Re: Global Villages Network co-creates "Village Innovation Talk" [1 Attachment]
Congratulations! I know that you've worked for many years with some of
these villages. It's exciting to see them coming together in very much
the way you envisioned. I think it's hardest to get this core together,
and then it will grow naturally.
Will this be primarily in German? I will try to see who in Lithuania
might be interested, in time.
I share your letter at Living By Truth and also Learning From Each Other,
where others know you from Minciu Sodas.
> [ http://globalvillages.ning.com/ ]Global Villages Network
> local community - global networking
> Dear Members of the Global Villages Network,
> Dear subscribers of the globalvillages yahoogroup,
> for the first time, in the name of GVN, a major and groundbreaking
> activity is finally taking place.
> I have the pleasure to announce it today and I hope that most of you will
> decide to take part passively by using the video stream we are going to
> If you want to take part more actively, please send me a private message
> at: f.nahrada@...
> please also help us to distribute the following press release:
> Village Innovation Talks Begin!
> [ http://www.dorfwiki.org/wiki.cgi?VillageInnovationTalk/St_Martin
> ]St.Martin, [
> ]Siegendorf, [
> ]Kirchbach, [
> ]Bittelbronn, [
> ]Odernheim, [
> ]Witzenhausen -
> On 16th of December 2011 they will start the first "Village Innovation
> Talk": Six innovative villages from Germany and Austria are connecting via
> Videobridging and they will openly exchange innovative approaches in
> various domains of village life.
> • In a relaxed pre-Christmas mood in local meeting places groups
> of locals with something to say will come together. By projector, screen
> and sound, this groups will converse with each other, connected by the
> internet in real time. The aim of the Village Innovation Talks is for
> village innovators to dialogue, and learn from each other, to define new
> projects, and to get peer to peer support for them. "Videobridging" as
> distinct from Video Conferencing seeks to connect whole local learning
> circles and foster local encounter and dialogue by bringing in "global"
> • "The mayor in an Amazonian area and a mayor from this round
> would have a lot to relate to each other. They might have to act under
> totally different conditions, but their aims – like fighting the flight
> to the cities, the creation of apt infrastructure, be it of energy,
> communication or entertainment are similar," states Klaus Stoll, Managing
> Director of GKPF (Global Knowledge Partnership Foundation), who are
> sponsoring the first Talk partnering with Global Villages Network. The
> GKPF seeks to explore new ways and chances for sustainable development
> through the Village Innovation Talks.. They look to bring people from the
> Global North and Global South to create something new together.
> • The participants in this first round of talks all have
> successful experiences to present in the areas of energy, broadband,
> culture and education.
> • [
> ]Bittelbronn, with 580 villagers in Zollernalbkreis, has founded a
> cooperative to supply the locality with heating from renewable sources.
> • Also in the energy sector [
> ]Odernheim has plans underway for a wind turbine park. In addition, the
> activities of the "Odernheim Future Viability Group", are targeting young
> entrepreneurs in creativity and future oriented fields to widen the scope
> of cultural offers.
> • In [
> ]Witzenhausen in Hessen, Räderwerk e.V. is raising awareness of
> connections between culture and work with small businesses, institutions
> and individuals on an old industrial site.
> • Dream Academia on the German-Hungarian border ([
> ]Siegendorf) is the first „center for dream development“ and invites
> folks to implement and actualize their dreams across boundaries.
> • [
> ]St.Martin in Waldviertel has created really concretely a fiber optic IT
> infrastructure that even surpasses the urban infrastructure.
> • [ http://www.dorfwiki.org/wiki.cgi?VillageInnovationTalk/Kirchbach ]
> Kirchbach in Steiermark (Styria/SouthEast Austria) has brought the
> university into the village via Videobridging.
> Franz Nahrada, the founder of GVN (Global Villages Network), sets his
> vision out "Villages which want to be sustainable must now proceed in many
> directions and new ways. Years back a network was founded, which wanted to
> use modern communication technologies, especiallyfor the purpose to let
> creative and innovative people in rural areas exchange their ideas freely
> . The time has come for such a dialogue!"
> AdobeConnect will be used as a technical solution as the video bridging
> software. In that system, only one computer connected to the Internet,
> with a webcam and browser is required.
> Other communication possibilities during the event (Videostream, Facebook,
> Twitter) will be provided. We will send out the URL in a later message.
> 16th of December 2011
> Start time is 16.00 o'clock
> End time is 19.30 o'clock.
> Further Info
> • Germany: Dagmar Eisenbach +49 152
> 01587728 dagmar.eisenbach@...
> • Austria: Franz Nahrada +43 676
> 9133961 f.nahrada@...
> Visit Global Villages Network at: [