On 18 February 2021, the e-Governance Academy team, together with ICEDA partners, organized the second part of the ICEDA training for sub-grantees and members of the ICEDA network on the digital agenda with experience, knowledge and skills from Estonia. The first part of the training was held on 25 and 26 January 2021. More information about the first part of the training can be found here. The training will be followed by 2 webinars on topics chosen by participants as the most necessary.
While the first part of the training was based on understanding the Digital Agenda and its significance and implementation in the Western Balkans, developing and promoting digital literacy, digital transformation, and the link between the public sector and the Digital Agenda, the second part focused more on reviewing of case studies (e-citizen in Estonia), and the connection of the Digital Agenda with the local self-government and the local population.
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.
Тhe second part of the training was led by the experts of the e-Governance Academy, Kristina Mend and Kristina Reinsalu, and Urmo Kubar, State Adviser for Civil Cooperation at the Office of the President of the Republic of Estonia.
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.