WECHANGE eG is looking for Partners for joint Funding-Applications

Dear Changemakers form eastern Europe and Russia

Our mission at wechange is to empower civil society by digital tools, networking and training.
Now we are looking for Partners for future Projects, funded by the German foreign Ministry. Our joint project should support the social-ecological transformation to a more sustainable and fair future. We love to work especially in those areas:

  • Networking, Conferences and Cooperatives
  • Digitalization, Media and online colaboration
  • Climate Activism and renewable energies
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Resilient Comunities and rural development

We are mainly questioning: What is a real problem in your country and which root-causes are you trying to solve?

So we would love to hear your Problems and Project ideas. Please write them here or in the chat.
If you can, you are welcome to further elaborate your project idea in this format: https://community.civilsocietycooperation.net/g... (copy it to a new pad.)

yours Helmut

Events in your local timezone

Finally we managed to show the times of an event in your local timezone. Before it was quite frastrating for international teams, how to communicate meetings efficiently and often people missed it, becaus of wrong time-calculations.

Now this is past. You just have to mind, that while creating an event, you have to enter it in Berlin time (not in your local)! Than it will be displayed correctly.

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Call for Applications: Map for Russia of Tomorrow

Lets empower the sustainable transformation in Russia, Belarus and Germany!
We want to make all russian social-, educational- and ecological-entrepreneurs and activits visible on one map! We want to show Russia of Tomorrow and make it collaborate and work together.

The WECHANGE-Team of the Map of Tomorrow brings a little mapping tool, (the most successful transformational mapping system from Germany) and the Social Innovation Support Center (SOL) from Moskau brings a large network of social-entrepreneurs and educational-innovators to make them visible for the public.

You can become part of it! 25 digital activists (Hachathon) and networking changemakers (Mapathon) meet at the beginning of August to develop the general map for russians innovative and sustainable future and build a movement for transformation. You do not need to be a senior full-stack developer (although you are warmly invited, if you are one), you just need to love networking or open software. Russian, German, Belarussian and Iranian software-experts will train you in Software-Architecture, TypeScript, Rust and open interfaces like Activity-Pub. (You can checkout the code already, if you want)

Topics for the Hackathon

  • Vision and Impact-Strategy

    • Civic tech, society driven software
    • Datasecurity and federated DB-models
    • Problem-Analysis and Testing
    • Issue Priorisation
  • Networking and colaboration

  • Mapping and resaerch of movements

Program around it

We will start in Moscow by visiting the beautiful city and places, that show our common history.
Then we will drive to a beautiful place, where we have time to think, code and take action.
We can do outdoor activities and cultural evenings with music, good food and nice people.

Join us, if you can!

  • update: We are still looking for russian participants!

To apply for this hackathon,

  1. just register to this plattform by clicking "Register" at the top right of this Group
  2. Make sure you fill out your profile so we know a little bit about what you do, where you are from and what you can or love to do
  3. Wait, till we write you a message or directly accept you to this conference
    We are eager to get to know you...

The place is close to Moscow. Around 2 hs. drive in a beautifulc countryside (Kind-Land Ecovillage)

OPEN CALL for the Civil Society Energy 2021 Project (Germany, Poland and Ukraine)


We invite you to register for the “CIVIL SOCIETY ENERGY 2021” project, launched by wechange eG in partnership with EcoClub Rivne (Rivne, Ukraine) and Polish Foundation for Energy Efficiency FEWE (Katowice, Poland) and supported by the German Federal Foreign Office.

You can register via the link here till June, 25, 2021

Our main goal is to create a network of renewable energy enthusiasts from Ukraine, Poland and Germany and to foster knowledge exchange about citizen-organized energy projects between our three countries. Together with our partners we want to support the development of energy cooperatives by providing opportunities for networking, cooperation and expertise exchange about renewable and decentralized energy supply. Particular focus of the project are communities that would like to build their own local energy independence by establishing a cooperative and civil society actors that engage actively in the process of energy transition.

In the framework of the project there would be online and offline events in Poland and Germany, including networking sessions, discussions, workshops and publication of the Handbook on establishment of the renewable energy coops:

Online Networking: 1 July, 16:00 CEST
Community Building Workshop in Katowice 8-10 September
Community Building Workshop in Berlin 8-10 November

Additional information about the project you can find in the document below.

Are you part of an energy cooperative or have an experience in renewable and decetralized energy supply and want to share your knowledge? Or you would like to establish cooperative and together with your colleagues find out how to tackle organizational, financial, political and legal challenges? Then apply for participation in the project till 25 of June, 2021:

If you have any questions, please send them to: civilsocietyenergy2021@wechange.de

We are looking forward to meeting you soon!

Your Civil Society Energy 2021 project team

We are looking for Partners for a Map for Russia of Tomorrow

A Summer-Hackathon and a Networking-Process in Russia, Belarus and Germany 2021

Where are the places of active civil society, transformation and social enterprises in Russia? What if there was a map for them to participate in?

Our goal is to provide a common map platform (such as the mapoftomorrow.org and mapa.falanster.by) for civil society actors in Russia through which local initiatives can be mapped by volunteers. This should lead to better findability of sustainable organisations, promotes direct exchange and a sense of community at the local level, stabilises support structures and makes the socio-ecological transformation visible.

Main activity could be a Hackathon and Mapathon with Russian and German Developers in the Summer 2021, where we meet for one week to develop and fill this map as an intercultural collaboration.
We are looking for partnerorganizations which are experienced eather in setting up open source tools or in networking of civil society (or both).

#Join this Project if you are intrested: