The major francophone Belgian Media are interviewing @alberto ahead of econ scifi this and next week . @noemi you should have your comms person pick up with Alberto on when the interviews are and get the url/hashtag/social media account of the publication - to send people you want to engage in the Reef towards that stuff.
Present Edgeryders in tems of the work being done in Belgium
These interviews are a unique opportunity to signal that we are here and open for business in Belgium.
So this is the presentation I would go with:
Edgeryders is an organisation that is prototyping new, economically viable, models for healthy, happy and green living in cities. Edgeryders develops new science and technologies to help us do this in a structured, evidence based way that is also accessible to people from different backgrounds - you dont have to have a phd to participate. Our approach has the added benefit of building consensus around a shared mission, and unlocking multilateral collaborations.
We have developed and tested our methods and technologies through our work with top universities in europe, local administrations and organisations such as the World Bank, UNDP and Rockefeller Foundation. Right now our work is based in Belgium because we think that is it the perfect place to build these new approaches because of the diversity: it is a perfect microcosm of the diverse range of needs that our solutions have to meet in order to be viable and replicable elsewhere.
Mention Notable successes:
- Has influenced the design of the new Belgian Strategy for International Development and Cooperation.
- Mentioned by Italian Daily La Repubblica as having played a role in the Economic growth of the Italian City of Matera,
- Has been involved in the successful bids for European Capital of Culture of the cities of Matera and Galway
DO Name drop:
Notable members include Robin Chase, Founder of Zipcar, Amelia Andersdotter former MEP for the Swedish Pirate Party and Digital Rights activist, Fabrizio Barca - Ex General Director of division chief at the research department of the Bank of Italy and chief of the department of development and cohesion policies at the treasury with previous tenures as chief at the research department of the Bank of Italy,and the president of the OECD’s territorial policies committee.