There are two successful editions of the ‘Discover e-volunteering’ so far. The 1st edition of the Competition was organized in 2011, as one of the Flagship Projects of the European Year of Volunteering; it was also organized within the Polish Presidency of the Council of the European Union. The 2nd edition ended in 2013 with the ‘Discover e-volunteering. Change the WWWorld!’ Conference dedicated to digital social revolution that affects our daily life.
During two editions of the ‘Discover e-volunteering’ over 140 good practices from 31 European countries have been gathered. They are perfect examples of making good use of the power of e-communities and possibilities created by new technologies. These projects seem to be an accurate answer for social problems that can be solved by individuals and communities through the Internet. The organizers of the competition are convinced that this base of good e-volunteering practices will serve as an inspiration for people willing to help others and a tool to change the negative image of the Internet.
The 3rd edition of the ‘Discover e-volunteering’ has got a new formula: it’s a grant competition, through which the great ideas for the e-volunteering projects can becoming true.
But what’s the most important: the competition is not only about giving grants – the finalists will have access to workshops and mentoring sessions with experts, who’ll support them in creation of high-quality e-volunteering projects.
What is required?
Ideas for projects, in which Internet users in a voluntary and non-paid way support others, share their knowledge and skills or create something for social good. Projects can fit into one or more types of e-volunteering , but doesn’t have to – innovations are very welcome!
Who can take part in the competition?
Every non-governmental organization (NGO) from Europe, that has an idea for e-volunteering project.
Important! If the NGOs is planning to cooperate with employee volunteers when implementing the project, it will receive bonus points during the assessment!
Call for applications – apply before July 15th,2014
What can you win?
4 grants x 2000 euro for the development of your e-volunteering project!
Finalists will have the opportunity to attend the workshops and mentoring session with experts on e-volunteering and the usage of ICTs in social projects.
All projects submitted to the competition will be published in the database of good e-volunteering practices – the first database of that kind in Europe! Finalists will be promoted across Europe during intensive campaign accompanying the online voting and then during the ‘Discover e-volunteering. Change the WWWorld!’ videoconference.