List of basic terms and conditions for the description of system.

Website - a software package for the domain named https://civicspace.info

Platform - A collection of electronic services and tools owned and operated by the administration located at  https://civicspace.info

Administration is a group of persons responsible for managing the site of Platform.

Visitor is a person who either has not expressed a desire to register on the Platform Website or has not logged in, but has a desire to be acquainted with the information located on all public pages of the Platform.

User is a private individual who has individually expressed his / her desire to join the Platform's electronic services and created his / her personal account on the system and has been given the opportunity to add, edit and delete his / her own content.

Personal account - information that contains the information needed to identify a User on the Site and gives him access to the User's Cabinet.

User identification is the process of voluntarily providing private information that confirms the User's identity.

Personal data - information relating to a particular individual.

User's Cabinet - The administrative interface is tied to the User's personal account on the Platform Site, through which he manages the Content he places on the Site pages.

Content - any text, graphic or audio or video information, documents and other objects posted by the User on the Platform Site.

User Public Page or User Page - A Platform Site Page that displays all Content posted by a User.

Post - text post created by the Platform User.

Types of Posts - article, news, report.

News is an informative text post about an event that is happening, is happening or is about to happen.

An article is a large-scale structured text publication that results from an analysis, study of a problem, or material that expresses the author's opinion on a particular issue.

Report - a text publication that contains reporting information about an event, event, recent event, or performance of a specific work, task, assignment.

An event is an informational text post, an announcement of an event that is coming soon.

Types of events - training, seminar, webinar, press conference, presentation, exhibition, forum.

Electronic services are types of information services provided by electronic means, including the Internet.

Types of electronic services of platform - requests (request, offer, advice, recommendation, comment, statement, request, complaint, thanks, petition, idea, project, competition (consultation, tender), questionnaire.

Appeal - an e-mail address of citizens, which expresses a clearly formulated opinion, idea or question regarding socially important issues that are within the competence of the person to whom the appeal is addressed. The petition is submitted and considered in the manner stipulated by the Law of Ukraine "On Citizens' Appeals".

Petition is a special form of collective appeal of citizens whose importance for society is determined by the number of citizens who express their support for the Petition by voting. The petition is filed and considered in accordance with the procedure provided for in Article 231 of the Law of Ukraine "On Citizens' Appeals".

The idea is an unanswered address, a clearly stated rational proposal, a recommendation on socially important issues, the importance of which is determined by voting on the area of ​​realization of the Idea of ​​persons.

The project is a concept, limited in time, resources and requirements, aimed at achieving specific socially important goals and objectives that have found support from the public.

Competition is a competition that is conducted according to clearly established rules, the task of which is to determine the most advantageous of those sent for consideration to implement the Idea. The decision on the winners is made by voting results.

Poll - gathering information, expert opinion of the public on socially important issues. Surveys, depending on the subject of the study, can be mass, selective, individual or expert.

Organization is a targeted association of Platform Users who have individually expressed a desire to delegate one of their members to join the Platform's electronic services and have created an organization account on the system and have been given the ability to add, edit and delete Content published on behalf of the Organization.

Types of organizations - Public, Governmental, Commercial, Educational, Coalition.

Public - Non-Governmental Organization, Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), Charitable Foundation (CF), Religious Organization, Representation of a Foreign NGO, Creative Union, Trade Union. Association of co-owners of apartment buildings (ACABs).

Government - United Territorial Community (UTC), City Administration, Village Administration, City Council, City Council

Commercial - Private Enterprise, Limited Liability Company (LLC)

Educational - School, Institute, Academy, Conservatory, College, Technical school, University, Lyceum.

Coalitions - Public Platform, Citizens' Association.

Organization Account - Information that contains the information necessary to identify the Organization on the Site and gives the elected Organization Administrator Users access to the Organization Cabinet.

Organization Owner - A user who has sufficient authority to create and administer an Organization Account.

Organization Cabinet - The administrative interface is tied to the Organization's personal account on the Platform Site, through which authorized persons manage Content published on behalf of the Organization on the Site.

Roles of members of the organization - the platform service provides the following roles of members of the Organization: administrator, moderator, member.

Administrator of Organization Page - Has the right to add members to the Organization, grant members the rights of Administrator or Moderator.

Moderator of Organization Page - Has the opportunity to moderate the Content offered by members of the organization.

Organization Page Member - Have the opportunity to post a Post, Message, or Idea on behalf of the Organization.

Agreement - a list of terms and arrangements between the User and the Administration governing the rules for use of the Platform services.

Voting is a decision-making process whereby a general opinion is formulated by counting the votes for the Proposal offered by the participants of the Consultation (Debate, Contest).

The initiator - the organization that initiates the process of Public consultations, Debates, clearly states the terms of the Contest.

Debate is a clearly structured and specially organized public exchange of views on a publicly important topic.

Discussion is a collective discussion of an issue whose purpose is for each participant to prove his or her position through logical reasons.

Communication is the process of exchanging information (facts, ideas, views, emotions, etc.) between two or more persons.

Contest is a process that enables the initiator to identify the most advantageous Offer from the participants submitted for consideration, or one that most closely meets the conditions of the Contest. The selection of candidates for the vacant position may also be a competition.

Consultation is a two-way exchange of information, which provides for a preliminary determination of the state issue (subject of consultation), on which the parties involved in the consultation are invited to express their opinion, submit a proposal, provide information, expert evaluation, formulate an idea, position. To support the Proposal made by other participants in the Consultation process. Choose one of the suggested solutions.

Counseling - seeking advice or opinion on a particular issue. Counseling is a direct exchange of ideas, assumptions and advice between the participants in the consultation.

Partitioning - individual or collective involvement in the process of joint decision-making.

Public consultation is an open and transparent communication process between local governments and citizens, through which the parties can jointly develop a more smart, informed and responsible solution.

Proposal - structured and logically justified advice, opinion, evaluation, idea, recommendation, initiative of the Consultant participant.

Participatory processes are a set of sequential actions that arise in the process of participatory decision-making aimed at achieving the optimal result. Participation processes include:

Online Public Consultation is a digital tool that allows participants to influence the content of local government decisions by posting, commenting on, or supporting other Consultants' Proposals.

Online Contest is a digital tool that allows participants to participate in an open and transparent selection process for the best or most relevant of the Bidding Contest. Like by posting your own Proposals, commenting, or supporting the Proposals of other Contestants.

Online Debate is a digital tool that allows citizens to influence the content of decisions, by posting their Proposals, commenting on them, or supporting Proposals of other Consultant members.



CSOs - Civil society organizations

LGO - Local government organizations

NGOs - Non-governmental organizations

SOP - self-organization of the population

ACAB - Association of co-owners of apartment buildings

UTC - United Territorial Community

LLC - Limited Liability Company

SRB - A socially responsible business

CF - Charitable Foundation

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