Engine Room’s second Replication Sprint on Unlocking Data for Social Good: Inviting Organisations from Eastern Europe and Western Balkans

November 28th, 2016 | by mihai |

Deadline: 7 December 2016
Are you a non-profit working to increase government transparency and accountability in Eastern Europe and Western Balkans? Are you sitting on hundreds (or thousands) of scanned PDF documents whose content would greatly improve transparency, but would take too much time to analyse manually?
Apply to Participate in The Engine Room’s second Replication Sprint on Unlocking Data for Social Good!
Replication sprints are a part of The Engine Room’s Matchbox Program, which is designed to develop lasting partnerships with organisations that want to integrate data and technology in their social change projects. A week is spent with a few organisations that are facing the same challenges and interested in developing similar projects. Participants will walk away with components they can use right away. The end product will be complete in design and features, and developed around the specific needs of participants.

We will be flying you to a venue in North-West Croatia (Istria) in the second half of January 2017 and you will spend five full days with us and the experts working on your project. Travel and accommodation expenses will be covered.
Eligible applicants
are based in Eastern Europe and Western Balkans.
work on transparency and accountability of governments.
have a large number of messy documents about a specific issue (such as cadastral information, politicians’ expenses, government invoices for public projects etc) and you need help pulling information out of them.
use data and technology for your advocacy and campaigning activities: collecting, analysing, visualising data.
already tried to analyse these documents using technology, but think they can do more with community help.
are ready to dedicate five days of your time in late January 2017 to work with our team of experts.
How to Apply. Applicants must submit applications online via given website.
Eligible Countries
Russia, the Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary, Romania, Moldova, Croatia, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Slovenia, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Belarus, Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania, Kosovo and Macedonia.
For more information, please visit https://www.theengineroom.org/open-call-second-replication-sprint/.

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