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Introducing The Unity Express at Vienna Calling!
Posted May 21st, 2011 - 1:40 pm by from Brasov, Romania (Permalink)
Hi everyone,

Really nice to see all preparations and activities for Vienna Calling coming along! I am really interested in coming to Vienna too, at least from June 2nd on.

To contribute to these days in the way I can, among of course the obvious of building up / cleaning and whatever small tasks there are left, I would also like to suggest an activity / presentation about The Unity Express, a CS based project that I, and a lot of other CouchSurfers, are involved in. Stefan Derkits redirected me to these groups to further explore the possibilities of a collaboration after he found the project and thought it could be of interest to the attendees :)

So what is The Unity Express?
The Unity Express is a project to promote more respect and less discrimination among people living in Europe. Together with hundreds of volunteers from all over Europe we are organizing one of the largest, most remarkable journeys by train ever made: 24 European countries, 4 weeks, one single train, taking over 1000 people on a mission to make a better, more tolerant society!

See the CouchSurfing group and the official website for more information!

Unity Express Gathering @ Vienna Calling?
As part of the team that organizes this journey, I would like to spread the word about this project during Vienna Calling and give people the ability to get answers, get involved and get excited to go in summer 2012!
The first part of the activity will be to explain a little bit where the project came from, where we are now and what we need to make it a reality. Because the project is 99% done by volunteers, we can't pull this trick off without the help of a lot of people. We need designers, first aiders, city coordinators, logistics experts, a welcome team, etcetera. I'm sure there is something for everyone in the end where they can contribute.
The second part could be to get something done for the project, right there, on the spot. A new t-shirt design perhaps, finding people that live in Brno or Innsbruck that can help make the visit to that city as awesome as possible, writing nice texts for the promotion kit, or maybe something else we can come up with.

I hope this is the right spot for it and hope to hear if integrating this project in VC is something cool :)

Posted May 23rd, 2011 - 9:25 am by from Brasov, Romania (Permalink)
No one interested in The Unity Express @ Vienna Calling?

Posted May 24th, 2011 - 10:31 am by from Karlsruhe, Germany (Permalink)
The idea sounds really interesting and I would like to hear more about this project in vienna.

Wish you luck with the project!


Posted May 24th, 2011 - 4:44 pm by from Vienna, Austria (Permalink)
I'm also interested in a Presentation/Discussion about Unity Express. Just set a Date (or ask the Organizers/Volunteers when it's best) and do it as a "Workshop" at the Base ;)


Posted May 24th, 2011 - 8:47 pm by from Brasov, Romania (Permalink)
Hi Stefan, yes I E-mailed the other Stefan about this a few days ago, but no reply yet... Figured I could plant the question / request here in the meantime.

Point is I need to know if it is wanted there during Vienna Calling, since it depends whether or not I will come and join the event. I know it sounds that I don't like VC for what it is, but the truth is that we have to be careful on where to spend our time on. I'd rather have fun over there AND spread the word of The Unity Express ;).

Can you maybe help making sure that the org knows about this request?

Posted May 28th, 2011 - 1:18 pm by from Vienna, Austria (Permalink)
Hey Coen!

Answered you the day before yesterday!
Wait for your answere.

greeting eli

Posted May 29th, 2011 - 1:57 pm by from Brasov, Romania (Permalink)
Answered just now :)

And for those that are waiting whether or not we are present at VC to tell you more about The Unity Express: YES we are!

I will be there from Thursday evening till further notice (at most until 8th of June, after that I need to get back again).

Excited! Let's decide there what we can do in the workshop for the project.

Posted June 3rd, 2011 - 9:31 pm by from Brasov, Romania (Permalink)
Today's presentation didn't go so well because of the rain and organizational problems.

Tomorrow there will be a new chance to do it. Again we can choose the Base to hold it and think of creative activities in cities and on board.

Really sorry if we disappointed some people today that the workshop wasn't well organized. But I am in Vienna at least tomorrow still!