Community development, Social inclusion

Bridge for societies

The only support the societies need

Creators

Who is behind this?

Damir Radončić

Društek

Slovenia

Idea

Idea pitch

There is a big lack of networking of associations in Slovenia. The project will connect all societies and provide them assistance at many points in their operation. Regardless of the main activity, it is important to share experience, to meet new people, share ideas and be heard. Bridge for societies is a platform where can associations find news regarding new tenders, events, legislation and chat on the forum with other participants.

Where will your project idea take place?

The project will be available on the Slovenian domain.

What is the local challenge?

Most societies are left to themselves when we talk about their work/operation. In general, the founders of societies do not have knowledge or time to lead their societies on a professional level. They need to focus on core activities and this is the main reason why we want to help them. We want to provide support on administration, organization of events, application for tenders and connecting with other members. Small to medium societies in the villages do not connecting with other societies soo much because they can not find common interest as bigger societies do. On our Forum they can share their ideas for the project and we will help them to find partners.

How does your idea strengthen democracy and active citizenship at a local and community level?

Societies are the great changemakers of the rural environment. They have led to some of the most important social changes. We are going to connect people in those societies via events and forums on our platform. We now that the main tool for communication between young people is the internet and we want to use this tool to engage also young people to be more active and to have more power for achieving the goal or vision of societies. On the other hand, we have leaders of the societies who will use our website to get information regarding legislation, tenders, or sharing their problems.

Who are you doing it for?

Target group:
- All participants of associations
- People who want to start with the societies

How do you plan to get there?

1.) Start preparing all material for the website.
2.) Analyze and test the operation of the website.
3.) Meet with Municipality with a plan to invite all societies under this region at the meeting.
4.) Start to collaborate with societies and municipalities.
5.) Achieve the biggest growth in numbers of events and acquired funds this year.

What are the expected results?

In a year from now, we will have a platform that will be updated with info regarding chosen topics. The platform presents the place where all societies communicate and help each other.
Due to this project, we can increase networking between societies, number of events and have more successful management of societies.

How does your initiative contribute to strengthening democracy in Europe?

Covid-19 crisis impact on societies' operation. Some of them have to close their organization due to fear of too low participants. Our activity will support relaunch socializing in societies in different ways but mainly by helping with organizing events and administration support. Forum on the platform is a great tool to connect with others and share your ideas.

What is your story?

I really want to bring added value to the wider community. I am aware that this is a big project but on the other hand, it is a challenge for me.

€ 45000,-

Funding requested from Civic Europe

€ 45000,-

Total budget

Major expenses

Office expenses 6 000 €
Office material: 800 €
Travel expenses 2 000 €
personnel costs (part time) : 20 000 €
Costs for external consultant : 7 000 €
Platform costs: 8 000 €
Technical support: 1 200 €

What do you need from the Civic Europe community?

Every feedback is relevant for us and we keep looking forward to the opinions of people.

Team

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Idea created on May 27, 2020

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