Applications are open for Seedstar Global Digital Democracy Challenge 2021. The Global Digital Democracy Challenge aims to develop innovative solutions that strengthen and enhance Digital Democracy. The project will identify solutions that can be deployed to alleviate digital pain points experienced by citizens living in countries with limited cyber freedom and stringent communications restrictions.
Seedstar Global Digital Democracy Challenge calls for socially committed citizens worldwide, problem solvers, creative minds, democracy experts, programmers, graphic and web designers to come together in a 72-hour collaborative digital process that will finish in a Demo Day where the participants will pitch in front of a jury.
The internet and social media have facilitated information sharing beyond any other means of communication and are promising avenues to expand civil participation, while also reaching people who have to date been left behind democratic processes. But this potential will only be reached if freedom of expression and information can be ensured and digital means for civic engagement can be maintained. The program comes at the forefront of finding novel solutions to promote digital democracy and uphold a democratic space.
Selected teams will receive coaching, mentorship, and training from experts in their field. They will present their ideas at a Demo Day event, in which participants pitch to a panel of judges and present their ideas. Three winners will be awarded a cash prize to continue developing their products:
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