OUR AIM IS TO

Interest activists in technology for transparency

Help them understand how tech can help achieve their goals

Empower activists to work with tech experts

BARRIERS WE OVERCOME

Activists are often afraid that:

TECH FOR TRANSPARENCY IS TOO ADVANCED!

The language used by techies makes it impossible to even start

LEARNING CHALLENGES

Training offered in this area often prove to be too difficult because:

Repetition of facts without context is not useful to practitioners

Programs are often overloaded with information

At the end of a course, participants still don’t know where to start

COMMUNICATION BETWEEN EXPERTS

Civic activists and tech specialists often don’t understand each other:

NGO-TRANSPARENCY JARGON

Overcoming the barrier of translating

TECH-JARGON

WE TEACH HOW TO:

ACHIEVE YOUR MISSION
with smart use of technology
USE DATA
to get evidence & a clear understanding of problems
USE DATA-STORYTELLING
to engage people

TRAININGS CONCEPT

TransparenCEE Data Advocacy for Change education program is based on three principles:

Introducing activists to the fundamentals of data during offline workshops designed for strengthening open attitudes, acquiring basic expertise and building skills on cooperating with experts.

Goal Oriented Offline Workshops for Beginners

Conducting offline workshops lead by two equally important experts:

  1. Data expert
  2. Adult education expert
Trainers’ Team: Educator and Geek

Inviting the alumni of workshops to join the TransparenCEE network and use social media and Slack channels to keep them engaged in the community.

Participants Joining the TCEE Network

During our workshops we focus on enabling participants to start using technology in their organizations and to cooperate more effectively with tech experts. That said, we focus less on passing the technical expertise and skills, and more on understanding how modern day technology can be helpful in their everyday work.

We empower participants to work with tech experts, because often they feel unprepared to have balanced collaboration with programmers, data scientists and designers. This “less is more” approach ensures that participants are eased into the subject and get confident in their future collaborations.

We create teams composed of two trainers, an adult education specialist and a technical expert. The importance of this combination cannot be overstated – it provides the balance in the program of the training,

and it ensures that the expertise does not come before attitudes and basic skills. The preparatory work of this team is crucial – they thoroughly prepare engaging learning methods and choose relevant examples from the participants’ field of expertise.

The workshops are just the beginning of the learning process – they open participants’ minds towards thinking about how to use technology in their accountability work. In the TransparenCEE community we provide an ecosystem of learning opportunities: a website with various resources and contact to community leaders via different channels, peer2peer working groups, online and offline education opportunities, face to face meetings like large conferences as well as smaller meetups.

Learning by doing is emphasized through scaling tech tools across the network with mentoring from experts and practitioners. This is how the “less is more” of the first workshop approach in the long run supports efficient and independent learning directed towards independence in planning and implementing usage of technology by participants of the workshops.

FOR WHOM?

In TransparenCEE we focus on working with data for transparency activists in Central and Eastern Europe
For activists and organizations already working in the field of transparency and accountability
The workshop was centered around how technology can help you achieve your goals easier and faster

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