About Civil Society app
CIVIL SOCIETY APP, THE POWER OF PEOPLES' COOPERATION IN THE DIGITAL ERA
The Civil Society app will be useful for individuals and different groups, which are interested in implementation of life-long active citizenship, based on e-democracy, social investment, social entrepreneurship to address to local issues and global challenges.
This application provides citizens with new possibilities for e-participation, cooperation and solving various problems, improving their environment, implementing the most relevant, progressive and demanded ideas in communities as well as global initiatives. It can provide important data for social entrepreneurs (demand for changes) and can help to provide evidency-based policies in a place where you live (at local and national levels).
The Civil Society app's tools are conventionally divided into 4 modules: decision-making, social investment, social entrepreneurship, and the information environment. Decision-making tools may be used by members of various associations (condominiums, NGOs, political parties, co-investors of program, local communities), local authorities, as well as for primaries, elections and the exit polls. Usually, a person cannot be competent in all areas so most of the Civil Society app's tools allow users to act directly or intermediary at their own discretion. For example, during decision-making for concrete question user can vote directly, or delegate his/her voice to the respected expert with the ability to revoke his/her voice at any time before making a decision. Tools of this module can be useful to define public opinion, demand for changes (marketing for social entrepreneurs and investors, as well as data for evidency-based policies at local and state level.
Civil Society app defines “social entrepreneurship” as non-for-profit activities aimed at charitable, social andor civic outcomes. This category includes volunteer projects and charitable requests for help too. So, this module is based on cooperation with non-for-profit organizations and has 3 basic tools: “Project”, “Project on Call” and “Request for help”. “Project” aimed to help user to find support for own idea, “Project on Call” is an instrument to apply for a Call within concrete “Program” of users, “Request for help” is a regular instrument for charity.
Module for social investment has 2 basic tools: “Personal Foundation” and “Program”. “Personal Foundation” is an instrument for targeting of donations, “Program” is the basic tool of users' common demand for solving important questions based on their goodwill. Both of them aimed to improve cooperation of users and NGOs and provide new opportunities for common social investment with better individual control.
Module for the informational enviroinment (news) has 3 basic tools: 1) “News of users” - based on their records in journal of actions (autogeneration); 2) “Top news” – marked news of the third instrument according special parameters; 3) “News of the system” - major updates and other news from the developers.
There are also next additional services: trust list (to delegate voice with targeting for difference types and spheres), 6 types of user's identification to minimize risk of bots, fakes etc.), and user profile information.
Civil Society app was created with a participation of the foundation “Moloda Gromada” (“Young Community”, Ukraine) and supported by the ISOC and by the Democracy Grants Program of the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine. The views of the authors do not necessarily reflect the official position of the U.S. Government
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