Notes from the call:
Even though both POPREBEL and NGI both start officially in January, the tasks and milestones are different as we raced with Poprebel to get stuff before the elections. Training happening in January, platform going live in March; in NGI, platform is live in May.
Certain work can begin before the projects' official start, but that doesnt mean our work will. We just need to get organised a bit before, particularly community management.
Resources related to our work:
Personnel costs/ Staff costs can only be spent on (independent) consultants, they cannot go to another business.
No subcontracting to companies; the cost category for work which we outsource to companies or community organisation is Direct goods and services ().
For POPREBEL, the roles are almost assigned. DLab are covering the cost of a community manager too. The roles will not be advertised as it would not be ethical, given that we already have the people. It;s written in the project, so Article 32 is just consultative here. Each partner pays for their community managers.
Team recruitment is only relevant for NGI forward:
languages: English, French, Italian, German, Polish
in NGI, we are responsible for the Task on community management and have full ownership and responsibility. It is Edgeryders that recruits and pays the community managers.
Comm managers currently resourced at 4 hrs a week/ language; if that;s not an attractive enough job, then we might consider bilingual ones for 1 day a week to make it into an actual job for someone.
The more time and attention we can buy, the higher the chance that they will perform.
Amelia asked a million dollar question: how do you detect and predict flakiness in a person you interview for the job?