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Strategic plan 2010 -2013

At the end of 2009 we look at oneworldsee foundation staff and partners'behavioural change about use of ICTs to understand and to consolidate our learnings. After an intense period of field visits, interviews and a final workshop in December in Sarajevo
we identify our path:

OneWorld Platform for south-east Europe is a functional network and community of organizations, informal and formal groups, associations and individuals that connects local, regional and global initiatives.
It is actively involved, on bases of solidarity, responsibility and transparency, in building a regional and interactive multilingual, proactive and technologically advanced knowledge database.
The founding principles of the community are based on ethics, openness, partner support and protection for human rights, gender equality, minority rights, environmental protection, public domain and sustainable development.
The foundation for the future development of the community is secured by free technology and open contents.
The community confirms its credibility in the civil sector, institutions and media.

The community produces and publishes information, analyses, strategic documents, builds ad hoc coalitions, launches campaigns, educates, advocates and lobbies on behalf of its partners and community members.
The platforms created by the community are creative e-labs on issues related to civil society, technology and public domain.
The community generates and exchanges interactive databases in the areas of activity of civil society organizations. If adequate expertise is lacking regionally, the community attempts to access and implement referential global experiences.
The community advocates introduction and improvement of a system of values in the civil society. Through its products and activities, the network will attempt to introduce the system of values defined in the Vision in the society in general.

The communities, the challenges and the changes

  1. Civil Society Organizations and individual activists
  2. Media
  3. Policy makers/decision makers, (domain: ICT advocacy and policy)
  4. Academic Communities
  5. IT professionals (Private Sector social responsibility)
  6. oneworldsee, the organization

Civil Society Organizations and individual activists
The programs intend to see cso and individuals (partners/members) from oneworlsee platforms get all actively involved in the building and work of the network. Members of the network cooperate, exchange knowledge and information. They work together to prepare and apply technical and ethical standards of the network. Members create specialized sub-networks inside the platform, to ensure  more focused attention to given topics of interest. In their work, they use and adapt open and free technologies and apply gender and environmentally aware approach.
Members are aware of each other specificity, field of expertise and presence on the field, they provide each other with support, exchange resources and act together, as need may be.

The programs intend to see mainstream media and journalist  that recognize oneworldsee platform as a reliable and relevant source of information and as hub for sensitisation  of media and journalists about the civil sector, its values and activities.
They use oneworldsee  platforms to confirm civil society and individuals contacts and reliability, they also use owpsee partners/members’ to verify information and to get alternative stories and perspectives.

Policy makers/decision makers, (domain: ICT advocacy and policy)
The programs intend to see policy and decision makers in the area of information and communications technologies (ICT) to understand, incorporate and promote five specific fields - creative commons, floss, gender, environment and e-democracy in their policies. Policy and decision makers work toward maintaining open and continuous communication channel with oneworldsee network on local, national and regional level. They are ready to engage in multi-stakeholders initiative and to collaboratively participate to position papers and lobbying activities on the issues listed above. They are part of a network of capable individuals and institutions responsible for development of policies open to know-how and initiatives on the issues.

Academic community
The programs intend to see members of the academic community involved as a network of individuals and institutions ready to face us and provide quality feedback, acting as source of knowledge who provide advise on oneworldsee platform issues and values which imply advocate initiatives and positions statements.
They are connected and available to oneworldsee platform members/partners in their own countries, they use the owpsee platform as their means and medium to connect, distribute and disseminate information and knowledge.

IT Professionals
The programs intend to see IT professionals eager and prepared to share their knowledge and skills with the community.
IT Professionals act as a link to the IT industry in sensitizing and promoting corporate responsibility in the five fields of oneworldsee interest: - Internet rights and building te commons, FLOSS, e-democracy, environment and gender.
These sensitized private sector representatives are ready to contribute with its knowledge and resources to relevant oneworldsee platform initiatives; they also develop a frame for communication through guilds, professional associations and trade unions.

oneworldsee, the organization
The programs intend to see owpsee as a group of committed individuals and a strong collective composed by a core team and a pool of collaborators able to work from remote and animate their own community.
Oneworldsee is interested and actively searching for civil society applications which are based on open and free technologies, apply gender and have an environmentally aware approach.
Oneworldsee is able to communicate and transfer information relevant for the work of the partners/members it is also able to engage the community in non-formal learning and strategic use of internet platforms and new-media (web 2.0) involving the community on the public domain discourse on technologies and content.

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13 Principles


  • Balancing rights and interests: Best practices to counter online abuse and violence
  • Submission in advance of the consideration of the periodic report of South Africa, Human Rights Committee
  • Internet rights at the Human Rights Council 31st session
  • Internet Freedom Festival, a civil society response to censorship and surveillance
  • EMPOWER Malaysia: "The best way to counter alleged misinformation is more information"

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