Three representatives of the Metamorphosis Foundation from 28 to 30 June are participating in the training “How to support civil society organizations in their digital transformation”, which is being held in Lisbon, Portugal. Representatives of the partner organizations from Portugal, the Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary and Poland participate in the training, and the event takes place on the premises of the Entrajuda organization, which is the first food bank opened in Portugal.
Representatives of the civil sector have the opportunity to learn in detail about the key principles of change management, but also to be informed about the TechSoup digital transformation framework as part of the change management process. Several case studies were reviewed in-depth as positive examples from Portugal, North Macedonia and Poland in supporting civil society organizations in their digital transformation. Special emphasis was placed on the web platforms created to support volunteer work in Portugal (https://bolsadovoluntarido.pt), to support people facing food shortages in Portugal (http://rededeemergencia.pt) and to support Ukraine after the beginning of the Russian aggression (www.wehelpukraine.org).
The training allowed the participants to learn more about the partnership between corporate partners and civil society organizations in the implementation of digital transformation, but also how the non-governmental sector can continue with digital transformation after the end of the Covid-19 pandemic. The meeting with the Microsoft team from Portugal, with which they exchanged experiences regarding the implementation of digital transformation within the non-profit sector, attracted particular attention among the participants.
The participants of the event have the opportunity to get to know the most important details regarding the terms “privacy” and “cyber-security”, but also to visit the first food bank in Portugal and learn close about its daily activities.
The training aims to improve the capacities of civil society organizations in the further implementation of the digital transformation, both within their projects and more broadly in the context of the societies where they come from.
The event in Lisbon is part of the project “Empowering civil society through digital transformation”, which is organized with the support of the National Agency for European Educational Programs and Mobility within the Erasmus+ program.