Digital Democracy Lab Berlin: Projects of participants

Today I will tell you about the projects of the participants of the Digital Democracy Lab.

Nikita Lukianets introduced the project Open Ethics. Open Ethics initiative: bringing transparency standards to AI.

For AI companies that want to build trust with their users, Open Ethics is a platform providing an easy way to self-disclose and shed light on the black box of AI decision-making.

Unlike top-down regulatory approaches, Open Ethics initiative is a bottom-up approach, bringing balance both to consumers and product owners.

Oleh Cheslavskyi introduced the project Spilno. Digital participation platform Civic Space / Spilno  is opened for public online decisions that combines wide communication opportunities of social networks with potential of e-democracy tools and built on principles of openness and transparency.

For civil society activists who need to combine their efforts to achieve a common goal we built digital participation platform that helps to unite, collect new interesting ideas, create organization or team page, create blogs, competitions, projects, discussions or debates.

Unlike other similar products Civic Space product is a complete organic communication ecosystem like social media network with digital democracy instruments.

Kateryna Chernohorenko introduced the project CheckGoodsBot. CheckGoodsBot is your personal assistant for quickly choosing safe goods. No longer need to monitor many resources or seek advice. Just sign up and find out about dangerous products from the world's 5 largest resources. In a few seconds you can learn about the negative effects that can cause the goods. CheckGoodsBot - a checkpoint for health and quality of life!

Bondarenko Regina presented the project Pravomanbot. Pravomanbot —  is chatbot in the most popular massagers ( Telegram, Viber, FB Messenger) for getting free legal advises and creating legal documents.

The main goal of Pravomanbot is giving Ukrainians free legal help and becomes for them their own attorney in the pocket. In such way, we hope to raise the legal consciousness of the people.

Mykola Stasiuk presented Discussion. Discussion is a public discussion platform aimed at collecting qualified opinions on the legislative bills. It provides for open and transparent procedures, while enabling government to gather data intelligently. This should reinstate people's support of the legislation and make smarter policy planning.

Victoria Zinchuk creates project Ally. Ally is a Social Initiatives marketplace which is aimed to gamify the process of establishing and developing grassroots projects. In essence, this mobile app will work simply as a Pokemon Go game but redesigned for civil initiatives. Every user will be able to create, locate or join virtual geolocated profiles of social initiatives. For example, you see that a lake in your city-park is dirty. You want to change this, but lack resources and support to start an action. With the Ally app, you can create a geolocated profile of your initiative. Other users can locate and join your project, so you will get notifications about new followers. Coming together, you collaborate and start acting on your idea.

The project Yaroslav End named Ukrskarga. Ukrskarga it’s project that make it easier to sign complain of typical problems to authorities. It have ready to use templates which can be printed or sent electronically.

Victoria Drofa project is Open Digital Badge. The Open Digital Badge is a technical specification that allows you to store and share metadata about a person his or her experience and its involvement in the organization, project, program etc. To complete the implementation cycle of the “create-save-share” of information, I need to create two applications: a badge creation tool, a badge storage tool, and a platform where you can find activity information where you can get badges. 

Project Yanina Basistaya is Detox Ukraine. Detox Ukraine is an interactive online map of industrial pollution sources with tools for activists to report detected emissions by factories and to group for actions organization.

Volodymyr Holomb is developing a project Know Your Judge. Project *"Know Your Judge"* is supposed to become a tool that will help us to evaluate the level of fairness in the court system of Ukraine with the calculated indices of decisions made by practicing judges further reversed by the court of appeal.

Nina Kurochka working on a project "The bird tweeted". The bird tweeted is an information campaign in the form of a youth news channel aimed at educating the youth on civic and social matters in simple and understandable language. It'll regularly launch challenges/marathons to learn new skill in short period of time like 2 or 3 weeks.

German Mitish develops a project Selfmade.city. Selfmade.city is the platform to find people with the same concerns nearby, collectively make agreement, gather resources, and order services from social sector actors and municipalities to resolve these problems.

Nataliia Druhak creates a media project Digital Thinker. Digital Thinker is a digital tool for teenagers who are native to the digital world but still don‘t have the immunity to resist the influence of information flow. Solution I offer is an Instagram account where teens can find in a simple, clear, and interactive formats out what the manipulations may be behind the information and how they can avoid these traps. The project aims to boost teens’ skills of critical thinking

Tetiana Derkach create an App that help government employees to define Key Performance Indicators, align it with bigger goals, evaluate their performance at the end of cycle; make the data available inside of government organizations and for tax payers; get comments/ feedbacks from tax payers and set agenda for the next performance cycle. I believe this should help to re-launch public dialogue and make it more constructive evidence based interaction.

Iryna Kyrychko create DATA_app. DATA_app is a platform for investigative journalism based on public blockchain technology. I would like to build a safe and secure platform, where journalists could keep and share the information, avoiding pressure, demands to remove information or to disclose sources of information. The platform shouldn't be hosted or controlled by anyone, should be cheap of use and trusted by the community.

 

All projects are now at different stages: from idea to work model, which creates the most favorable conditions for collaboration and project consolidation.

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