This is the schedule for \#lote2 6-9 December in Brussels.
Day 1: Local Action Hero Challenge
Location: The Egg Exploitation, Barastreet 175 – 1070 Brussels
09:30 -10:00 Welcome, Ms. Gilda Farrell, Head of Social Cohesion Research and Early Warning Division, Council of Europe
10:00 - 10:30 Practical Information about Living on the Edge #2 event, Nadia EL-Imam
10:45 - 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 - 13:00 Introducing the Local Action Hero Challenge. Facilitated discussion by Malcolm Cox, Social Cohesion Research and Early Warning Division, Council of Europe
14:00 - 16:00 Mapping the Community Exercise. Ola Moller & Ben Vickers from the Edgeryders community
16:00 - 17:00 Synthesis and reporting of session outcomes
Day 2: Policy Hero Challenge
Location: The European Parliament, Room AG13 , Rue Wiertz 60 1047, Brussels.
10:00 -10:45 Welcome Coffee & Mingle
11:00 - 11:15 Opening the Policy Hero Challenge: Ms. Amelia Andersdotter, MEP (Sweden/ Piratpartiet)
11:15 - 13:00 Breakout Sessions
14:00 - 15:00 Continue breakout sessions
15:30 - 17:00 Synthesis & reporting of session outcomes.
19:00 - Late PARTY! at L’USINE, 44 Rue Du Doyenne, Uccle
Day 3 & 4: Community Unconference
Location: The Egg Exploitation, Barastreet 175 , 1070 Brussels
NB: Registration is required by Nov 28 by filling in this form .
Content determined by participants on location: Join the EdgeRyders team, and 100 of your new friends from all over Europe in a two day peer-to-peer open format unconference where people will present their own projects, find collaborators and friends, and get a chance to meet and spend time with all the people they have met during the EdgeRyders activities. We start at 9:00 on both days.
What happens on Day 1?For some years now the Council of Europe has been active in local deliberative processes involving diverse stakeholders and is currently building a network of European cities which sign the Charter of Shared Responsibilities as a commitment to engage with their citizens to help implement projects that contribute to increasing well being in societies.
We start with a facilitated discussion on how can interests and incentives be aligned for projects in diverse corners of Europe to be noticed and augmented so that they reach maximum potential in terms of: 1) reducing social exclusion, inequalities and poverty and 2) in doing so using highly deliberative and inclusive processes. Participants will then split in smaller groups to get to know people in the room, to explore what resources we actually have in the community, who is doing what and how we can support each other’s projects. (Collaboration Mosaic).
What happens on Day 2? This session is meant as a prototype of citizen collaboration that takes on board the full complexity of designing policy, rather than a dumbed-down version. Parallel sessions are formed. Each one focuses on one of the policy recommendations that were a result of Edgeryders. A member of the community takes responsibility for facilitating each one; an invited guest from the policy world acts as expert-in-residence. Each sessions tries to hammer out a “how-to” to make its goal achievable, focusing on the nuts-and-bolts of policy making to dodge hidden traps, legal incompatibilities, financial restrictions and the like. At the end, each session presents its approach and main findings. Here is a provisional list of topics, facilitators, and guests:
- Rewiring innovation policy. Facilitators: Kat Borlongan and Philippe Verstichel. Expert-in-residence: Prabhat Agarwal, European Commission – DG Connect
- Supporting bottom-up social infrastructures that regenerate human potential. Facilitators: Ilaria D’Auria and Vinay Gupta. Expert-in-residence: Justyna Krol, UNDP
- Cracking the unpaid internships enigma. Facilitators: Charanya Chimbaradam Expert-in-residence: (t.b.c)
What happens on Day 3-4? You want to do something,but don’t have money? In Edgeryders you have a network of international collaborators who could help you do the work, and vice versa, if the community were developed to facilitate and support this. We want to leave #lote2 with a working prototype of a new project which 1000s of people from all over the world are going to actively help one another get something started and keep it going to affect positive change in our local environments.
What’s happening? Join the EdgeRyders team, and 100 of your new friends from all over Europe in a two day peer-to-peer open format unconference where people will present their own projects, find collaborators and friends, and get a chance to meet and spend time with all the people they have met during the EdgeRyders activities. We start at 9:00 on both days. More detailed information here soon…