On 03.05.2018 22:20, Ramon Roca wrote:
I'm not thinking only on on the value for reusing
also developing personal cross-relationships in a way that motivates
the community contributors.
Regarding this point by Ramon I would like to inform you that with the
Sarantaporo.gr NPO we organize a "regional" conference in Sarantaporo on
July 6-8th with the support of the netCommons project.
For now we try to do more "targeted" invitations and we have not shared
this publicly but I think that all people in this list would be very
welcome to join anyway and perhaps know relevant people that would be
interested (unfortunately we don't have funding to cover travel expenses
but for special cases we could try to offer free participation
"subsidized" by the fees paid by those with available funding).
Ideally, such regional conferences could become part of a "series" which
could be organized in a way to contribute to a common pool of knowledge
and experiences. A possible "beyond the net" project could be
responsible to structure this information and also fund the organization
of such events including the participation of "local" actors with no
Here is a first draft of the invitation text:
On July 7-8th researchers, practitioners, and key actors in the
development of Community Networks around the world will visit one of the
success stories of this movement in Greece, the Sarantaporo.gr Community
Network, for a 2-day workshop organized by the netCommons project and
the Sarantaporo.gr Non-Profit Organization.
Organizing gatherings and workshops where the real action takes place is
important for all parties involved. The local community feels
recognition and empowerment, and realizes the importance of their
endeavor at a global scale.
The people working on the global technical, social, economic, and
political challenges that these networks face get the opportunity to
progress their agenda in an environment that is full of information on
how things work on the ground, but also full of inspiration and
motivation being in contact with the people's particular stories related
to their CN.
The Sarantaporo.gr CN being located close to the highest and most
popular greek mountain, the mount Olympos, offers also a great
opportunity for informal discussions and socialization in nature, a
collaboration experience that can prove much more productive than
airconditioned rooms and powerpoint presentations, both in the short and
in the long term.
Please express your willingness to participate by sending an e-mail to
panayotis(a)nethood.org (maximum number of participants is 30). More
details for the organization of the event are made available here (and
will be updated soon):
Note that no travel expenses will be covered by the organizers, and
there will be a registration fee at the range of 250-300EUR depending on
the actual costs, which will cover accommodation, transport from Athens
or Thessaloniki (if arrival/departure times fit the planned transport),
and most meals.
Note also that you might need to arrange your travel to arrive on the
6th and leave on the 9th, and that on the 9th there is another public
event being organized in Athens (at the Impact Hub).
Current Participant List
George Klissiaris, Sarantaporo.gr
Achileas Vaitsis, Sarantaporo.gr
Vassilis Chrysos, Sarantaporo.gr
Panayotis Antoniadis, NetHood
Alexandros Papageorgiou, NetHood
Ileana Apostol, NetHood
Aris Pilihos, Athens University of Economics and Business
Leonardo Maccari, University of Trento
Renato Lo Cigno, University of Trento
Virginie Aubree, University of Trento
Felix Treguer, CNRS
Leandro Navarro, UPC
Steve Song, Village Telco
Adam Burns, Free2Air
Juergen Neumann, Freifunk.net
Jane Coffin, ISOC