Democracy is a core value of the European Union. Digital technologies have brought a sea change to how citizens engage in political action. This is the reason why, this year, the EU wants to celebrate the dynamism and creativity of activists across the world who use or create digital tools to bring democracy closer to the people.

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CivicTech4Democracy is the European Union’s global competition showcasing democratic innovation by Citizens for Citizens across the world. Every day, everywhere, citizens invent new ways of bringing democracy closer to the people.

CivicTech4Democracy will reward projects that have successfully used digital tools to advance democracy and were implemented sometime between 2010 and now.

All six winners will be invited to Brussels, the capital of Europe, to receive their EU Award, present their projects on a global stage, and meet foremost European Civic Tech experts, democracy specialists, and international donors.

The Awards Ceremony will take place during a special CivicTech4Democracy showcase event in Brussels, on 14 September 2018, on the eve of the International Day of Democracy.

The six winning projects will also be presented in detail in the first EU Civic Tech handbook. Interested Startups can apply from here.