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Community bulletin #1: first workshop week

We thought that you might be curious about what has happened since our first community gathering at end of June that concluded the community design phase.

We are starting a new series of “community bulletins” that will keep you posted about the ongoing developments of our co-creation process. 

Thanks to you, we have now a clear view on the objectives and long-term goals – and on how we would like to reach these objectives through what we call participatory challenges

For this we need a community hub – a collaborative online platform that allows you to connect with others in the field of education for climate, tackle fragmentation and work on these challenges.  

You told us that this future community hub needs to be accessible, simple and interlinked. And this is what we are currently busy with: to make this a reality.  

Again, we need your input to the design of this collaboration platform that will be ready by the end of October. We have launched a new series on workshops for this purpose. 

This week, we started with the first of these workshops the process of co-designing important community elements that will feed into the community platform architecture. From community governance and leadership to community dynamics and taxonomies, we will cover a lot during the next weeks! 

Check and register for upcoming workshops 

Takeaways of this week’s workshop: mapping the community. 

What did we want to learn about?  

  • Your experiences with community outreach and which education for climate initiatives you know of (in your country or elsewhere). 

  • What we could do to discover future community members and how we could reach out to them. 

  • In which role you could contribute to this community mapping and what you would need from us for this.  

What did we find out? 

  • Be inclusive: key information has to be available in all EU languages. 

  • Be diverse: reach out to as local as possible initiatives across the EU and seek visibility on regional and national portals for students, teachers and relevant science and policy networks and events. 

  • Be concrete: tailor regular newsletter to tangible projects and challenges. 

  • Be authentic: give voice to community members to pitch the community.  

What are the next steps?  

  • We will now integrate these conversations into our communication strategy.  

  • Now that we have a good idea of how to reach the future community, we need to organise the community. A growing community with a lot of inspiration means a lot of information – so one important aspect is how to structure this community knowledge. So in parallel, we just started workshops on structuring the community.  

  • In this next step, we want to discuss with you how we can structure our community platform as a marketplace where people, their initiatives, and ideas for education for climate meet: which information would you like to see or be available for you to filter on?  

  • You want to answer this question? There are still workshop places left, so please register! 

  • Bring your fellows on board - spread the word of our workshops.