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Call for Application: 1st International BoschAlumniForum

Apply now and be a part of the 1st International BoschAlumniForum in Aveiro (Portugal), November 2017

 

Dear members of the Bosch Alumni Network, 

From November 9 to 12, 2017, we cordially invite you to take part in the 1st International
BoschAlumniForum in Portugal, taking place in the Aveiro & Porto Region.

With generous support of the Robert Bosch Stiftung through the iac Berlin, we can cover the costs for meals and accommodation as well as support towards travel costs for 30 members of the Bosch Alumni Network. Applications are open until August 15.

The theme of the BoschAlumniForum is:
"Commoning as a local response to the global crisis"

Portugal has implemented several successful models of participatory democracy, mainly by revitalizing former industrial sites. But what is needed to find the best use for such commons within a community in Portugal’s transformation following the European debt crisis?
At the International BoschAlumniForum, we want to take you on a journey through the region to look at best practices in action and learn from the Portuguese example and transfer the knowledge gained to similar contexts. Based on different cases on the ground, the trip starts at the seacoast between Porto and Aveiro and then moves us on the Vouga river train line towards the coast up-country. Representatives from the field and academia will share their experiences and concepts, but the quality of our discussion is also largely dependent on your insights and expertise.

Hosts and Partners
The International BoschAumniForum is hosted by 4iS plataforma para a inovação social and MitOst in cooperation with the International Alumni Center (iac Berlin). After hosting several BoschAlumniForum events in German, this is the first English language event, which is hoped to turn into an annual format.

Participation and application
We encourage all members of the Bosch Alumni Network who now hold responsible positions in political, economic, cultural and civil society fields or are self-employed and would like to give their expert opinion at the forum to apply.

Besides accommodation and meals, up to 50% of the travel expenses will be reimbursed with a maximum of 150 Euro.

Please send your applications by August, 15th 2017 via the online form.
Do not hesitate to contact us with your questions at boschalumniforum(at)mitost.org.

We are looking forward to your applications!
João Pedro Rosa (4iS - plataforma para a inovação social), Kathrin Oerters (MitOst e.V.) and Darius Polok (iac Berlin / Bosch Alumni Network)