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// WORKAROUND Day 2: Symposium — Bringing the unions back to life!

19. October 2013 @ 11:00 - 18:00

€5 – €10

WORKAROUND Day 2: Bringing the union back to life! Workers rights, banking, real-estate and community

The second day of our 3-day WORKAROUND Conference explores the comeback and reshaping of unions, cooperations and other community platforms, with the aim of achieving common goals through morning presentations and an interactive afternoon workshop. Beginning with a profound and insightful introduction to the realm of unions and cooperations, we will hear presentations four promising community projects that will function as case studies, from the fields of banking, workers’ rights, real estate and community. Come and engage with these experts during the afternoon session, learn from their experiences and share your own questions and plans with the working group. The last hour of the symposium will bring the different workgroups and experiences back on stage, thus sharing fresh insights with all participants. A reception at the SUPERMARKT bar will close the day and provide ample opportunity for feedback and talks over a drink or two!


Heike Birkhölzer, CEO Technologie-Netzwerk Berlin e.V.
Geof Cox, Social Business-Expert, member of Guardian Expert Panel on Social Businesses, Fellow of Royal Society of the Arts, Co-Initiator Together – An International Social Enterprise Development Programme.
Christophe Guené, International Expert on Finance, Economist & Founder of Kreditunion, a micro-financing–cooperative with offices in Bruxelles and Berlin.
Dr. Michael LaFond, Director of id:22 Institut for creative sustainability Berlin, supporting innovative notions of living and organisation.
Katja Petrova, Activist for Freelance and Intern Rights.
Jan Fischer, Member of iCollective, a organic, collaborative platform for artists, curators and scientists.


11:00 Welcome speech — Ela Kagel, SUPERMARKT
11:10 Keynote — Heike Birkhölzer, Tech Net
11:45 Keynote — Geof Cox: The relationship between social enterprise and self-organisation, self-employment and new notions of work
12:30 Lunch break
13:30 Showcase 1 — Christophe Guené: Kreditunion als best practice of financial self-empowerment.
13:45 Showcase 2 — Michael LaFond: Sustainable models of Housing and Organization using the example of id:22
14:00 Showcase 3 — Katja Petrova: Freelancer’s self-organisation, introduces Internship Problems and Solutions.
14:15 Showcase 4 — Jan Fischer: Insight in the projects of iCollective and the sustainability of their urban interventions
14:30 Coffee break
14:45-17:00 Breakout groups: Join the working groups and to get more information about the showcase organisations.
17:00-18:00 Reports from working goups and conclusion statements
18:00-19:30 Reception with drinks at the SUPERMARKT bar

Registration: To reserve your place this event, please send a short email to rsvp@supermarkt-berlin.net with the subject heading ‘WORKAROUND’, also specifying which day/s of the 3-day WORKAROUND Conference programme you wish to attend.

Language: Talks will be held in English. Language of the working groups shall be decided depending on the participants.

Costs: We recommend a donation of between 5-10 Euro to cover the costs of the Symposium. A donation box will be located at the reception.

Location: SUPERMARKT, Brunnenstrasse 64, 13355 Berlin. SUPERMARKT is an accessible venue.

Fare: Lunch, sandwiches and cake are available for purchase at the SUPERMARKT bar.

// WORKAROUND Day 2: Symposium — Bringing the unions back to life!


19. October 2013
11:00 - 18:00
€5 – €10


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