In early November Edgeryders Noemi Salantiu, Alex Levene and John Coate will travel to the Croatian city of Rijeka, on the4 Istrian coast, to conduct a community building workshop in support of their status as a European Capital of Culture in 2020.
Rijeka has already created a number of projects for Rijeka 2020 (https://rijeka2020.eu/en/) including building a dynamic new community and cultural center, the RiHub, the similar Brick House, and numerous cultural and civic initiatives such as Energana Incubator, Seasons of Power, Green Wave and 27 Neighbourhoods.
Rijeka 2020 organizers wish to use an online community network to tie all of these projects together in order to increase visibility, foster collaboration and develop an ongoing way for people to come together in ways that increase the permanence of their many initiatives.
This is where Edgeryders comes in. They asked us to give a two-day workshop on the steps required to organize, build and grow a healthy online community. The workshop consist of presentations, Q&A, analyzing and selecting a platform, active real-time collaboration on developing a working terms of Service, advice on generating public awareness, and advice on managing a growing community. Much of the focus will be on the 27 Neighbourhoods project. We will work with ten of the neighbourhood representatives, helping them shape Rijeka 2020 online so that it increases fulfillment of their goals.
The workshop will take place in Rijeka on November 5-6.