A Contest For European Union Country members.
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.
Are you a Civic Tech innovator? 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! Submit your project now!
You wish to support Civic Tech projects you know about? Spread the word using the Competition hashtag #civictech4democracy and visit our Facebook page CivicTech4Democracy!
The awards ceremony and showcase event
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.
Do not miss a great opportunity to showcase your project and get global recognition in the capital of Europe!
All contestants will be also awarded a participation certificate issued by the EU.
Competition Requirements & Principles
After you paste your youtube video’s URL and complete your application on this page, your video will not immediately appear in the gallery.
Before making it visible on the gallery, the CivicTech4Democracy team will make sure that:
- Your video presents an ongoing civic tech initiative or an already completed civic tech project that took place after 2010,
- Your video answers 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 are either in English, Spanish or French,
- Your videos’s format and sound quality is adequate,
CivicTech4Democracy focuses on “civic tech that works for democracy”. It celebrates successful efforts, projects that have, or have had, a demonstrated effect on civic life.
The CivicTech4Democracy team and/or the CivicTech4Democracy Jury reserve the right to reject your application — or remove the project from the competition if at any stage it is informed that:
- The project/initiative presented in the video has no real existence or is vastly misrepresented,
- The identity of the project’s designer, implementer or manager is misrepresented,
- Online votes were artificially collected through automatic systems such as bots, or through paid advertising,
- The project was produced in direct support of a political party campaign before elections,
- The video contains hate speech, incitement to violence, religious intolerance, and any type of message that runs contrary to the EU’s commitment to human rights, fundamental freedoms and democracy,
Project rejections or cancellations on the above grounds are final and cannot be appealed.
The publisher of this website is Mr Raphael Pouyé, of Supporting Democracy. A Citizen’s Organisation Programme.
The website also abides to the European Union’s Information Providers Guidelines (http://ec.europa.eu/ipg/), although it is not an official European website.
The website consists of a public contest (“civictech4democracy”) designed to attract civic technology projects from EUD countries (non-OECD countries) and it will be online for the sole duration of the campaign, i.e. 22 May – 15 September 2018), after which it will be taken offline and its data deleted.
For more information click "LINK TO ORIGINAL" below.