ReStart Slovakia 2012
In 2012, ReStart Slovakia was one of six challenges in the CEE region – all supported by TechSoup Global and the local United States Embassy – that create a platform for civil society activism in each country and aim to return civil society’s power base to the people. Local Slovak Partner is Center for Philanthropy.
ReStart Challenges lead to more engaged and active citizens, who push for local transparency and accountability and thereby create stronger countries and economies.
The Challenges offer those who want to create, engage, and lead the opportunity to work with a range of technologists to transform locally relevant ideas into working Internet and mobile solutions.
With the support of a strong community, the ideas were shared online on the platform restartslovensko.techsoupglobal.org, then narrowed down to seven finalists, who receive help to build prototype versions of their technical solutions. At the culminating awards event, three winners were selected. Other three winners were selected due to their support from the public on the online giving platform www.ludialudom.sk.
The winners received ongoing support to launch their applications.
ReStart Gala Winners of 5 000 Euro:
UniValue o.z. - project UniValue
This is a transparent online survey about the quality of Slovak universities. The aim of the project is that within 5 years every university will have an electronic evaluation system which will increase the quality of higher education.
Samuel Molnár a Pavol Zbell – project Otvorené súdy (Open Courts)
The aim is to change the access to information about the Slovak judiciary. Project aims to offer better, faster and easier searching methods for public to get the information about courts, judges and hearings. Statistics of this information will show how effective Slovak courts operate. Also, the aim is to increase public awareness of the judiciary.
Spoločnosť ochrany spotrebiteľov (Society for consumers protection) – project Čierna listina neprijateľných zmluvných podmienok (Black list of unfair contract terms)
Black list of unfair contract terms would be publicly available and effective tool for protecting the rights of consumers. Regarding the current practices it is very important to strengthen consumer protection, law enforcement and improve the quality of competitiveness. Many consumers tend to accept disadvantageous to illegal contract, and this application should help to defend against them.
SK-NIC Winners of 5 000, 3 000 and 2 000 Euro:
Trashout.me - project Parkujem ako debil mobilná aplikácia (I park like a moron - mobile application)
The aim is to improve the functionality of the project “I park like a moron” through the mobile application. Currently there is a problem with adding pictures to the web via email. With the mobile localization system pictures taken could be uploaded directly to the web. What should help authorities to act more flexible against the public space violators?
OdKomunity.sk – project Mobilná aplikácia OdKomunity (From Community - mobile application)
Development of the mobile application for the project odkomunity.sk. This is a portal about community sharing, borrowing and lending various instruments, devices or services with the aim to minimize the unnecessary wastage.
Račan o.z. – project Občiansky portál obce s vizualizáciami príjmov a výdavkov (Civil municipality web portal with visualizations of income and expenditure)
Create a long-run, low-cost, independent and politically neutral portal with the citizen´s participation on the open, transparent administration of the municipality with the visualization of budgets, incomes and expenses of the local government.
CpF Prize Winner of 2 000 Euro:
TedX Bratislava - project Spojka (Connector)
Community web site creation. If you have an idea for a particular activity that you would like to start but you need people to help you with it you registered at the portal and encouraged others to join you. It could be a charitable project or something funny, short-term or long-term project, useful for a community or just for a bunch of people.
37 ideas submitted to the Challenge.
Topics which were established:
1 rule of law
5 other, from education to art and culture
17 community organizing
1112 users registered on the ReStart platform engaged in voting, commenting and other platform activities.