I continue the conversation about the role of "country” connector" also initiated by @BoST. I wanted to speak about it after having some kind of experience doing so. Now, I have news to share:
Since I engage OSCEdays, I have contacted several people / organizations in 8 Spanish cities to introduce OSCEdays and invite them to join, for example, organizing an event in their city. Mainly, I have contacted with organizations/ people in the environmentall / circular economy / sustainability field or in the collaborative/ maker / fabber / coworking ecosystem etc.
Also, when there has been interest and / or they have asked me, I have provided ideas about possible formats, other persons to contact in specific local events etc.
I have also been in contact with people who is already organizing an event for possible synergies.
Of the 8 contacted cities, some were not interested (maybe they would have been with more time). But several people have shown great interest, and it has even emerged a new event with a very interesting organization in Zaragoza. @Lars2i and @sharmarval I guess you already have the information.
Some organizations have told me that this time they cannot organize and event due to deadlines/ resources or similar. But they would like to see how to collaborate or being engaged with OSCEdays.
I found interesting this role as country connector because I know some environmental organizations at national level and I´m also interested in collaborative economy / open resources/ social innovation etc.
It would be interesting to see possible ways to collaborate with OSCEdays for organizations/ people who cannot organize an event from 9-13 June but that can be interested in joining the movement. I.e. Possibility to celebrate OSCEdays event outside the 9-13 June? Other ways to collaborate during the year?
Keep in touch!