Be part of #CivicTech4Democracy: digital tools bringing democracy closer to people

June 18, 2018
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In the run-up to International Democracy Day, celebrated every year on 15 September, EU4Democracy’s campaign this year is entitled “CivicTech4Democracy”, a global competition for citizen-led projects using new technologies to promote democracy. The campaign will run from June to September 2018, and will finish with an Awards Ceremony on 14 September in Brussels, on the eve of the International Day of Democracy.

Civic tech, indeed, is about civil society taking its destiny in its own hands and figuring out how to plug holes in democratic processes to ensure better accessibility and representation, higher transparency, or distributed and fair accountability: technology adapted to the democratic needs of the people, by the people. 

In Tunisia, for instance, Imen Ghedioui, founder of the Laboratoire d’Appui Aux Transformations des Politiques Publiques, is proving how public policy, decision-making in particular, can considerably be accelerated and enhanced with chatbots, dramatically increasing impact.

Please visit us at and, more importantly, submit initiatives of your own, or projects you’ve heard about that you deem relevant and enter our competition.

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Countries covered:

  • Algeria
  • Egypt
  • Israel
  • Jordan
  • Lebanon
  • Libya
  • Morocco
  • Palestine *
  • Syria *
  • Tunisia