University Of Teesside Meeting

[+UK Workshop - University of Teesside - January 25th - 29th+]

DavidWortley wrote:

Dear Friends,

I am pleased to confirm the dates for the UK workshop to be held at the University of Teeside at the end of January.

My friend in Teeside, Steve Thompson is organising some community visits and our participation in one of his renowned virtual pub quizzes on January 27th.

My suggested program for the workshop is as follows :-

  • Tuesday January 25th - Delegates arrive - evening get together
  • Wednesday Jan 26th - One Day Conference on Rural Development by Education and ICT
  • Thursday Jan 27th - ERDE Internal meeting (am) + Local Community Visits (pm)
  • Friday Jan 28th - Visits to Community Projects
  • Saturday Jan 29th - Delegates depart
I am very keen that each country should make a presentation at the conference on the Wednesday based on practical experience of real-life community projects such as we all saw in Austria, Germany and Poland.

The delegates and other speakers at the conference will all have such practical experience which I hope we can all learn from.

The agenda is not entirely set in stone (apart from Wed & Thursday) so any other suggestions would be welcome



Steve Thompson
Community Media Coordinator
Department of Academic Enterprise
University Of Teesside
T- 01642 384567
E- s.d.thompson(AT)

"I have managed to add some things to the "cultural" aspect that I think should make the visit to the UK memorable. These things include a visit to a local ICT centre riding there on a vintage Middlesbrough bus. Then we'll take the vintage bus to Albert Park which will be specially lit up for us. We will have a presentation from the Mela and a showing from the Film and TV archives of the history of Albert Park

The next day this visit will be to Skinningrove. First we will go down a real Ironstone mine (check the opening times, you will see that it's closed, we've had it opened up specially for you) then we go on to the Skinningrove Community Centre where we will hear from the people how they have regenerated their community and what part ICT has played in it. We will then deploy the delegates to four very rural pubs in East Cleveland to compete in the Community Challenge, and online pub quiz



In both the conference venue and Albert Park visitor centre I hope to have displays from the Creative Communities of Teesside"

Here are some informations for everybody who is interested: Teesside in the north-east of England is situated in the Cleveland area and close to the River Tees. The distance to Cambridge is about 300 km.

The link to the homepage of the University of Teesside:

look here for the travel information:

Presentation of successful UK projects including community telecentres and broadband community informatics projects

Idea from Bernhard: webradio as a chance to spread information / motivation for innovative local development

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