Digital Society project

The aim of the Digital Society project was to promote the usage of digital technology, communication tools, and the internet in a creative and safe way in order to support their development, learning, and capacity to effectively participate in social and community life. This project was supported by the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom, and it carried out a variety of activities, including a Digital Literacy School activity that helped youth understand the digital world through the 5-day workshop as well as the Datathon challenge that brought together software developers, designers, journalists, etc. to solve a real-world issue using data science. A total of 19 applicants participated in the digital literacy school activity; Topics that were covered are Introduction to Open Data, Digital Transformation, Cybersecurity, Media Literacy (Fake News), and Digital Representation. As for the Datathon challenge, a total of 20 participants applied to be part of it, while during the entire duration of the Datathon there were 12 participants, from which different profiles were selected, most of them being students. The winning team from the Datathon competition has been granted the opportunity to attend the Smart City Festival organized by the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom. The project’s successful outcomes produced from the activities have been illustrated in two videos that were promoted to the public on various social media channels. 





Date published

January 18, 2020