If you followed us in 2016 you could see a lot of things that happened. We went more local with events in different towns and grew our network internationally. We cooperated with our network partners on the hackathon “What the hack 2016” that took place in Carinthia and brought together 30 developers from over 10 countries. The coworking Europe conference in Brussels strengthened our network because we gathered 15 people in the Alpe Adria Coworking camp from all over the Alpe-Adria-Region and already made plans for the next year.
This time of the year is the perfect time to make plans and wishes for the new year. With our local community events “Get to know your coworker” on the one hand we brought together coworking communities and on the other hand we presented the coworking concept at local municipalities. In two of the towns here in Carinthia people and politicians really want to create a new coworking space. Let’s hope the drive will be carried on into the next year and passionate people will help to create an environment of change.
On the international dimension ideas are to do a trip together and visit the spaces in the regions. Another great opportunity for the regions is to do regional coworking fairs where people working in coworking spaces can present their projects. This is one of the events that can be easily organized in Carinthia next year. Also the development of a touristic package should be one of the focus points for next year because working nomads are an upcoming trend that should be taken into consideration when thinking about creating new content especially for a touristic destination like the Alpe Adria region.
The main important point is to live our cooperation and to organize common activities and experiences. One perfect way to do so is to travel together. Maybe to the next coworking Europe conference which might also be in the Alpe Adria region. One of the candidate cities is Belgrade. A tour through the different spaces was already organized last year and can be easily replicated in 2017.
We also have a new country in our network. Now Montenegro with betabar.me is represented on our platform. They also collaborated with Hub385 through another EU fund (press article related to that topic) and are located on the beautiful coast of Montenegro. Maybe a new idea for the next coworking trip especially in summer…
So we are here to wish you all a great end of the year and a perfect start of the next one. With beautiful collaborations among each other and lots of interesting new projects. We are going to meet already at the beginning of the year here in Carinthia to talk about our regional conference. We wish that other parts of the region will do the same and it will prosper and be supported by new cooperation within this region.
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