"Open Source Youth Networking” 2007
ISCA organized in cooperation with INATEL, Portugal the "1st European Seminar on Open Source Youth Networking" which took place from 12th to 18th February 2007 in Oeiras, Portugal.
This seminar gathered 21 volunteers from 17 European countries who represented a large scope of voluntary engagements in society. Peers with experience in the fields of media, sport, society and policy developed together how to transfer open source and networking principles in to youth work and volunteering.
An open, exchange and interaction advancing, process encouraged the 18-27 years old participants over five days, how to network in modern information technology society, while interacting open source.
The understanding of open source as social interaction and production model has been edged during this seminar: The participants experienced the advantages of an open interaction (in the context of open source understood as resources providing and sharing) and received tools to implement this model in their respective environment.
The follow-up process was web-based, focussing on up to date socializing models like communities as communicational concepts.
Furthermore, the dialogue established through this seminar with the young peers actively involved in the next development steps of ISCA´s YOURCE project, which aims to promote Web 2.0 and Open Source to promote "real-life" volunteerism.
The upcoming ISCA YOURCE conference from 9th-14th October 2007 in Copenhagen remains as next step in the YOURCE project. The involvement of peers from the participants group in the development process will favour the exploitation of seminar outcomes in a networking dialogue between youth volunteers and peers in the field of Web 2.0 during the YOURCE conference.
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