NGO Support Centre
‘JoinIn’ will be an online platform and mobile application that will act as a tool for Civil Society Organisations to enhance their outreach and visibility within society, achieving greater awareness and support for their work and endeavours. Most importantly though, it will enable citizens to attain an active role in social affairs allowing them to pursue actions either individually or through the formation of synergies and citizen initiatives.
‘JoinIn’ seeks to address citizens’ disengagement with public life. By tackling the existing lack of information and awareness in relation to social problems and the initiatives or organizations that seek to tackle them, it wishes to assist and encourage individuals/groupings to get involved. Moreover, being a tool through which citizens can initiate or join action it seeks to address their sense of detachment that derives by them feeling ineffective
We aim at:
•Creating an online centralized access point to present the work and initiatives of CSOs that will be open and easily accessible to all citizens
•Promoting social inclusion by creating a gateway to information on short-term and long-term social causes as well as offer non-formal education and skill building opportunities
•Helping CSOs achieve greater outreach and receive more support in their work
•Providing a platform that will allow the creation of synergies and joint actions
By centralizing information regarding CSOs, citizen initiatives and government agencies we will provide a platform through which citizens can easily be informed about urgent and long-term needs within our society along with ways through which they can get involved. Moreover we will include features that will allow citizens with an interest in a particular cause or field to get in contact with like-minded individuals and organize actions or formulate initiatives of their own.
The project/idea mainly wishes to support Civil Society Organizations but its work and features targets the whole of society. Priority will be given though, to students, youth, activists and local stakeholders.
JoinIn does not involve a specific set of actions nor does it seek to address a specific problem/issue. Instead, it wishes to provide citizens with a tool through which they can be active, form synergies and pursue actions and campaigns of their own. Thus it can be a medium through which multiple and diverse initiatives may arise to address societal problems. Additionally, it will help enhance CSOs visibility and outreach within society.
Funding requested from Advocate Europe
Development of the platform (web development, designs, mobile app adaptation) 15000 EUR Promotion of the Platform 1000 EUR Personnel Costs 10000 EUR Office Expenses 3500 EUR