Call for new members!

Cooperation and Development Network Eastern Europe (CDN) is happy to announce an open call for new members of the digital [x] working group. We are looking for interested and motivated people who want to discover everything connected to digitalisation, how it affects us, how we can affect it and how we can actively use it for society’s benefit.
Right now we want to work on digital rights, data protection, open culture and knowledge, digital privacy and security. Once we have our new members on board we can expand the scope and add new topics based on your interests and ideas. Our mission/main goal is to accommodate the needs and interests of our group members and CDN member organisations.


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15th digital [x] meeting – planning a seminar and being big on Twitter

In the first meeting in 2016, digital [x] debated topics ranging from our report to the GA to the price of fish & chips in the UK. The two main tasks that we talked about were the European Youth Foundation application that we are currently preparing and how to continue the posting of news that we have started on Facebook some time ago. Regarding the application, we decided to have additional working group meetings to define the topic of the seminar and to start working on it now in order to try – once again – to avoid last minute stress. On the posts that we’ve been doing on Facebook, we’ve decided the last details of posting on Twitter, which we will start any day now!

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5th meeting – deadlines rule!

The 5th digital [x] meeting took place on the 18.08.15.  This meeting was dedicated to the setting up of the three projects that our working group has agreed on during the previous weeks. To start work and move beyond the project planning phase, we have decided to start working with short-term deadlines in order to achieve real progress soon.

We have identified the concrete goals that need to be achieved until our next meeting so that we can move on from there. As one of our projects we want to organise a seminar – here our task until the next meeting is to identify possible sources for funding and research their application criteria. If you know of any funders, please drop us a line. Your help will be greatly appreciated!

In our other project, where we want to monitor interesting developments in the digital rights field, we have decided that all ideas on how to implement this should be done until the next meeting. We will then distribute tasks and start realising our projects!

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3rd meeting – and now on to the forum!

Almost in the very middle of the summer 2015, on the 21.07.2015, the 3rd digital [x] meeting took place. As the heat and vacation rate starts to increase the participation rate started to decrease. Now we should see if that measure – participation rate – will change or not, because we’ve just took a decision to move all our communication to the forum and get rid of emails while we’re at it. There’s no need for that anymore as out awesome Discourse forum will be sending notifications by email. From now on all questions, issues, proposals, projects, and other shenanigans will be communicated and managed on the forum. This decision was the highlight of today’s meeting and we are now looking forward to see more of our working group members being active on the forum!

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digital [x] working group launched with first meeting!

We are happy to announce that the digital [x] working group of CDN has launched with our very first meeting on Jun-17th! This meeting was dedicated to getting to know each other and finding out what our expectations for this year are.

We discussed how we want to organise future work and which tools to use for the team’s communication and cooperation on digital [x] projects. While we are still in process of brainstorming what projects we want to work on, we agreed to focus our attention on a few initiatives, instead of trying out many different things.

So far among the proposed ideas is setting-up a technical-assistance network for young Green organisations that can help with technical matters as well as issues such as open source software, privacy, encryption etc. The second proposal is to organise a seminar on a topic that is still to be defined during the next meetings. The spirit at the meeting was a bit nerdy and very positive, and we are all very much looking forward to getting this new venture rolling and having a long, productive and fun cooperation!

PS: The gender balance was far better than on the above picture.

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