Democracy and participation, Communities

Play for #TransparentCities


Who is behind this?

Kateryna Tsybenko

Transparency International Ukraine


Who is joining forces?

Squat 17b


Idea Sketch


Idea pitch

Did you ever think how to engage ordinary citizens and youth to activism? How to explain the basics of activism in an interesting simple way? Love to gaming unites people from all spheres and groups, whether you are a student, a young artist or a worker.
We aim to create games for ordinary citizens, NGOs and youth to introduce a new way of learning. Instead of boring lectures, board games will teach them about transparency, participation in governance, advocacy and policy-making in their cities

Where will your idea take place?

5 cities in Ukraine, and can be adjusted and used in other countries, cities, towns and villages.

Why does Europe need your idea?

Our games will encourage people of different backgrounds and ages to be active citizens every day through fun learning of democratic principles, participation in policy-making, transparency, etc. We will start in Ukraine, but share our experience and enthusiasm in other European countries.

What is your impact?

At least 50 adults and 25 young people in 5 cities will use the knowledge how to participate in local governance acquired while playing our games. Cities they live in will be more transparent and less corrupt, thus more comfortable for living.

How do you get there?

• Develop two versions of a board game (for activists and youth), using #TransparentCities indicators of transparency in thirteen spheres;
• Organize game sessions on transparency and civic activism in 5 pilot cities in co-workings and at schools;
• Empower all participants to use gained knowledge and skills in their daily lives, connect them with other activists, mentor them and monitor their activities;
• Adjust and disseminate the game to other cities, countries.

What is your story?

Transparency International Ukraine's mission is to fight corruption. With our #TransparentCities project ( we encourage cities to be more transparent. With this idea we will also involve youth and ordinary citizens to contribute to better governance of their cities.

Who are you doing it for?

At the centre of the project are our citizens, friends and families, who could live in more transparent and non-corrupt cities. We encourage municipalities to be more accountable and open; and people to advocate for changes, perform oversight and become more educated, active and responsible.

What do you need from the Advocate Europe community?

We hope to find the most effective ways to implement a project on the Idea Challenge Camp; share our idea with other participants and learn from those who already tried implementing something similar.




Kateryna Tsybenko


Idea created on Jan. 19, 2018

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