On May 25, the selection process will begin to identify best digital solutions within the Acceleration Programme and Civic Tech Сompetition Act to Support.
10 NGOs will receive funding to develop civic tech tools to support IDPs, in particular, youth, relocated small and micro-businesses, and IDP host communities as well as to address other problems that have arisen or aggravated as a result of the war.
Winners will receive awards of up to EUR 20,000 each to implement their projects. Support can be obtained for the development of new products as well as significant improvements or additions to those the organisation is already working on. This includes chatbots, websites, applications, and other digital solutions.
To apply for the сompetition, please read the terms and conditions on the contest website: www.act2support.in.ua and fill out the application form by June 25, 2023. Participation is open to civil society organisations that are working on the development of digital tools, including charities, public associations, and other non-profit organisations registered in Ukraine.
“According to the Ministry of Reintegration, as of February 2023, about 4.8 million internally displaced persons were registered in Ukraine, yet, their real number is between five to almost seven million,” said Victor Liakh, President of East Europe Foundation. “The challenges posed by the war to IDPs, including businesses, youth and the host communities are enormous. We encourage civil society organizations to put forward their ideas and innovative solutions to help overcome these challenges and contribute to Ukraine recovery.”
The competition will take place in several stages. At the first stage, the expert commission will identify 40 best projects to participate in the Ideathon, where the сompetition jury will select 20 participants for the Acceleration Programme. Finally, at the DemoDay, 10 winners will be selected, who will receive up to 20,000 euros as an award to implement their civic tech tool.
The competition is organised by East Europe Foundation as part of the Phoenix Project with financial support from the European Union.