The award for innovations in socially useful activities went to Demagog Association in Kraków.
That distinction for social organizations which have special achievements in promotional, research and educational activities using new information and communication technologies has been awarded for nine years.
This year, out of several dozen candidates who had submitted their applications, the Competition Committee awarded Demagog Association for its practical use of ICT in fact-checking activities and sharing its know-how with various groups of receivers.
The Competition Committee is composed of: Radosław Jasiński – Chairman (Polish-American Freedom Foundation), Urszula Krasnodębska-Maciuła (ngo.pl/Klon-Jawor Association), Michał Jaworski (Microsoft), Jacek Królikowski (Information Society Development Foundation) and Konrad Ciesiołkiewicz (Orange).
The award, in form of financial prize of PLN 40,000, is to be used for statutory activities and national promotional campaign addressed to third sector community.
“The best social organizations not only have noble intentions but first of all are effective in their activities which include, among others, their skills in communicating about achieved results and using all available resources, such as for instance the Internet. Demagog Association, the winner of this year’s Sector 3.0 Award, is just like that. The Competition Committee considered the winner’s efficient and effective use of ICT, educational activities and effectiveness,” Program Director of Polish-American Freedom Foundation Radosław Jasiński explains.
About the Winner
Demagog Association is the first fact-checking organization in Poland and its main objective is to improve the quality of public debate by providing the citizens with impartial and reliable information as the source of their knowledge. With its activity the Association builds and strengthens civil attitude of the society with regard to verifying and informed use of information.
The previous winners of the Award were: The Visible Foundation (2013), Itaka Foundation (2014), Katarynka Foundation (2015), TUS Foundation (2016), We Give the Strangth to Children Foundation (2017), Rzeczjasna Possible Initiatives Association (2018), Citizens Network Watchdog Poland (2019), and Virtual Dream Foundation (2020).
Sector 3.0 is a program of the Polish-American Freedom Foundation managed by the Information Society Development Foundation.