The U.S. Embassy in Pristina and the Bureau of Educational & Cultural Affairs (ECA) in partnership with Free Libre Open Source Software Kosovo (FLOSSK) are hosting "TechCamp Kosovo: Countering Disinformation in the Balkans".
Funded by the ECA in the amount of 180,000 USD, the TechCamp program includes a three-day intensive hands-on workshop, where participants will learn to identify disinformation and associated threats using technology, as well as learn coping strategies.
The three-day TechCamp Kosovo workshop will take place from October 28-30, 2021 in Peja, Kosovo. Individuals from the following countries are eligible to apply for the TechCamp workshop: Kosovo, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, and Slovenia.
Deadline for application: AUGUST 15, 2021
Accepted participants will be notified within two weeks after the call is closed.
Eligible participants should:
- Know working-level English language;
- Be able to fully participate in the workshop;
- Be local or regional journalists, media influencers, academics, government spokespersons, etc.
Participants are free of charge from travel costs, including flights/bus, and hotel accommodations. TechCamp welcomes journalists, members of the community with an impact on society, activists and civil society organizations who have the intention and will to be involved in preventing the spread of disinformation using technological means.
TechCamps are hands-on, participant-driven workshops that connect private sector technology experts with key populations — journalists, non-governmental organizations, civil society advocates, and more — to explore and apply innovative tech solutions to global issues. Each TechCamp includes ongoing impact-oriented programs and efforts to help participants implement their projects post-workshop and stay connected and engaged with each other.