountability? How did people benefit from your project?). It must be short: maximum two minutes, but less is even better!
  2. Share your video link. Upload your video or animation on YouTube, go to the CivicTech4Democracy application form on their website (it only takes 3 minutes to fill-in) and simply paste your YouTube video’s URL!
  3. Describe your civic tech initiative in a few words. They will review your submission and will contact you as soon as possible to confirm your participation in the competition.

Click here to apply.

Any questions? Send us an email at [email protected]

For more information, visit CivicTech4Democracy.

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