A while back, Alberto prepared an online course to give a high-level description of what the EU is, and how it actually works. This course is now on Coursera, for free (if you want the certificate of completion, you pay 42 EUR). Several of us at Edgeryders have decided to sign up: while we already know much about the EU, we think we could benefit from a systematic framework to hang our specific knowledge to. And Alberto is a rigorous thinker and a clear communicator: no way this course is going to be less than excellent.
@anique.yael, @amelia and I have decided to run a small study group from Edgeryders. This means we will be available to support each other, and anyone else who is also interested in joining, during the four weeks of the course. Something that I would like to think about with you all is this: how can “people on the edge”, we radical ideas about climate change, living together, alternative economies, off-grid living, appropriate tech and so on relate to the EU? Can it be an ally? An enemy? A bit of both? What about member states, and perhaps states in general? I have long had this feeling that states are the enemies of mobile people – could the EU offer partial solutions? What do others think?
Everyone is welcome to join our study group. If you are interested, let me know, and together we will figure out how to proceed. To enroll follow this link.