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 20:00 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 – 20:00 UTC
“Workshop” room (Zoom Id: 870 4570 7576, Pass: check invitation email or ask in the “Agora” room)
“Agora” room (Zoom Id: 320 304 8388, Pass: EJL06) : Informal disucssions between members (everybody is welcome!)
List of workshops:
- 17:00 UTC – 18:30 UTC : Are learning communities a good way to think about what lots of us are running? (see description below)
- 18:30 UTC – 20:00 UTC : New structure of EUDEC (see description below)
Saturday 20 March
9:00 – 12:00 UTC
“Online AGM” room (Zoom Id: 839 9301 2137, Pass: check invitation email or ask in the “Agora” room)
“Agora” room stays open (Zoom Id: 320 304 8388, Pass: EJL06)
- Short welcoming round
- Very (very) short anouncements round (Online-Conference organisation team + Democratic Education Theory group + Maro appointed as “Council Project Associates” until this Summer + ???)
- 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”, see description below)
- Feedbacks and closure of AGM
Description of workshops
Workshop 1: Are learning communities a good way to think about what lots of us are running?
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.
Workshop 2: EUDEC “New structure” proposal
Details and debates are on Basecamp (EUDEC HQ). If you don’t have Basecamp, here is the full text proposal (here is the definitive pdf), and here is the graph :