Meeting with organisations working on civic engagement platforms
thanks for asking! We met Anca Ionita 2 weeks ago, and discussed about a theoretical framework for a civic engagement platform.
Through discussions, and through other meetings (we met Ana Tzoni, who is going to do a fellowship program at Meu Rio this autumn in order to learn from their experience and then come back and create “Bucurestiul meu” here in Romania)… we actually realized there are many actors that are already planning to create civic engagement platforms:
- http://www.participacity.ro/ (Funky Citizens with CDUT and others)
- http://platforma-urbana.org/despre/ (Komunitas Association project- creation of a sort of a database with all the NGOs, initatives and projects that engage the citizens, providing also online tools which allow you to engage in the actions that concern you).
So the conclusion was, that the next steps should be to all meet together, all these people that want to build or have build online civic engagement platforms, align on the vision, before actually discussing more in details.
We were planning to organize a meeting at the beginning of September (7th of September) at Hanul Gabroveni, Anca Ionita wanted to participate as well.
We just met again today with Ana Tzoni (who actually met all the people from these organisations), in order to align on the objectives of the meeting, and how to organize it. Next steps:
work on a poster and invitation for the participants (@Raluca_Iacob_Pop do you want to participate as well? It would be great!)
send invitations to the participants (next week)
start working on a presentation for the introduction of the meeting, and find a methodology to animate it in order to align with the participants and find common grounds for collaboration. (week of 17th of August)
-7th of September hold the meeting
Will post updates, as soon as we have more!