POINT Conference (Political Accountability and New Technologies) is a project of ACTION SEE regional network that comes out of s growing need of the organizations in the region that work on accountability and transparency of governments to share experiences and learn about different initiatives around the world. It takes a form of a showcasing conference, but also it provides other activities like advocacy conferences and events, workshops and trainings, hackathons and datathons, different networking events, as well as specific project meetings. Apart from regional activists, activists and experts from Middle East, Europe, the US and the rest of the world from over 40 countries participated in the conference over the past years.
POINT is a unique event containing various activities and promoting political accountability and new technologies in the region of South Eastern Europe and beyond. Each year we host the most interesting speakers from around the world, practitioners from around the Balkans region and experts in the field of modern transparency and accountability tools discussing current political affairs and civil society engagement. While staying highly professional POINT offers also great networking experience in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere thanks to the premises of ArtKino Kriterion.
So far there were 3 POINT conferences, and POINT 4.0 to be held in May 2015 is the fourth edition and a logical continuation of the past successful POINT conferences.
POINT conference is organized by CA Why not (Zašto ne) from BiH, in cooperation with Center for Research on Transparency and Accountability (CRTA) from Serbia, Metamorphosis Foundation from Macedonia and Center for Democratic Transition (CDT) from Montenegro, with regular cooperation with Mjaft from Albania, IPKO Foundation from Kosovo and Fundacja Techsoup from Warsaw. Some of the other partners on the conference have been National Endowment for Democracy, Friedrich Ebert Foundation, Balkan Trust for Democracy, Heinrich Boell Foundation, Open Society Foundations and US Embassy in BiH.