POINT Conference (Political Accountability and New Technologies) is a regional conference of civil society organizations from 7 countries of Southeast Europe, which are intensively engaged in using new technologies in their work, but it will also involve the participation of organizations, individuals, groups and institutions dealing with specific topics that the conference is focused on.

If you are involved in political accountability projects and want to learn more about the usage of new technologies in this field, or maybe you are a developer who wants to get involved with some civil society projects around open government, or you are somebody who connects those two worlds and wants to meet similar people and learn more about what is happening around the world, in particular in Southeast Europe, then there are a bunch of fellowships for covering the costs of travel and accommodation for participants from the following countries:

  • Albania
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Kosovo
  • Macedonia
  • Montenegro
  • Serbia

Read more in order to apply for accommodation and travel fellowship here: POINT 4.0 participants invitation.

The Regional Network ActionSEE won’t be able to grant fellowships for participants from outside of the above mentioned countries, but everybody is welcome to come. In this case you can contact them at info@zastone.ba.

Become a speaker:

Everybody who works in the intersection of activism, political accountability and new technologies in SEE is invited to submit a proposal for a short (up to 15 min) presentation about their work in the field. If you’re an activist developing a project related to the use of new technologies in fields of government accountability monitoring and/or open data, or if you want to share a story about a success of technology-related project(s) of civil society, or about the use of new technologies for advocacy or monitoring different branches of government — they would love to have you on the stage and get to know more about your experiences.

You can learn more about the submission of presentations here: POINT 4.0 open call invitation.

The deadline for both submissions is March 31st. After that, the list of accepted proposals will be published and we will contact all the candidates.

You can learn more about the conference at: point.zastone.ba/en or on the FB page.

POINT conference is organized by Regional Network ActionSEE created by CA Why not (Zašto ne) from BiH, Center for Research on Transparency and Accountability (CRTA) from Serbia, Metamorphosis Foundation from Macedonia, and Center for Democratic Transition (CDT) from Montenegro. The partners on POINT 4.0 will be the National Endowment for Demoracy, Fundacja Techsoup, US Embassy in BiH, Balkan Trust for Democracy, Heinrich Boell Foundation BiH and Friedrich Ebert Foundation BiH.

If you have any questions regarding the conference, feel free to send an e-mail at info@zastone.ba