Every biketour has a kick start with a wintermeeting, this year, mainly because already from last year wintermeeting there was already a good planing start for this biketour (and EVS process), the meeting is quite late, and the two EVS volunteers (Alice and Taborda) are already in barcelona and the route is already partially thought through.
This meeting is very important, as we will have time to discuss strategies, objectives and decisions about the future of biketour. Of course we will also discuss how to accomplish making this biketour a good, and participatory, tour.
Schedule of the weekend
Saturday 25th February
Arrive (see location and directions)
Tour of Can Decreix
possible work on the spot: future bike workshop or agroecological work
Sunday 26th February
Monday 27th February
Possible contiuation of previous day if not finished
- Catalunia - Venezia (ending up in Venezia Degrowth Conference)
- Online tools
- Redesign website
- Other coordination tools request (also for future)?
- Wiki and maps integration
- wufoo and wordpress integration
- Facebook, twitter, identi.ca
- Basic agreements
- Before tour
- During tour
- After tour
- EVS (yes or no?)
- how to manage expetations/frustrations
- EVS (yes or no?)
Location and directions
The wintermeeting will be held in Can Decreix (article about it in catalan) in Cerbère near the catalonia/france border. http://decreixementacampadabcn.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/can-decreix1-nomc3a9s-de-lectura.pdf. We have done lots of work lately, see the photos here http://decreixementacampadabcn.wordpress.com/2012/01/27/jornades-de-treball-del-3-al-6-de-febrer-a-can-decreix/
We still have a lot of work to do in this new space where it is possible to live carfree in the countryside, it is a place to experiment ecological lifestyle, have time to think and organise activist events. It could potentially become a staging for friends of the ecotopia biketour, with possibilities to develop a bike workshop, aside activities around alternative energies and agroecology.
Connected to the Degrowth movement and easy to get to (many trains from everywhere) it can also help to start making connections with french groups and activists.
How to get there
People joining (add your name if you plan to join)
People can (and should) join by a conference call, there will be internet available to stream the meeting.
Joining in person
- Laura (???)
Joining by internet conference call
- Milan (???)