The idea
Can we change this world? Drive social change in Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia? Impossible? No! It is possible. And: Yes, we can. Between 5-7 October 2018 we brought together NGOs, activists and the creative community to connect, exchange and start new projects under time pressure during a unique European Hackathon. And we also announced the first “Change the World Award” for the best projects from 24h hackathon, held during the event.

Democracy rests on debate and civic engagement. With the internet we have more channels than ever to make ourselves heard. How can we harness digital media for new forms of social campaigning and a vital participatory democracy? How does storytelling for human rights works? How can we raise awareness in society for social change and participation in democratic process? And what does it take for you to become a relevant actor in the digital environment? These are some of the questions at the core of “Change the world within three days”, the first European Hackathon/ barcamp, held in Kyiv in October 2018.

The project
The first European Hackathon/barcamp is unlike any classical conference you have ever attended. User-generated, fast and fun, it offers a unique opportunity for participants from the creative community, civil society, politics and the tech and start up scene to come together, learn from each other, start new projects and co-create. Leading experts from tech and politics, filmmaking and storytelling will stand ready to provide inputs and feedback and there is ample room for personal reflection. But in the end it is YOUR conference, a unique “learning and doing experience” driven by participants’ desire to share and learn in an open environment.

The Kyiv edition of Digital Dialogue 18 took place from 5th to 7th of October in Kyiv, Ukraine.

Generous funding was provided by German Federal Foreign Office.