2nd meeting – our work continues!

Today, on Tuesday 7 July, we had the second mumble meeting of the digital [x] working group. Our communication preferences were confirmed and we are now setting up internal and external communication channels, so that we can start working on content. We are still exploring new approaches of how to efficiently define our agenda for 2015. Our first decision was to do it in the forum that will be set up shortly. This has the advantage of allowing us to communicate our ideas, without everyone being present at the same time (that doesn’t work always during our bi-weekly meetings). We will start a Facebook page and a Twitter account. Though they are of course both evil, it‘s one of the ways to really connect to a much bigger community 😉. We have also agreed on focusing on two projects: firstly, a support group that provides CDN’s member organisations and working group with expertise in our sphere and secondly organising a seminar. We still need to figure out the details of our approach, something that we will start doing as soon as our communication channels (forum and chat) are set up. One important next step is to agree on a topic for our seminar and we are looking forward to that.

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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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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 digitisation, 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 (including FOSS*), 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. (more…)

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