In the application we decided which country would take lead of which part of the project (see “Distribution of Tasks according to application” below).
At the first meeting, we decided on a working structure for the Partnership which allows us to both allocate clear roles and move between these easily at the same time. This structure is based on the “Viable Systems Model“, which describes “the organisational structure of any viable or autonomous system” (according to Wikipedia).
With this model, we established a working structure of several levels. These can be found here. The working groups include the tasks below and are transnationally composed at the same time.
Distribution of Tasks according to application:
To achieve the objectives & results of the Partnership, each partner will take the lead of a certain activity apart from its collaborative contributions. Most partners will translate material.
Permakultur Akademie (GE) co-ordinating organisation; coordinates application & necessary formalities of the Leonardo programme, shares important documents to involve partners equally
Permaculture Association in Britain: found partners, co-ordinated application; hosts meeting; contributes professional organisational experience
Cambium (Barcelona, Spain): hosts meeting in urban context; leads collecting material for teacher’s handbook
Swedish Permaculture Association: contributes teaching experience in Scandinavia using different formats / timescales; hosts round trip meeting in collaboration with DK; contributes how challenges of Nordic climate are met; successful urban PC projects
Aardwerk (NL): leads publishing of results (websites, iBooks, PDFs); collaborates with BU to create PC design game for education purposes
Cultivate (IE): shares curriculum for certified courses; brings unique training resources on using PC to make communities more sustainable
Accademia di Permacultura Italiana: hosts meeting; contributes making videos / interviews at meetings to ensure non-participants will understand results
Université Populaire de Permaculture (FR): contributes communication skills for diversity of course participants & motives; experience with apprenticeships in adult education for wider participation; presents final results of partnership at European PC gathering in July 2014
Green School Village (BG): provides organizational/coordinating, moderating & administrative support; initiates / coordinates creation of board game for PC design; PC experience on easternmost climate zone
Permaculture Association Danmark: host round trip meeting in cooperation with SE; lead compilation of curricula
Projecto Novas Descobertas (PT): contribute national Permaculture diploma system; host meeting; collaborate on video documenting of events with IT
Elävän Kulttuurin Koroinen FI: leads facilitation of sessions at meetings; most northern perspective of PC
Društvo za permakulturo Slovenije: shares experiences of building “Permaculture classroom in nature”; leads web & technical support for collaboration & exchange of skills / knowledge
Latvian Permaculture Association: hosts meeting; leads communication towards widening participation & dissemination