There currently is a group of people working on setting potential scenarios to set a legal form for OFN Europe (base/office etc…) and earlier in the Summer 2021 a agreement had been made among different instances in the european region to work togeather when applying for eu funding.
what is the problem?
This is information is only known within our internal community, we have not communicated this to the outside world, and despite having been successful to grab the attention of different european partnership groups (applying for funding) another very different situation is to convince evaluators of the proposals we are indeed committed to working together and sharing our resources when we are not set in a formal legal structure yet.
what is the proposal?
to let the outside world understand we are working together and how we are doing this (while still not knowing how this will be formalized).
to create a short addition to the global webpage, called OFN europe initiative. Here we could describe in a paragraph what is our current commitment (to support each other in different countries in the european territory, this would include non-EU countries but within European region) and would show also a collective map of all the OFNs that are part of this vision. (the visualization of the map is very important, probably what has drawn so much interest from different partnerships). We can have as footnote, that we are working on the formalization of this alliance, something that we foresee to happen during 2022.
Please do let me know what you think about it? (There are possibly tech aspects that I am totally missing as I am not a soft. dev.)
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