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Apply for a Travel and Accommodation Fellowship at the POINT 11 Conference!

April 7, 2023 | by: Sofija

POINT 10 was ON POINT, let’s make 11 even better!

It’s an amazing feeling that for more than 10 years we have been gathering dedicated, hard-working people who are pioneers in merging civic activism, media and politics with technology and who are constantly innovating and using technology and other means to inspire and make a change! Unique ideas, inspiring stories, positive energy and innovations are an integral part of the POINT Conference, and this year’s POINT is no exception.

This year, the conference will be held June 15th – 17th, at Sarajevo’s Youth Centre (Dom mladih).

What’s new?

For the first time, we created our program in collaboration with someone else. You heard it right, POINT and Mixer have joined forces this year. 

What does the program look like?

As a result of POINT&Mixer cooperation, part of the conference will be designed by Mixer and will cover interesting topics such as podcasts, YouTube channels and their influence on modern activists, media and journalism, but also various other aspects of the influence of video through social networks.

Great things happen through good partnerships, which is why we expect POINT 11 to be the best edition of the POINT Conference yet.

The program is made up of 10+ panels, interviews, presentations and other sessions where different people from the region and beyond would share their original work, projects, ideas and thoughts.

Some of this year’s topics will include developments around big tech; the impact of video and podcast; innovative ways of preventing and fighting disinformation and improving credible journalism; impact of different disinformation narratives about the invasion on Ukraine; the technology of civic engagement, promotion of democracy or fighting disinformation (AI, automated fact-checking, tools for digital participation, other tools); the hype of AI and its effects on society, as well as democracy promotion, information integrity and political accountability; human rights and technology; as well as important regional and local events like elections or similar. 

Don’t miss the chance!

Since its first edition in 2012, the Point Conference has become a unique meeting place for civic activists and civil society representatives from SEE, but also from all over the world, as well as a platform for exchanging ideas and innovative solutions to promote a responsible and open society.

POINT is a great place for networking and potential cooperation, and it offers peer-to-peer learning during the workshops. The conference will bring together 300  youngsters, participants, speakers, donors, representatives of the business community and NGOs, partners, and friends from all over the world. 

If you want to learn about initiatives dealing with political accountability projects, open data in democracy, human rights, technology tools for transparency and accountability, social media, current events, the impact of technology and similar – apply to participate and get inspired!

Important information!

  • The deadline for submissions is May 10th, 2023.
  • The event will take place in Sarajevo, June 15th – 17th, 2023.
  • If you need a visa to enter Bosnia and Herzegovina, we will help you obtain it.
  • The working language of the conference is English.
  • The POINT Conference (Political Accountability and New Technologies) is the largest conference of this type in the Southeastern Europe (SEE) region. It seeks to be a platform for civil society that encourages the use of new technologies. 

Should you join us? ASAP!  

We will be happy to see so many people from the South-East Europe region and around the world because that is what the POINT Conference (Political Accountability and New Technologies) is all about – connections, friendships, motivation, innovation and change. As a platform for the exchange of ideas and innovative solutions for the promotion of a responsible and open society, the POINT conference is the largest of its kind in the region and continues to be a platform for civil society that encourages the use of technologies.

Send your submission using this short form explaining why you want to participate in the conference, and If you have an idea for a presentation, please check our open call for speakers.

POINT Conference is organized by UG Zašto ne, in partnership with Mixer and the ACTION SEE and SEE Check networks, as well as the Western Balkans Antidisinformation Hub. It is supported by the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), Balkan Fund for Democracy (BTD), DT Institute, and the European Commission through the Thematic Programme for Civil Society Organisations.

If you have any questions, feel free to send us an e-mail at: [email protected]