On 11 March 2021, the team of the e-Governance Academy, together with ICEDA partners, organized the first webinar for ICEDA sub-grantees and members of the ICEDA network, on the topic of Cyber Security. The purpose of the webinar was to develop a discussion on what cyber security means for institutions, and what does it mean for citizens, about the security of personal information, how citizens can monitor the use of their data and monitor the authorities through e-governance, how to raise awareness among citizens about cyber security and the safe use of e-services, online tools, the Internet, and what we can and cannot do regarding network security. At the webinar, through interactive sessions, presentations, quizzes, national and group discussions, participants were able to exchange knowledge and experiences from their Western Balkan countries.
The training was intended for capacity building of sub-grantees and members of the ICEDA network from the first cycle of the small grant scheme LOT 1: Awarding sub-grants to e-government support centers, namely, from Albania – Artivista Center, Epoka e Re (New Epoch) and European Youth Association, from Kosovo – Democracy Plus, Forum for Civic Initiatives and Kosovo Youth Council, from Montenegro – Center for Youth Education, Roma Youth Organization “Walk with us – Phiren Amenca” and Super Hub Pljevlja, from North Macedonia – Association for Tolerance and Cooperation of Citizens (ACTAC), Rural Coalition and SmartUp – Laboratory for Social Innovation and from Serbia – Center for Social Integration, Deli – Space for Creative Activity and SINHRO.
The entire process of building knowledge was led by experts from the e-Governance Academy, Christina Mend, Epp Maaten and Merle Maigre.
The project “Increasing Civic Engagement in the Digital Agenda – ICEDA” is implemented by the Metamorphosis Foundation (North Macedonia), the Academy of e-Governance (Estonia), Levizja Mjaft! (Albania), CRTA – Center for Research, Transparency and Accountability (Serbia), NGO 35mm (Montenegro) and ODK – Open Data Kosovo (Kosovo). The project is being implemented with financial support from the European Union.