I’m Luca, with @Alex we met @alabaeye last week: he presented us the project Transformap, you guys are doing a really interesting job here we think! we also spoke about possible cooperation between Tranformap and our network in Italy and Europe.
In Italy I’m founder member of Italia Che Cambia, a let’s say online magazine - network of social-sustainability-ecological-transition-voluntering-solidareconomy-usw associations and active groups
we already build up a map to connect all of them last year, counting now more than 1300 elements and a lot of different networks. you can see it here
it’s working really good, and if I understood your project correctly, it’s like a kind of italian transformap
we started then in the past year to develop a new big infrastructure that can integrate together news, map, people, associations and networks to be able not only to speak about them but also to give to the people/association/network that want to be engaged for a change some connection tools and active instruments.
and most important, we choose to put at the top of our project a regional/local vision. so we developed a platform that could work as a network of more regional-based nodes interconnected.
the first italian regional portal you can see it here:
(this time it’s open maps )
and then we started parallel with the next step: if in one direction we are working active in a regional level, at the other it’s really important that all the regions and networks will be interconnected between themselves.
and there’s no sense actually to restrain the project at a national level, particularly in our european situation.
so we’re starting to “export” our italian model in europe starting with germany with the first german region: berlin (I spend a lot of my time here in Berlin and also Alex - french - lives here)
you can see the first beta / private / not yet online version here:
(to see it you need to create an account here: http://berlin.imwandel.net/registrieren/ )
with your account you can also see how it works and what’s possible to do right now, and read all the explanations about the website, the map and the project (in german)
(the interface is already translated in 5 languages - you can set it in the profil verwalten > einstellungen)
as you can imagine, there could be a lot of topics that we can discuss about, from sharing our own experiences on the field, to possible cooperation between us.
just to be clear, we are completely no-profit oriented, in italy we are formally an association, and we will probably establish soon in germany as a verein.
I will probably join you tomorrow evening at the Wikimedia Commons Event in Berlin as Adrien proposed.
and we will meet anyway at Solikon I think, I heard that a lot of you will be there for a workshop (I’m helping Solikon Orga-Team, that’s where I got your contact actually), we’re also leading a workshop about Italia Che Cambia and Berlin Im Wandel
have a nice evening everybody!
Luca & Alex