OST2021: Re-energising through intergenerational engagement to address the climate emergency (Re-scheduled because of COVID-19)

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OST2021: Re-energising through intergenerational engagement to address the climate emergency (Re-scheduled because of COVID-19)

Time: October 8, 2021 at 4pm to October 10, 2021 at 1pm
Location: The Old Stable, Bore Place
Street: Bore Place Road, Chiddingstone
City/Town: Chiddingstone, Edenbridge, Kent, TN8 7AR
Website or Map: https://www.boreplace.org/pro…
Phone: 0300-365-1247
Event Type: residential, weekend, ost, gathering
Organized By: Alison and Andy Piasecki, and Bob MacKenzie
Latest Activity: Dec 6, 2020

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Your invitation:  Given current unprecedented levels of turmoil, anxiety and confusion, we hope that, over our residential weekend Open Source Thinking (OST) 2021 Gathering, we can challenge and support each other creatively to return, refreshed, as recharged advocates and resources for effective action and change.  We are compressing our Gathering into a weekend, to provide a space and respite for busy people.  We’ll start with lunch at 12.30 pm on Friday 8 October 2021, and close at 1.00 pm on Sunday 10 October with a sandwich lunch.  You are welcome to join us.

How we will be together:  This is our 5th annual OST Gathering, supported by AMED.  Working together to create a temporary community is at the heart of what we do.  We’ll all share in the preparation and clearing up of our meals (all vegetarian), and in co-creating and co-facilitating our ‘agenda’.  A bonus is that we’ll be able to source fresh produce for our meals from the Bore Place farm - and there is a dishwasher!

Our venue:  Bore Place shares our OST vision of practising living and working sustainably through practical projects, and cooperating with others to share and inspire change.  There are 2 shower rooms, 2 bathrooms and 3 WCs between all the bedrooms over 2 floors. All are shared.

Remaining accommodation: With a maximum capacity of 19 people, we still have 3 x single rooms, each @ £145, and 3 x triple-bedded rooms sharing with others, @ £105 per person who is sharing.  All the contributions include full board and wine with evening meals.

How to get there:  For full details, please click here.

Payment:  If you would like to join us for OST2020, we’ll need a £50 deposit per person by 30th April 2021.  The £balance will need to be paid by 30th July 2021 (earlier on both dates if possible).  Please note that the deposit is non-refundable, as we work on a very tight shoestring.

Keeping in touch about OST in the interim:  To avoid causing 'Zoom-out', we’ll offer everyone the chance to join an informal, virtual conversation catch-up  in Spring 2021, just to stay in touch.  So watch this space!

Next steps:  Please contact Alison @ alisonpia@live.co.uk as soon as you can if you would like to reserve a place for yourself, saying what kind of accommodation you’d prefer. (We’re applying a first come, first served principle). Alison will then let you know how to pay your deposit.  Please, also, feel free to contact Alison or Bob @ bob@amed.org.uk if you’d like to chat first before deciding.  And do circulate this invitation to your friends and other contacts if you think they might be interested. You can also let us know if you would like us to send them an invitation on your behalf.

Please join us if you can, and/or let us have your suggestions and ideas.   We’re looking forward to (re-)engaging with you at Bore Place in Autumn 2021.  

With very best wishes from your OST2021 Hosting Team.   Alison, Bob and Andy. www.opensourcethinking.org.uk

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Comment by Bob MacKenzie on October 25, 2020 at 7:04

Uncertainties facing young people globally: an intergenerational issue

A new OECD report looks at the uncertainties facing young people stemming from global trends such as ageing populations, digitalisation, rising inequalities and climate change – now exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, which has added new challenges around jobs, income and mental health.

Governance for Youth, Trust and Intergenerational Justice: Fit for ... finds that youths in OECD countries have, on average, less income at their disposal than previous young generations and they are 2.5 times more likely to be unemployed than the middle-aged. The COVID-19 pandemic has increased anxiety among young people about their future prospects in an uncertain job market. Only 45% of youths across OECD countries express trust in their government

The report analyses laws, policies and governance tools across 42 countries and the EU geared at securing a better future for today’s youths. It looks at how investment in youth policies is paying off, at how youths are represented in public life and at how governments can address inequalities among young people.

Governance for Youth, Trust and Intergenerational Justice

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