Technically, according to the grant agreement, this should look like this:
EDGE role in the final impact conference. A final impact conference, targeting not only academics, but also – and especially – activists, politicians, journalists. Comparing notes, learning from each other, with POPREBEL functioning as a way to find and systematize the existing experiences. This is meant to boost the immune system of Europe’s democracy by giving extra tools to the people in its frontline.
Feedback from events so far:
- it’s hard to get people to talk to you (Czechia)
- different events are not so useful to get in depth conversation going
- community managers have a hard time explaining Edgeryderds and motivating people to join, especially when at short notice (1-3 months contracts)
What do we think is going to be most conducive to high quality conversations?
- individual, loosely connected events like we have been doing so far?
- 1 bigger centralised event?
Conference tracks: Mini Worldbuilding efforts across the 3 countries
get Edgeryders invited in the spaces where people are already doing things, or activating (ie rural communities in Serbia)
mini Worldbuilding exercise: use the platform to talk about imagining new communities and new ways; create a personalised Category for them - this could be the case for:
Serbian district / Polish district / Czech district
The people we hire = people enagaged in some worldbuilding effort who can ‘host’ a conversation leading up to more in depth analysis and visualisation -> to be presented at the impact conference
the scenario building WP in POPREBEL should also totally help with this, and Vello is cool
he’d find this exciting. He could help us frame the “prompt” for the worldbuilding (Amelia)
for the team effort to work: new community builders would need to be coupled with a core team member; realistically I we can’t drop too much responsibility on them, onboarding them into the ER processes etc. (Noemi)
- Team of 2 curators for each country: each community builder works directly with an ethnographer on the ground - I think the curator and the ethnographer in each context should see themselves as a little “team”. If we position it that way from the start (they start in Feb) they can mutually support each other and we support them .
- Complementarity with the Community Journalism Programme: Community Journalism as service to the world builders - they can commission specific pieces to expand their knowledge, find commonalities with the other district etc.
- 3 community builders working in 2021 (under Services): They can speak and write in their language then. Reporting in local language + EN.
- add more community management for coordination (PMs - Ivan?)
- we don’t need community management per se;
- but we need 1 person to do outreach and engagement : focus on strategic marketing of the Worldbuilding outputs (ethnography & SSNA, business concepts…)