I think this would be a good candidate for the opening ceremony.
wow. today is a good day for global OSCEdays Just got a phone call from Franz Narada - a very active openness person from Austria. And he is interested in helping us/setting something up video-wise to connect all OSCEdays cities.
I’ll think of something and have a call with him in the coming days. But if you have ideas…
Noemi (from Edgeryders, and organising OSCEdays in Sibiu) is currently working on the City of Culture 2020 bid for Galway, in Ireland. She asked if we would be interested in potentially partnering on an unMonastery-like project and a travelling sustainability festival, should their bid be successful. The project is called PILGRIM, and it’s organised by An Áit Eile.
It seems like it could be a good fit. Any offer of support is entirely non-binding, so I just wrote them a letter of intent saying that we would be interested. If they win the bid, we can discuss if/how we want to be involved.
Let’s go for it.
More good news and proof how wonderful the community you started is: Noemi is from my hometown, Cluj. It’s a small world, after all.
She is not yet registered on our forum, so I can welcome her and Sibiu, but I am delighted to see them onboard.
‘An Ait Eile’ translation, ‘The Other Place’. Nice. I’m always looking to do projects in Ireland. Thanks Sam.
He is helping Christiana Gardikioti set-up her event and community in Greece. Yep, another proof of the power of networking and of us finding our friends in values and purpose everywhere. Go OSCE!
I will Skype with her tomorrow at 15:00 Berlin time, 16:00 Athens for onboarding. Lars or anybody else wants to get on the call? Just be on Skye around that time and let me know if you want to get on the call.
i just onboarded Porto in Portugal. The event will be run by people that work in cooperatives! This movement is strong in germany and many especially commons interested people are looking into it. And the subject in porto will be:
How can the cooperative model/movement can help to accelerate the Circular Economy?
I did not see that coming But it is a very good question I think.
##Mentorship Program Self organized?
I was just talking to a great and very experienced guy in Los Angeles. And he will set up the local event in Los Angeles.
I was telling him about our mentorship program idea. And as always he was super excited about it and offered to be a mentor right away.
This got me thinking. One more time. If there is so much enthusiasm … Maybe we can have a more selforganized Mentorship program.
#“Meet The Mentors”
- We set up a category called “Meet the Mentors”
- We publish a call for mentors
In this call we ask the people to open up a thread in the “Meet The Mentors” category where they introduce themselves and their field of expertise. And where they can write down, when they will answer the questions. We can provide them with a simple template to do introduce themselves.
From there we only have to advertise it.
And if we know really cool people we want to become mentors - we can personally engage with them and help them to set up this thread. But only when there is time.
I think this can very well work together with the network @JayKay opened up for us.
And it is not resource intense! Not at all.
What do you think?
Ah Lars, you are full of good ideas. I think this is a great idea and is very fitting with the way we work. We should include it in the next newsletter.
Let me set it up first before we include it in the newsletter. Will not have the time to do it probably before May 1st. But then it will be right on the top of my list.
Ah, but you could announce it already. But if there is no place to sign up right away …
not sure. you can set it up as well. … Will create the category “Meet The Mentors” now. Let’s see.
Created the category. It is on top of the forum (test ballon). What do you think?
The introduction i wrote is shitty. (I spend all day writing). Feel free to edit it. And suggest more elaborated ways to deliver it.
I would add maybe a point that also elaborates that:
“During the days it would also be fantastic to have a number of Mentors who could also be available online (e.g. google hangout/ Skype) during certain time slots from the 9th to 13th, in order to have more interactive questions and answer sessions on some of the topics people are working on (as well as the mentors no doubt getting a lot from this)”
On that note I’m having a call on monday and was going to see if @Johnny_Kerkhof could join too with one of the EMF/ CIRCULATE guys who was going to help craft/ review if we put a call out for mentors through their network. This Forum can start as a starting point for that too
jepp, I was thinking about that too. There need to be a way to inspire mentors to come up with the idea for hangouts themselves without a wall of text with complicated instructions how to set it up. Will think of something.
I’ve been a bit hectic this last week so haven’t had time to do the latest newsletter. If anyone else has time to pick it up that would be awesome. Otherwise I’ll send it early next week instead.
Hi, just want to let you know. We are 60 cities now. And I have 3 or 4 more in the line. But we have a view drop outs.
Hi, want to let you know: Onboarding got a bit crazy today. Maybe we will end up with even close to 70 local events in 70 cities.
And there are a few more asking if they can organize something on a later date. I replied to this here in this thread (comment 3) - So we should definitely use the momentum to make it clear to people they can use the brand and platform also during the year - to have more actions going on constantly.
Fantastic news! Too bad there is no champagne Emoji, because for me it’s that kind of day. You got us to this milestone and my son and his company just inaugurated the first smart solar road in the world in Corsica.
Can you keep up Lars? Do you have enough help?
66 cities now …
@Silvia If you have a little time today: Justine created a topic that will be our global challenge on a Zero Waste Event. The topic needs a bit more work - better structured text - and introductions. The topic is a wiki. If you see something to improve, feel free to go.
ok, 67 now (with Eindhoven added today), we have 2 more french cities coming in, plus an irish one, plus a chinese one, and maybe plus Zurich.
so if they all come in we end up with 72.
interesting note: the strongest “nation” by far are the french. Not just are there a lot of events in france. But also from other countries (kuala lumpur, Singapore, Ho Chi Minh, + i forgot) the people making the connection are french emigrants.
I made some changes, @Justine please delete or correct them, if you do not like my intervention. Thank you for coming up with the challenge, there cannot be something more critical for us to show that we mean what we say at OSCE.