The project « European Smart Citizens’ Initiative » was funded with the support of the European Union under the Programme “Europe for Citizens”
Preparatory activities: the activities involved 7 participants.
Location / Dates: online meetings
Short description: these activities consisted of online meetings together with partner organisations to prepare for the event.
Events: 4 events have been carried out within this project:
Participation: The event involved 231 citizens,
Location / Dates: The event took place online (Vilnius, Lithuania), from 25/02/2022 to 27/02/2022
Short description: The aim of the event was on education and digital skills, as it is increasingly clear that traditional education systems are failing to keep up with the rapid pace of technological change and the needs of the job market. To address this, the event hosted an online hackathon to help participants by creating a platform to brainstorm and inviting professionals to help in order to brainstorm ideas and create demo solutions on how these pressing issues may be solved. This event attracted 231 participants from 24 different countries.
Participants’ countries of origin (No of participants): Lithuania (184), Spain (3), Austria (1), Estonia (4), Germany (4), Netherlands (3), Latvia (1), Sweden (1), UK (1), Nigeria (16), Indonesia (1), Canada (1), Libya (1), Oman (1), Kenya (2), New Zealand (1), South Africa (1), Brazil (1), Georgia (1), USA (1), Japan (1), Australia (1), and Russia (1).
Participation: The event involved 177 citizens,
Location / Dates: The event took place online (Riga, Latvia), from 25/03/2022 to 27/03/2022
Short description: The aim of the event was to focus on European democratic values and women rights in conflict times. Gender equality is also a key concern, particularly in conflict zones where women are often disproportionately affected (particularly Ukraine). The organisation hosted an online hackathon and discussions to raise awareness about the importance of democracy and to provide a platform for voices that are working to defend it. The organisation promoted peace and security for women and to raise awareness about the importance of gender equality in all aspects of society. This event attracted 167 participants from 16 different countries.
Participants’ countries of origin: Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Finland, Spain, Netherlands, Switzerland, Ukraine,
Participation: The event involved 71 citizens
Location / Dates: The event took place in Erasmus Students Campus (Rotterdam, Netherlands), from 31/03/2022 to 02/04/2022
Short description: The aim of the event was focused on data protection for EU citizens, as the collection and use of personal data has become a critical issue in today’s digital age. The partner organisation hosted workshops and seminars to educate citizens about their rights and to help them take steps to protect their personal information. This event attracted 71 participants from 12 different countries.
Participants’ countries of origin (No of participants): Netherlands (57), Lithuania (3), France (1), Slovakia (1), Italy (1), UK (1), North Macedonia (1), Turkey (1), Ukraine (3), and China (2).
Participation: The event involved 69 citizens
Location / Dates: The event took place in Lift99 hub (Tallinn, Estonia), from 28/09/2022 to 30/09/2022
Short description: The aim of the event was focused on the economic downturn and its impact on citizens and local communities. In the event it was explored how web3 technologies could change and help in uncertain times when the economic situation is unstable and how to improve citizens’ digital skills in order to be relevant in the labour market. This event attracted 69 participants from 8 different countries.
Participants’ countries of origin (No of participants): Estonia (48), Germany (2), Finland (1), Lithuania (7), Latvia (1), Netherlands (1), Colombia (1), and Mexico (1).