Malechowo Meeting







Wiepke van Aaken: I'm very curious to hear from you about ideas and results of the Workshop. Unfortunately I could't be there. Please tell me about your experiences!

Franz: The Malechowo Meeting is almost over. We really had good results and issue our greetings from the Baltic Sea to everyone.

There was an intensive discussion online betweeen Waclaw and Franz, which is documented here.

Soon there will be lots of documentation material here or on our homepage http://www.erde.lt

ERDE Meeting in Malechowo Fall 2004    

Table of Contents
ERDE Meeting in Malechowo Fall 2004   
Participation confirmed   
participation not yet confirmed   
will not participate   
26th of September:   
27th of September:   
28th of September:   
29th of September: - Mielno -   
30th of September:   
Report on the Polish Workshop   
1. Plan for the next year   
1.1 Workshops   
1. England   
1.2 Website   
2. RIC Regional Information Coach   
2. 1 Results of the RIC working group of 27 Sept. 2004 in Malechowo   

Participation confirmed    

KarinEngelhardt D (Coburg)

FranzNahrada A (GIVE)

FranzSteinwender A (GIVE/KB5)

MonikaErb A (BHW)

DorisKiesling A (BHW) and Markus Kiesling

BernhardHaas A (Dorf- und Stadterneuerung)

WaclawIdziak Pl (Malechowo)

PiotrChylarecki Pl (The Malechowo Secondary School)

DariuszBartos Pl (The Malechowo Secondary School)

AlicjaRogala? Pl (The Malechowo Secondary School)

MiroslawaTurczyn? Pl (The Village Renewal Fundation)

MieczyslawaJuszczyk? Pl (The Hobbiton Association)

ElzbietaZylinska? Pl (Together into the Future Association)

MariaDabek? Pl (The Bridge Village)

PiotrIdziak? Pl (The Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun, The Ethnology Institute)

AgataMichalak? Pl (Warsaw University, The Cultural Studies Institute)

ThomasDiener CH

DavidWortley UK (Mass Mitec)

AlgisCibulskas (Lt)

RimanteGaliniene (Lt)

HeinerBenking? (De)

participation not yet confirmed    


Jens Mofina?

I will try to bring more people from Lithuania, but first I need to get back home. I will probably spend the week of the 13th through 20th in Varena and will know more then. I would very much like to have George Christian Jeyaraj come. He is part of our team in Lithuania, but has a Sri Lankan passport. Is it possible to write him an invitation? Or may he get one through a travel agency? Andrius

will not participate    


Wiepke van Aaken




AlexanderRomahn? (De)

JuttaCroll?, StiftungDigitaleChancen?

26th of September:    


- 17:00 Meeting in "Österreichisches Restaurant" Alexanderplatz (near City&Bits / Environmental Ministery)

- 18:00 departure from Berlin - pick up at 18:00 from City&bits with Polish Minibuses, Alexanderplatz 5

- arrival Koszalin 22:00 short welcome meeting

27th of September:    

- Excursion (morning)- visit in most interesting examples of village renewal, meeting with local leaders

- Internal Workshop (afternoon) workshop on RIC, RINC and RMC

- review of year 1 of ERDE

- last questions about final report, accounting, documentation, materials (MonikaErb)

- filling of questionaire (BernhardHaas)

- preview of year 2 of ERDE (2004-2005)

- action plan and timing - workshops, times, organisation, communication, especially VirtualClassroom: how do we use it, when, for what

- ERDE Website and collaboration tools (WIKI, BLOG) discussion and decision


- Presentations - Franz, Waclaw, David

- Discussions

- Program for wednesday, 29th - worksgroups

28th of September:    

- public conference, all participants + multipliers + local authorities


“The Village in the Knowledge-Based Economy”

8:30 - 9:30: The Reception

9:30 - 9:45: The Official Opening

9:45 - 13:30: The Plenary Session

The issues to be raised at the Plenary Session:

- The knowledge-based economy

  • Marginal rural areas in the KB economy - Waclaw Idziak
  • Independent Thinkers - Andrius Kulikauskas
- The village of the future:
  • Global Village - Franz Nahrada
  • Reiche Dörfer (Enriched Communities) - Thomas Diener or another Swiss partner
- The role of education within the KB economy:
  • Berufsnavigation (Job Navigation) - Thomas Diener or another Swiss partner
  • The role of schools in the KB economy - Piotr Chylarecki, Dariusz Bartos, Miroslawa Turczyn
- The specialization of villages, Thematic Villages - Mieczyslawa Juszczyk, Elzbieta Zylinska, Maria Dabek

A 15 minute break is planned around 11:15. Each participant has approximately 10 minutes for his/her presentation + 10 minutes for the discussion, as we need the spare time for translation. These are our suggestions of subjects and problems, as well as of the speakers. Please relate!

13:30 - 15:00: Lunch break

15:00 - 17:00: The Group Workshops Session

Main subjects for group work:

  • Group 1) Training and education of RIC, RMC, RINC
  • Group 2) iVillages - Televillages - Enriched Communities - Thematic Villages: the village as an attractive place
  • Group 3) The specialization of schools; Job Navigation; learning for life and for the job
17 - 17:30: Coffee break

17:30 - 19: Summary, conclusions

Please sign up for workshop groups from now on-> MalechowoWorkshopSignUpPage

29th of September: - Mielno -    

- Internal Workshop on Grundtvig 1 proposal

- alternative: for those who do NOT want to participate in {RIC RINC RMC}?, start a workgroup about national dissemination of ERDE results

- we must end up with an action program!

30th of September:    

(morning) 9:00 departure of participants.


Our accommodation proposal is a student residence with double and single bedrooms, one bathroom per two rooms and a cooking facility in each room. The single rooms cost 10 euros, the doubles - 7 euros a night. Breakfast is not included in the price, but there is a cafeteria in the place where we’ll be holding the workshops that offers breakfasts and lunches.

Please note: you will be accommodated in Koszalin, not in Malechowo, as originally planned, which facilitates the transportation to and from the workshops, most of which will take place in Koszalin as well. Should you wish to stay at a hotel, we could book a room for you. Hotel rooms cost about 40 euros a night. But we strongly feel the student residence would satisfy your needs just as well. - Agata Michalak

Thank you. I made an MalechowoAccomodationBookingPage.. FranzN

  • NEW! We're proposing to accomodate you during the last night (from Wednesday to Thursday) in Mielno, at the "Floryn" resort and to hold the Wednesday and Thursday workshops there. Floryn has single and double rooms - all facing the sea - and the cost would be 40 euros all inclusive (accommodation plus lunch&dinner with fresh fish festival on Wednesday and breakfast on Thursday morning). - Agata Michalak
    • I think everyboy agreed on that as a good add-on to our trip. Most of us have even never been in this part of Europe. FranzN

Link to the pictures: http://www.bhwnoe.at/files/Projekt Grundtvig/fotos04-10_Polen

Report on the Polish Workshop    

Protocol by Monika Erb

  • Issues:
  • 1. Plan for the next year
  • 1.1 Workshops
  • 1.2 Website
  • 2. RIC – Regional Information Coach
  • 2. 1 Results of the RIC working group of 27 Sept. 04, Malechowo
  • 2. 2 Results of the RIC working group with Polish multipliers of 28 Sept. 04, Kozalin
  • 3. Results of the RIC working group about Grundtvig 1, Mielno
  • 3.1 Pre-proposal for Grundtvig 1
1. Plan for the next year    

1.1 Workshops    

We should plan 3 workshops until July 2005

1. England    

David suggests to have a workshop in Middle England. There are contacts with a University in Teeside which has a very good “community informatics” department. There is a good connection with cheap flights (Ryanair). There is even a harbour for those coming by boat. The suggested date is in the middle of January. David will communicate the exact date until 20 October.


Our Slovenian partners have`t any Grundtvig fund but they nevertheless promised to host a workshop.

The suggested date is April.

Franz will communicate with Stanko Blatnik about this and hopes to come up with a definite date by 1 December.


The workshop is scheduled for July.

Rimante and Andrius will be responsible for it.

1.2 Website    

Purpose of the website

  • documentation for the broad audience
  • Promotion of ERDE to mayors, local communities, councils, firms (like a brochure)
  • possibilty of providing and downloading documents about ERDE
Material needed for creating the website

  • - pictures of the partners involved in ERDE
  • - description of the partner´s objectives
  • - list of the partner´s activities in connection with ERDE
  • - material of the partner´s activities (agendas of workshops, presentations, lectures, reports on workshops, ....)
Work scheduled
  • 1. Tini is responsible for writing a mail to all partners giving detailed information on the material needed by 15 October 2004.
  • 2. By the end of October all papers have to be in Lithuania so that Andrius can finish the website.
  • This is essential because the website was already mentioned in our first year report of ERDE but nothing (or almost nothing) has been done so far.
2. RIC Regional Information Coach    

2. 1 Results of the RIC working group of 27 Sept. 2004 in Malechowo    

  • We have`t documents about RINC and RMC
  • Basic questions about RIC:
  • Should we start the project?
  • Which partners should be involved?
  • Who can help us?
  • What can we build on?
  • What do we need?
  • What do we have to develop?
General discussion:
  • - How can tools of the information society be used to support the economic development in rural areas
RIC Education

Three Pillars Model Content - Tools - Structure

A content:

  • - needs and solutions
  • - relation between problem and information
  • - providing help to access information
B tools
  • -sources and tools of accessing information
  • -many different ways to find
C Structure
  • -managing the sustainability of RIC *-law, management
  • -what do people really need
  • -what might improve people`s live?
Requirements for RICs
  • -should live in this village
  • -should have an office there
  • -should create local learning
  • -should document local knowledge
  • -should know the Englisch language
  • -should train and motivate people so that they are able to look for information by themselves
  • -should be informed about the regional specifications
Training of RICs Training should be provided in modules which form a kind of portfolio.

Statements Markus

  • -RIC can be personally specialized – network of RICs
  • -Problem: Small community doesn´t have the money to pay for the RIC – volunteers
  • -Small local cultural centers (in villages) – problem: too many people, too little work. Left over of communist times.
  • -RIC could be solution - an offer to people who work in local cultural centers
  • -Idea: integration of RIC into administration
  • -European Information Point: Young people worked on European issues for 1-2 years - no local integration, still exist in a few communities, possible to build on for RICs.
  • -One day testing in different regions with a RIC-trainer for some interested people to find out if there is a demand for RICs.
we suggest to call this "Day of Open Learning"Franz

Ideas for an image brochure of RIC (imaginary marketing - including existing building blocs)


  • -should invite people to become RIC
  • -should invite commnunities/others to pay for RIC
Benefits we provide
  • - free learning material available – we make them accessable
  • - open content (open source)
  • - network of infomation
  • - network of specialists and exchange
  • - cooperations und synergies
  • - self study the trend of the 21st century
  • - sustainability
  • - “the flying classroom”
  • - trainings, workshops
  • - new life for all institutions
  • - participate in global knowledge
  • - business incubators on local level

2. Results of the RIC working group with Polish multipliers of 28 Sept. 2004 in Kozalin:

Basic questions for the Polish multipliers What are your personal needs? The needs of your organisation? What are your questions?


-information needed on how to get money for the projects -information needed on support for building up the infrastucture -thematic networking needed (special topics are worked on) -How large ist he area to work in? -Who shoud train the RICs? – difficult question -Where should the trainers come from? -Traines should work like streeworkers – trainers from abroad train people in the country

Visions - In two regions of Poland 15 RICs will be trained, they could be educated in Kozalin. These teachers need only 20% of the first column, nothing from the second column and 60% of the third column. Other regions have other target-groups and therefore do other work. The results of this work are put together and a common result is created. Each one does the work who needs.

- Poland has a network of information offices and information points which all cooperate with the AMS. People are not supported in their self studies, they are only provided with information.

- The Polish multipliers need more information on institutions and partners in other countries.

- Polish partners have to ask their organisations if they may cooperate.

- Also in Poland the networks are highly important for cooperation, not least in local administration.

3. Results of the RIC working group about Grundtvig 1, Mielno

3.1 Pre-proposal for Grundtvig 1

To do list

  • involve strong partners
  • talk with MIK
  • needs
  • target groups
  • products that already exist
  • offers
  • realisation
  • what kind of projects Grundtvig is looking for
  • work packages
1. to involve strong partners
  • with practical background in adult education (and staff of those organisation)
  • with practical background in education
  • with innovative aproach regionally concerned
  • places of access and learning
  • present in the village
  • able to give possibility of learning by doing
  • connection beween culture, bussiness, education
  • 5 partners
2. partners

Germany Assosiation for digital opportunities - Bremen, Berlin - Jutta Groll the city of Coburg - Karin Engelhardt

Hungary University of Sopron and the telehouses

UK BCTA - Telecenters, ..... Rualnet - Development of technology University of Teeside - NIACE - Adult Education Learningcenters Community Development Fundation

Austria Bildungs- und Heimatwerk NÖ and Lower Austria to the Internet

Poland MIK Dom Tanca - RIC Rural Development Foundation - Fundacja Rozwoju WS Malecovo Gimnazjum

Lithuania Varena Institute

What kinds of projects Grundtvig is looking for - adult education - training packages - social and economic development - activation of disadvantaged groups - intercultural connections - using the other countries’ experiences

3. Needs

Target groups

	a. we 
	- people working with rural development

b. future coaches - people with some knowledge (all kinds) - people working with rural development and education and culture - self directed - innovative - with leadership abilities - with emotional intelligence - with entrepreneurship spirit

c. rural population - (target group of coaching)

d. public authorities and local administration

e. social entrepreneurs - people who will go to rural areas

Needs - facing information society & knowledge based society

- access to onformation - rural population - courage to act - information - innovation

presantation in the media

village regeneration • built infrastructure • social relations • soul, emotions and expression, mind, ability to self organize


4. Realisation - choosing promising people who

	are already staff and have some field experience
- supporting network – coaching coaches - build a personal portfolio
	= a way to evaluate performance and experience
	= quality of qualification – info, inno, media
	= extension of qualification – thematic and geographical


Working groups

1. Curriculum

Learning by doing

Tools - Computers - Office - ECDL standard - Basic knowledge of law

Structures - moderation skill - interpersonal skill - involvement of citizens

2. Evaluation - How many materials/brochures were produced? - How many networks were created? - How many politicians are supporting our projects? - How many people/organisations know the coach? - How many kids are dreaming of being a coach? - How many adults want to be a coach? - How much alcohol was consumed by the inhabitants before and after the realization of the project? - How large is area of influence? How wide is it? - How many sources support the work? - How do the media react? - What facilities were used? - Continuation – How many new projects were born? - What is the actual number of coaches after the end of the project?

Evaluation tools • Questionaire • Website • Participative action research • Media feedback • Documentation (fotos, movies, working paper) • Participants list • Statistic data • Interview with supervisor and local authorities

Report, Monika Erb, 11 October 2004