Since its New York launch in 2004, Personal Democracy Forum annually gathers international crowd to discuss the role of civic tech enthusiasts and professionals in politics, economy and social life. For many years now, well-established regional PDF conferences are held in multiple cities worldwide bringing together local experts to discuss technology’s impact on government, politics, media, and the future of democracy.

On October 25-26, the third edition of Personal Democracy Forum Ukraine will take place in Kharkiv where over 200 guests and participants from all over Ukraine and the CEE region will be involved in the debate on the most appealing topics in Ukraine in three thematic streams:

Re:forming the State

Re:forming the Community

Re:forming Ourselves


At this year’s PDF UA, by combining the regional perspective with independent outlooks, we will try to think how uniting the local and international communities can foster Ukraine’s ongoing democratic transition. Activists interested in civic tech, transparency and citizens’ participation, local officials facing the challenges of Gov Tech in Ukraine, business representatives interested in using technologies to facilitate the social change, journalists working in the digital environment and other professionals from the CEE region and beyond will have a chance to follow 15 keynote speeches, 2 discussion panels and at least 12 practical workshops.


Check our Speakers and register here to take part in the debate!


#PDFUA18 is organised by OPORA Civil Network, Techsoup Europe, ePaństwo Foundation and TransparenCEE Network in partnership with United Nations Development Programme Ukraine, OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights and Quinta Group. The event is sponsored by National Endowment for Democracy and European Endowment for Democracy.

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