The project will create an interactive social technology of Public Opinion Research the active citizens about the actual problems of the city. The technique involves the development of a software module for tablet for the street survey of citizens and conducting street interviews through a program module and an audio recording of their views, followed by treatment and placement of podcasts on this site. Polls will carry specially trained volunteers. The results will be promptly posted on the organization's website, which will be executed its reconstruction.
What locality or neighborhood will your project focus on?
Describe the specific population with whom you will be working.
We focus on the 20% of the city population on the Pareto principle. Very small part of the 200-thousand people have the opportunity to express their opinion about the problems of the city, the vision of its development and it makes in the urban communities. We want the voice of society was powerful and audible. And came up with a simple and cheap way of studying public opinion and influence to decision-making by local authorities.
Who else will be on your team to help implement the project?
Govorukhina Marina, a spokesman for the Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union. She will training course for the group of interviewers. www.facebook.com / maryna.hovorukhina.
A group of volunteers (12 persons).
What kinds of news, stories and other content will be created?
We will create a special section on the website and will be posting the podcasts of street interviews with photos, results of questionnaires street opinions of citizens. All responses will be personalized with names and photos. It will be essential interviews and incentive to people to show their civic position. First time in many years the citizens of the city will be asked for their views on many issues of urban development.
What technologies and digital tools do you plan to use in the trainings?
Describe the connections that you or your organization have already established or plan to establish that will contribute to the success of the project.
Administrator of the city portal http://idbc.com.ua/blogs offered us run their own blog. We accepted the offer and will publish on the portal most interesting results of the study of public opinion.
How many participants do you think will be trained in your project?
Will form two groups of volunteers in 6 people each to participate in the project. Group interviewers will take 5-day training, audio treatment group – 2 days.
Describe which technologies, tools, and media you will focus on when training participants.
In our project, the main thing to mobilize people to the open utterance of opinion and not to teach them to use social tools. Therefore, we focus on the qualitative selection and training of interviewers in the special training and training of podcasting and Quick analysis of audio content. We will also use elements of the viral marketing in promoting social web and the formation of sense of ownership of its development and the responsibility for the present and future of the city.
Describe the facilities where you will hold the workshops.
Trainings for processing audio we will hold in a computer class rehabilitation center “Chance”, which has 8 computers and access the Internet through the optical line. Training of interviewers will be held in the training room of the Center “Chance”.
What is your current relationship with the community with whom you plan to work? What makes you the most appropriate individual or organization to implement this project?
Our organization has established a draft Program of the civil society and social partnership development in the Bila Tserkva (www.cif.org.ua / program). One of the major objectives is creating a liability as an officer of the local government and civic culture and responsibility among the city's population. The first step for such responsibility we expect to make a public presentation of critical personal opinions of citizens and their suggestions to improve the lives of the population of the city through street interactive poll. In practice, this will be the preparation of the company for the introduction of e-consultations. Created technology of the street interviews will become an element of such system of consultation. Our staff and partners have experience in journalism, podcasting.
What specific challenges do you expect to face when planning and implementing your project?
Possible problems could arise in communications those polled on the streets. To prevent the problems we will create the microgroups of 3 trained volunteer and maintain contacts with law enforcement agencies on the SOS signal.
How will you measure and evaluate the project’s impact, specifically: your primary participants, the wider regional community, or the global digital community?
• on the organization’s site created the block for placing the results of street poll
• created an electronic module of the street poll
• Local authorities will be forced to listen to the opinions of citizens.
• Dynamics of site traffic
• The number of recorded and posted podcasts
• Number of completed questionnaires in electronic module for street poll
• Popularity blog.
If your project were to be selected as a Rising Voices grantee, what would be the general timeline of project activities in 2014?
July. Acquisition of equipment, programming, selection and trainings of the working groups participants
August-November. Conducting street polls, publication of their results
December. Summing up, a press conference for local media.
Detail a specific budget of up to $2,500 USD for operating costs.
Develop technical specifications for programming and questionnaire forms – $ 100
Programming electronic module for tablet – $ 250
Reconstruction of the organization's website – $ 150
Press conference for the local media (press pack for journalists, Coffee Break) – $ 99
Training groups of interviewers, 6 people. – $ 500
Training group analysis of audio, 6 people. – $ 200
Hardware (tablet Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10″ 3G 32GB, recorder Zoom H4N, accessory kit for the recorder, memory card Transcend MicroSDHC 32GB – 2 pcs.) – $ 945
Project Administration: stationery and supplies – $ 42 banking – $ 35.
Besides the microgrant funding, what other support can Rising Voices provide for your project to ensure its success?
Video tutorials on the street interviewing, information on best practices.
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