A Grant for SPONGE
Stefan Candea / 2014-04-02

Sponge – connecting networks and communities of media visionaries and innovators" is a project financed by the EEA 2009 – 2014 grants, through the NGO Fund in Romania.

 

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Sponge is an experimental media lab, liaising existing networks of journalists, activists, developers, information designers, legal experts and students at the nexus of information transparency and acocuntability.

We are experimenting with new digital tools, in the service of public interest. We are promoting free software and verifyable, and relevant information under the form of articles or digital tools. Sponge is organising workshops, hack events and conferences on various interesting themes.

To get to know us better, watch this video.

Sponge's partners are CRJI, Active Watch, Ceata, Geo-spatial, ApTI si Universiry for Political Sciences – Bucharest University.If you want to become a partner or get involved, write us here.

After two years of dedicating our time and resources to various SPONGE projects on a voluntary basis, we received some funding to develop our organizational capacity, within the „Sponge – connecting networks and communities of media visionaries and innovators” project financed by the EEA 2009 – 2014 grants, through the NGO Fund in Romania.

The „Sponge – connecting networks and communities of media visionaries and innovators” aims to:

  • Develop the organizational capability of the Sponge media lab, experimenting with new technologies and digital tools, with the mission to produce and promote free, relevant and verifiable information in the public interest. We address a real world need: the lack of information in the pubic interest.

  • Transform an informal existing network into a more structured one and connect organizations that were working separately, but having the same goal: information transparency and in the public interest. The Sponge network strives to streamline and autmate it's main activities.

  • Create a publishing platform and an internal information management platform, for the Sponge members and project. The Sponge will document it's activiteis and will produce an extensive knowlege base. We will develop free digital tools within hack events and various workshops.

The content of this website does not necessarily reflect the official position of the EEA grants 2009 – 2014. The website owner carries the whole liability regarding the correctness and accuracy of the presented information.

This activity is financed within „Sponge – connecting networks and communities of media visionaries and innovators” project financed by the EEA grants 2009 – 2014, through the NGO Fund in Romania. For official information on the EEA and Norway grants visit www.eeagrants.org.

 

 

                                                                   

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