Nadia: Hi Everyone, especially K and AccessJames I want to following up on the …
Hi Everyone, especially K and AccessJames
I want to following up on the Twitter conversation here so everyone interested knows what's going on.
Following #lote we have been asked to make an addition to a report that reponds to this motion: http://assembly.coe.int/Documents/WorkingDocs/Doc10/EDOC12256.pdf
In response to the motion, we have been asked to contribute to a paper that while it acknowledges the challenges faced by young people, is focused on putting forward creative solutions to existing problems. Our contribution to the report should be maximum 5 pages long and contain as they put it "out-of-the-box ideas and innovative solutions" put forward in Edgeryders discussions- both on the platform and during the conference. The deadline for this is August 20th so I think it might be a bit late for your paper, but I'd suggest working out of a shared document so anyone can follow it as it progresses and also contribute to it- anyone who does will be included as co-authors. There is 500 Euros on the table for the person who wants to drive the process and take responsibility for making sure that the end output is of high enough quality that the community would be proud to be associated with it :)
The Deadline for the final report is August 20.
Who wants to lead the process? Who would be up for contributing to the report?
I'd be interested in contributing if I can write anything of use. It's re solutions to chronic youth unemployment, right? The intuitive responses all seem to involve individual and collective resiliency and increasing shift of production to the informal economy. I suggest a close look at Dougald Hine's "social media against the recession," Nathan Cravens' alliance of hackerspaces, cybercafes and permaculture, and some additions (particularly cheap housing) I added to Cravens' 3-legged stool.