The Annual General Meeting (AGM) is the circle with the highest authority in EUDEC. The next EUDEC AGM will take place online on Saturday 20 March 2021, from 9:00 UTC to 12:00 UTC. Like last AGM, there will be a time for Workshops (one day before, from 17:00 UTC to 19:00 UTC) and an “Agora room” where informal discussions can take place…

Please beware of time zone!

  • 9:00 UTC => 10:00 CET (Paris, Berlin…)
  • 9:00 UTC => 11:00 EET (Athens, Bucarest…)

All members will receive an invitation. The AGM is also open to non-members (they don’t have any voting right, of course).

Friday 19 March

17:00 – 19:00 UTC

“Agora” room (Zoom Id: 320 304 8388, Pass: EJL06) : Informal disucssions between members (everybody is welcome!)

List of workshops:

  • Are learning communities a good way to think about what lots of us are running?
  • New structure of EUDEC

Please contact council [at] eudec.org if you want to animate a workshop

Saturday 20 March

9:00 – 12:00 UTC

“Online AGM” room (Zoom Id: [Not defined yet], Pass: check invitation email or ask in the “Agora” room)
“Agora” room stays open (Zoom Id: 320 304 8388, Pass: EJL06)

Agenda:

  • Short welcoming round
  • Vote on the budget 2021 (we couldn’t do it in the last AGM)
  • Vote on a new structure for EUDEC (based on “circles” and “direct democracy” for “non-strategic decisions”)
  • Feedbacks and closure of AGM

Please contact council [at] eudec.org if you want to add a point to the agenda

 

 

Description of workshops

Are learning communities a good way to think about what lots of us are running?
Animator: Ian

There is a danger that educational provision has to be seen as subject to school provision (usually via the state) or market driven forces such as much of the online commercial offerings. Neither are the only options. Although we call ourselves a college we have been recognised by the UK Government as not a school. We then see what we are is a learning community. There are now more than ever in the UK others who are covered by UK legislation that supports settings other than school (not just home education). But then we could view democratic schools as more like communities than standard schools. I want to juxtapose the concept of the community against the idea of an organisation. Let’s see where that might take us.