MFK will award up to four grants (total of 200,000 Euros available in funding) to implement a proposal that addresses the aforementioned objectives. In addition to the award, grantees will also receive:
- Mentoring: Winners will work with mentors from MFK, the judicial sector, and relevant institutions to develop innovative solutions to address citizens justice needs and improve access to justice and transparency.
- Networking and professional matchmaking: Introductions to relevant experts and stakeholders.
- Profile-raising activities: MFK will promote your winning innovation and celebrate your results.
The Challenge Structure and Timeline
- Challenge Announcement and Judicial Data Workshop
To help applicants understand stakeholder priorities, understand and interpret the data available, and formulate a submission, MFK is hosting an interactive judicial data workshop.
The Judicial Data Applicant Workshop is an opportunity to:
- Familiarize yourself with some of the existing judicial sector open data.
- Learn about the value and aims of open data.
- Learn how to interpret open data and the methodological differences in different judicial datasets.
- Explore the relationship between criminal or civil charges, case duration, decisions, and resourcing in different geographies and sectors.
- Get to know the opportunities and constraints faced by policymakers, KJC and KPC staff as you advocate for change.
- Meet the Challenge sponsors and Champions.
- Ask and get questions answered about the challenge process, criteria, and goals.
- Meet and potentially partner with other competitors.
While attending the Dig Data Applicant Workshop is not mandatory, we believe it will be useful in developing a more competitive solution. We will also record the workshop and post it on our website for competitors to reference.
Winners will work with MFK’s grants team to draft and set milestones for a results-driven work plan. Grantees will have up to 8 months to complete the work. MFK will work with the grantees to make connections with relevant judicial system stakeholders, maintain relationships, mentor the winners, and publicly celebrate their progress.
What We Are Looking For:
We are looking for tools and approaches that:
- Furnish reliable information
- Derived from open data, that
- Empower the judicial system personnel, policymakers, the private sector, educators, and citizens to make data-informed decisions and to take constructive personal and civic action related to judicial data in Kosovo,
- If needed, connect people to help and resources, and
- Improves understanding of the challenges faced by Kosovo citizens, the judicial sector, and/or the government regarding making empowered, informed choices about the status of their current or future cases in the legal system and to use data to advocate for increased efficiency, transparency, and equity in the judicial system.
These tools and approaches might include but are not limited to mobile applications, communication campaigns, technical assistance, advocacy campaigns, case management platforms, decision trees, data visualization, digitally-enabled trusted personal networks, policies, enforcement, and incentive schemes, pilot or national projects, hardware or software solutions, computing platforms, digital communications, social networking and audio-visual material, etc.
These tools and approaches must be data-driven, applicable to Kosovo, and deliberately inclusive to women and other underserved communities.
We recommend that you pick only one or a few topics to address in your solution. We would rather you present a clear analysis and focused approach by addressing only one or a few challenge areas than try to tackle all the potential areas. We have found that proposals that try to address all the topics are often too general and unfocused to be successful.