Today, 15 April 2021, the team of the e-Governance Academy, together with the ICEDA partners, organized the second webinar for ICEDA sub-grantees and members of the ICEDA network, directed towards promoting e-services and e-ideology. The aim of this webinar was to talk about promoting e-services and using new media to reach different target groups, share insights about how to build successful communication messages, and offer recommendations for democratic e-society. 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 knowledge transfer was facilitated by Kristina Mänd, a Senior Expert on e-Democracy in eGA and a civil society activist, and Daniel Vaarik, an Estonian PR and communications expert who is currently managing an e-media channel Levila. Daniel has been the Chief of Communications and PR of the Prime Minister of Estonia, a member of the think tank of the President of Estonia and of a jury on digital design. He has managed and founded a few PR-companies and won the excellent journalism award.
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.